Dental Assistant

Question 1 of 147

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This dental specialty is primarily concerned with the guidance and correction of misaligned teeth?

Select one of the following:

  • orthodonist

  • endodonist

  • prosthodonist

  • pedodonist

Question 2 of 147

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This dental specialty is concerned with treating the oral conditions in children and adolescents?

Select one of the following:

  • Endodontist

  • prosthodontist

  • pedodontist

  • periodontist

Question 3 of 147

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This dental specialty primarily treats and diagnoses the diseases of the supporting and surrounding tissues of the teeth?

Select one of the following:

  • periodontist

  • orthodontist

  • pedodontist

  • endodontist

Question 4 of 147

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This dental specialty is primarily concerned with the restoration and replacement of missing teeth and oral structures?

Select one of the following:

  • pedodontist

  • periodontist

  • orthodontist

  • prosthodontist

Question 5 of 147

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This dental specialty is primarily concerned with the health of the dental pulp, involving root canal treatment?

Select one of the following:

  • prosthodontist

  • endodontist

  • periodontist

  • pedodontist

Question 6 of 147

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what prerequisites are necessary for a candidate to apply to dental school (2)?

Select one or more of the following:

  • successfully passing CDA exam

  • completion of the DAT exam

  • Completion of one year of physics, chemistry, organic chemistry and biology

  • all of the above

Question 7 of 147

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Ethics in dentistry

Select one of the following:

  • morals

  • values

  • behaviors

  • all the above

Question 8 of 147

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The State Dental Practice Act include:

Select one or more of the following:

  • continuing education requirement

  • licensure requirements

  • duties delegated to dental auxiliaries

  • guidelines infection control

  • guidelines expose dental radiographs

  • situations that would lead to suspension or revocation of dental license

Question 9 of 147

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Failure to deliver due care with patients

Select one of the following:

  • omission

  • commission

  • negligence

Question 10 of 147

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an act that a "reasonable and prudent professional" would not preform

Select one of the following:

  • omission

  • commission

  • negligence

Question 11 of 147

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This involves failure to act as a "reasonable and prudent professional" would act

Select one of the following:

  • omission

  • commission

  • negligence

Question 12 of 147

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Practices and techniques that the dental team can employ to decrease the likelihood of malpractice lawsuit (4):

Select one or more of the following:

  • patient charting

  • obtaining informed consent

  • maintaining communication

  • delivering high quality dentistry

  • professional attitude

Question 13 of 147

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Three dental chair positions

Select one or more of the following:

  • supine

  • downwards

  • subpine

  • upright

  • lower

Question 14 of 147

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Used to illuminate the oral cavity

Select one of the following:

  • lamp

  • rheostat

  • operating light

Question 15 of 147

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Removes debris and excess fluid from mouth

Select one of the following:

  • vacuum compressor

  • high volume evacuator

  • saliva ejector

Question 16 of 147

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Provides suction needed for oral evacuation system

Select one of the following:

  • high volume evacuator

  • vacuum compressor

  • saliva ejector

Question 17 of 147

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Catches debris from mouth via HVE and saliva ejector

Select one of the following:

  • rheostat

  • trap

  • vacuum compressor

Question 18 of 147

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Foot control that operates hand pieces

Select one of the following:

  • rheostat

  • foot pedal

  • operating pedal

Question 19 of 147

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According to Universal Precautions, patients who report to having a bloodbourne disease are treated differently than other patients in respect to their infection

Select one of the following:

  • true

  • false

Question 20 of 147

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Written authorization given by a parent or guardian for a proposed dental treatment on a patient less than 18 years of age

Select one of the following:

  • general supervision

  • confidentiality

  • implied consent

  • informed consent

Question 21 of 147

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What is the standard of moral principles and practices that a profession closely follows

Select one of the following:

  • code of ethics

  • the dental practice act

  • civil law

  • implied consent

Question 22 of 147

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Which member of the dental team is responsible for maintaining the office schedules

Select one of the following:

  • hygienist

  • back office

  • front office

  • dentist

Question 23 of 147

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Dental assistant are not legally permitted to perform sterilization procedures or take impressions

Select one of the following:

  • true

  • false

Question 24 of 147

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The dental laboratory technician is usually a member of the dental team

Select one of the following:

  • true

  • false

Question 25 of 147

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Space between the tooth and the free gingival

Select one of the following:

  • enamel

  • periodontal ligament

  • cervical line

  • gingival sulcus

  • periodontium

Question 26 of 147

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What are the collective fibers that suspend the tooth in the socket and support the gingival

Select one of the following:

  • enamel

  • periodontal ligament

  • cervical line

  • gingival sulcus

  • periodontium

Question 27 of 147

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What are the collective tissues that surround and support the teeth

Select one of the following:

  • enamel

  • periodontal ligament

  • cervical line

  • gingival sulcus

  • periodontuim

Question 28 of 147

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What is the hardest tissue in the human body

Select one of the following:

  • enamel

  • periodontuim

  • periodontal ligament

  • cervical line

  • gingival sulcus

Question 29 of 147

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What is another name for the cementoenamel juction

Select one of the following:

  • enamel

  • periodontal ligament

  • cervical line

  • gingival sulcus

  • periodontuim

Question 30 of 147

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Three steps of instrument transfer:

Select one or more of the following:

  • deliver

  • receive

  • pass

  • approach

Question 31 of 147

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The fulcrum is a point of reset on which the fingers are stabilzed

Select one of the following:

  • true

  • false

Question 32 of 147

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The assistant pass and receive instruments with the left hand when working with a right handed dentist?

Select one of the following:

  • true

  • false

Question 33 of 147

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What is the goal of efficient instrument transfer?

Select one of the following:

  • allow the operators eyes to remain focused on the oral cavity

  • to minimized movement of the operators hands

  • to facilitate the rapid completion of the dental procedure

  • all of the above

Question 34 of 147

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The transfer zone is an area between the operator and the assistant where instruments are exchanged. It takes place in the area just below the patients nose, near the chin.

Select one of the following:

  • true

  • false

Question 35 of 147

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The HVE tip should be placed on the soft palate or back of the tongue to capture all fluid or debris

Select one of the following:

  • true

  • false

Question 36 of 147

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The most effective use of the air/water syringe is the air /water combination spray

Select one of the following:

  • true

  • false

Question 37 of 147

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Which bone contains the foremen magnum

Select one of the following:

  • sphenoid

  • occipital

  • frontal

Question 38 of 147

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What bones make up the forehead

Select one of the following:

  • temporals

  • occipital

  • frontal

Question 39 of 147

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The largest muscle of mastication

Select one of the following:

  • temporals

  • maxillary sinus

  • temporomandibular joint

Question 40 of 147

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What is the pyramid shaped cavity in the body of the maxilla and the largest accessory sinus of the nose?

Select one of the following:

  • temporomandibular joint

  • maxillary sinus

  • occipital

Question 41 of 147

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What is the connection between the mandibular and maxillary jaws?

Select one of the following:

  • frontal

  • maxillary sinus

  • temporomandibular joint

Question 42 of 147

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What is the study of the cause of a disease, which helps to determine how the disease came about

Select one of the following:

  • etiology

  • disease

  • pathology

Question 43 of 147

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What is the mucosa membrane that lines the oral cavity called?

Select one of the following:

  • Whartons duct

  • sublingual glands

  • oral mucosa

Question 44 of 147

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Pattern of response of living organism to some form of injury

Select one of the following:

  • AIDS

  • etiology

  • disease

Question 45 of 147

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What is one of the most serious health problems that have faced the american people?

Select one of the following:

  • AIDS

  • HIV

Question 46 of 147

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What may the pediatric dentist prescribe if the patients teeth show a high incidence of caries as a preventive treatment?

Select one of the following:

  • Dental dam

  • calcium hydroxide

  • dental amalgam

  • pit and fissures sealant

Question 47 of 147

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What is the material placed in the deepest part of the cavity preparation closest to the pulp where it stimulates the formation of secondary dentin?

Select one of the following:

  • dental amalgam

  • pit and fissures sealant

  • calcium hydroxide

Question 48 of 147

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what is also referred to dental alloy and is composed of silver alloy mixed with mercury?

Select one of the following:

  • calcium hydroxide

  • dental amalgam

  • pit and fissure sealant

Question 49 of 147

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what instrument in dentistry isolates the teeth away from the tongue and lips to keep a dry environment?

Select one of the following:

  • pit and fissure sealant

  • calcium hydroxide

  • dental dam

Question 50 of 147

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Used to remove water, saliva, blood, and debris. This system removes the need for the patient to sit up and empty his or her mouth

Select one of the following:

  • HVE

  • saliva ejector

  • air/water syringe

Question 51 of 147

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The low volume evacuator system, this flexible plastic tube is bendable to be placed where necessary

Select one of the following:

  • HVE

  • salive ejector

  • air/water syringe

Question 52 of 147

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Emits air or water or combination of the two into a spray

Select one of the following:

  • HVE

  • air/water syringe

  • saliver ejector

Question 53 of 147

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It means the death of cells due to loss of blood supply, bacterial toxins or physical and chemical damage

Select one of the following:

  • pulpectomy

  • pulpotomy

  • necrosis

Question 54 of 147

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Partial removal of vital pulp that lies within the crown of a tooth, leaving the root portion intact, therefore keep the root vital

Select one of the following:

  • pulpectomy

  • pulpotomy

  • necrosis

Question 55 of 147

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Also known as root canal treatment, involves the surgical removal of the vital pulp from a tooth

Select one of the following:

  • pulpotomy

  • necrosis

  • pulpectomy

Question 56 of 147

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What is the type of anesthesia that will cause loss of sensation confined to a localized area of the body?

Select one of the following:

  • general

  • topical

  • local

Question 57 of 147

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Another name for a bridge is

Select one of the following:

  • pontic

  • removable partial denture

  • fixed partial denture

Question 58 of 147

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Teeth are prepared for crowns and bridges both circumferentially and occlusally to accommodate the thickness of the material used to fabricate the new prosthesis

Select one of the following:

  • true

  • false

Question 59 of 147

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Retraction cord is placed:

Select one of the following:

  • after the final impression

  • before the final impression

  • before preparing tooth

Question 60 of 147

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A pre-impression is taken by the assistant prior to tooth preparation

Select one of the following:

  • so the lab has to make a copy

  • to fabricate provisional crown

  • to send to the lab for a final impression

Question 61 of 147

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If the patient is experiencing sensitivity at the cementation appointment

Select one of the following:

  • patient must reschedule for a new appointment

  • the permanent crown will not fit

  • local anesthesia can be administered

Question 62 of 147

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This instrument is used to aid in locating canal orifices

Select one of the following:

  • glick

  • endodontic explorer

  • plugger

  • explorer

Question 63 of 147

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Endodontic files and reamers are fabricated from:

Select one of the following:

  • stainless steel and nickel titanium alloy

  • platinum/silver

  • aluminum/tin

Question 64 of 147

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These are placed on the reamers and files to mark the length of the root canal

Select one of the following:

  • plastic tabs

  • endo strings

  • rubber stoppers

Question 65 of 147

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This instrument is used to remove excess gutta percha from the coronal portion of the canal and to condense gutta percha into canal opening

Select one of the following:

  • lentulo spirals

  • glick

  • endodontic explorer

Question 66 of 147

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Instruments enlarge and smoothen the canal, they are tapered and twisted, move in and out, up and down motion within the canal

Select one of the following:

  • gutta percha

  • irrigant

  • endodontic files

Question 67 of 147

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During root canal treatment, this solution is used to remove debris and mill bacteria from the canal

Select one of the following:

  • gutta percha

  • absorbent paper points

  • irrigant

Question 68 of 147

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Material used to obturate or fill the canal, is supplied in a cone shaped and various sizes

Select one of the following:

  • absorbent paper points

  • gutta percha

  • irrigant

Question 69 of 147

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Used to dry the canals during root canal treatment, supplied in various sizes ranging from fine to coarse

Select one of the following:

  • gutta percha

  • irrigant

  • absorbent paper points

Question 70 of 147

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The gray side of the film should be in clear view and the white side should be against the plastic support of the bite block.

Select one of the following:

  • true

  • false

Question 71 of 147

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Which landmark on the radiograph should be placed into the slot of the bite block?

Select one of the following:

  • edge

  • corner

  • dot

  • lip

Question 72 of 147

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When taking a periapical x-ray of this tooth, the film is gently pressed on the floor of the mouth

Select one of the following:

  • maxillary first molar

  • mandibular incisors

  • maxillary incisors

Question 73 of 147

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Due to the curvature of the maxillary arch, this tooth may overlap its neighbor in the exposed radiograph

Select one of the following:

  • first molar

  • second molar

  • canine

Question 74 of 147

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When using a bitewing tab:

Select one of the following:

  • film is held at an angle to the teeth

  • the film is held horizontally

  • tab is placed off centered on the film

Question 75 of 147

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The two types of methods used to position bitewing radiographs are bitewing tabs and a positioning instruments

Select one of the following:

  • true

  • false

Question 76 of 147

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The maxillary periapical x-ray should reveal:

Select one of the following:

  • the distal of the cuspid and both premolars

  • none of the canine and both of the bicuspids

  • the anterior of the canine and both bicuspids

Question 77 of 147

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Which bone(s) make up the forehead and part of the orbits and the nasal cavity?

Select one of the following:

  • temporal

  • frontal

  • parietal

Question 78 of 147

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Which bone forms the largest portions of the roof and the sides of the skull?

Select one of the following:

  • sphenoid

  • temporal

  • parietal

Question 79 of 147

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Which bone contains the foreman magnum and the external occipital protuberance?

Select one of the following:

  • temporal

  • occipital

  • sphenoid

Question 80 of 147

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Which bones contain the glenoid fossa?

Select one of the following:

  • temporal

  • sphenoid

  • occipital

Question 81 of 147

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The floor of this sinus is sometimes perforated with the apices of some maxillary teeth.

Select one of the following:

  • anterior meatus

  • frontal sinus

  • maxillary sinus

Question 82 of 147

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This sinus is located behind the superciliary arch, just above the eyebrow

Select one of the following:

  • anterior sinus

  • frontal sinus

  • maxillary sinus

Question 83 of 147

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These numerous and thin walled cavities are located between the upper portions of the nasal sinuses and the orbits

Select one of the following:

  • maxillary sinus

  • frontal sinus

  • anterior and middle ethmoid cells

Question 84 of 147

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which of the following are the symptoms of sinusitis

Select one of the following:

  • pressure build-up

  • pain in the maxillary teeth

  • nasal discharge

  • pain in sinuses

  • all of the above

Question 85 of 147

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What opens into the superior meatus under the superior and nasal concha?

Select one of the following:

  • posterior ethmoid cells

  • rear sinus

  • maxillary sinus

Question 86 of 147

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The ramus is a portion of the mandible that is perpendicular to the body?

Select one of the following:

  • true

  • false

Question 87 of 147

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The portion of the mandible that fits into the glenoid fossa is called?

Select one of the following:

  • condoloid process

  • coronoid process

  • symphysis

Question 88 of 147

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The portion of the mandible that is a thick ridge at the median line

Select one of the following:

  • symphysis

  • coronoid process

  • condyloid process

Question 89 of 147

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Which muscle is a fan shaped and is the largest muscle of mastication?

Select one of the following:

  • masseters

  • temporals

  • internal pterygoid

Question 90 of 147

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Which muscle of mastication suspends the angle of the mandible in a sling and aids in articulation of the maxilla and mandible?

Select one of the following:

  • masseter

  • temporal

  • external ptreygoid

  • internal ptreygoid

Question 91 of 147

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Which muscle of mastication has two heads and has an action of opening and protruding the jaw?

Select one of the following:

  • internal ptreygoid

  • external ptreygoid

  • masseter

  • temporal

Question 92 of 147

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Which muscle of the mastication is the most superficial and has great power and contractibility?

Select one of the following:

  • masseter

  • internal ptreygoid

  • temporals

Question 93 of 147

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Which part of the temporaomandibular joint is an oval depression in the temporal bone just anterior to the ear canal?

Select one of the following:

  • articular tubercle

  • glenoid fossa

  • meniscus

Question 94 of 147

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Which part of the temoromandibular joint is a raised portion of the temporal bone anterior to the glenoid fossa?

Select one of the following:

  • fibrous capsule

  • articular tubercle

  • meniscus

Question 95 of 147

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Which part of the temoromandibular joint is a disc that lies on the conyle and divides the space between the glenoid fossa and into two cavities?

Select one of the following:

  • fibrous capsule

  • articular tubercle

  • meniscus

Question 96 of 147

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Used to improve retention between tooth structure and composite restoration

Select one of the following:

  • amalgam

  • cement

  • bonding agents

  • glue

Question 97 of 147

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A mechanical method of combining dental alloy and mercury

Select one of the following:

  • luxation

  • trituration

  • eblation

  • fabrication

Question 98 of 147

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Amalgam comes in pre measured alloy capsules that must be activated then mixed using a special device

Select one of the following:

  • true

  • false

Question 99 of 147

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The most common use of glass ionomer cement

Select one of the following:

  • cementation of crowns

  • cementation of bridges

  • a and b

Question 100 of 147

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Which device is necessary when doing a Class II amalgam restoration

Select one of the following:

  • high speed hand piece

  • matrix band retainer

  • carving instrument

  • amalgam

  • all of the above

Question 101 of 147

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A curing light is necessary for curing amalgam but not composite resin

Select one of the following:

  • true

  • false

Question 102 of 147

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Limited to the area of the injury

Select one of the following:

  • acute

  • chronic

  • local

  • systemic

Question 103 of 147

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Not limited to area of injury

Select one of the following:

  • systemic

  • local

  • acute

  • chronic

Question 104 of 147

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immediate localized protective response of the body to physical injury on the invasion of pathologic organisms

Select one of the following:

  • systemic

  • acute

  • chronic

  • local

Question 105 of 147

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A slow ongoing process that may lead to permanent tissue damage

Select one of the following:

  • chronic

  • local

  • acute

  • systemic

Question 106 of 147

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The restoration of injured tissue to its original state

Select one of the following:

  • systemic

  • local

  • regeneration and repair

  • acute

Question 107 of 147

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Stage l dental caries is small and confined to the enamel

Select one of the following:

  • true

  • false

Question 108 of 147

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Stage ll dental caries confined to the enamel but has passed the halfway point between the out tooth structure and the dentin

Select one of the following:

  • true

  • false

Question 109 of 147

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Stage lll caries the decay has passed the half point between the DEJ and the pulp

Select one of the following:

  • true

  • false

Question 110 of 147

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Not a blood infection, spread via the fecal/oral route usually through contaminated food or water

Select one of the following:

  • Hep B

  • Hep C

  • Hep A

  • Hep E

Question 111 of 147

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A serios disease that can lead to a prolonged illness including destruction of liver cells, cirrhosis of the liver and death. All dental profession are recommended to receive this vaccine

Select one of the following:

  • Hep G

  • Hep A

  • Hep B

  • Hep C

Question 112 of 147

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A chronic disease of the liver which can be transmitted via blood transfusion, contaminated needles, skin penetration or sexual contact

Select one of the following:

  • Hep A

  • Hep B

  • Hep E

  • Hep C

Question 113 of 147

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A blood borne disease that is a frequent confection with HVC

Select one of the following:

  • Hep C

  • Hep E

  • Hep G

  • Hep B

Question 114 of 147

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Not a blood borne disease, usually spread via fecal/oral route through contaminated food or water. This disease is commonly found as an epidemic in developing countries

Select one of the following:

  • Hep C

  • Hep B

  • Hep G

  • Hep E

Question 115 of 147

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A defective virus that cannot replicate itself without the presnce of HBV

Select one of the following:

  • Hep D

  • Hep G

  • Hep A

  • Hep E

Question 116 of 147

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A sharply circumscribed lesion filled with water

Select one of the following:

  • cyst

  • blister

  • ulcer

Question 117 of 147

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A shallow defect in the soft tissue caused by mechanical trauma

Select one of the following:

  • ulcer

  • hematoma

  • erosion

Question 118 of 147

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A defect that varies greatly in size and presents as a break in the continuity of the mucosa similar to a crater

Select one of the following:

  • abscess

  • ulcer

  • erosion

Question 119 of 147

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A patch or flat area raised slightly from surrounding tissues

Select one of the following:

  • plaque

  • ulcer

  • abscess

Question 120 of 147

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Similar to blister containing only blood

Select one of the following:

  • cyst

  • blister

  • hematoma

Question 121 of 147

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A localized collection of pus in a circumscribed area

Select one of the following:

  • cyst

  • plaque

  • abscess

Question 122 of 147

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An epithelial lined sac filled with fluid or semisolid material

Select one of the following:

  • plaque

  • cyst

  • hematoma

Question 123 of 147

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Ectopic sebaceous gland

Select one of the following:

  • candidiasis

  • leukoplakia

  • fordyce glands

Question 124 of 147

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Grayish white opalescent patter of mucosa with a slightlywrinkled surface

Select one of the following:

  • cellulitis

  • leukodema

  • leukoplakia

Question 125 of 147

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The most common oral fungal infection

Select one of the following:

  • candidiasis

  • cellulitis

  • papilloma

Question 126 of 147

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Also known as canker sores

Select one of the following:

  • cellulitis

  • aphthous ulcer

  • lichen planus

Question 127 of 147

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A painless pedunculated growth that forms a cauliflower pattern

Select one of the following:

  • papilloma

  • leukodema

  • lichen planus

Question 128 of 147

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A rare inherited trait that presents as symmetrical white lesion

Select one of the following:

  • leukoplakia

  • white spongy nevus

  • papilloma

Question 129 of 147

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A term meaning "white patch" this lesion must be firmly attached to underlaying tissues

Select one of the following:

  • white spongy nevus

  • leukoplakia

  • lichen planus

Question 130 of 147

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A condition where inflammation is not contained to a localized area and spreads throughout the soft tissues

Select one of the following:

  • papilloma

  • leukodema

  • cellulitis

Question 131 of 147

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A white patchy lesion characterized by a unique pattern of circles and lines called "wickhams striae"

Select one of the following:

  • lichen planus

  • leukodema

  • white spongy nevus

Question 132 of 147

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A fold of mucous membrane connected at the median line

Select one of the following:

  • lips

  • palatine velum

  • labial frenum

Question 133 of 147

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Two fleshy folds surrounding the teeth

Select one of the following:

  • labial frenum

  • lips

  • tongue

Question 134 of 147

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Principal organ of taste and speech

Select one of the following:

  • tongue

  • lips

  • palatine tonsils

Question 135 of 147

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Small fleshy body that is suspended from the glossopalaltine arch

Select one of the following:

  • palatine velum

  • palatine uvula

  • palatine vallate

Question 136 of 147

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The soft palate in a relaxed state that hangs in a curtain-like partition

Select one of the following:

  • palatine velum

  • palatine vallate

  • palatine uvula

Question 137 of 147

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Two masses located on both sides of the oral cavity between the glossopalatine and pharyngopalatine arches

Select one of the following:

  • labial frenum

  • palatine vallate

  • palatine tonsils

Question 138 of 147

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The upper surface of the tongue

Select one of the following:

  • papillae funjiform

  • dorsum

  • papillae vallate

Question 139 of 147

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Thickly distributed over the anterior two thirds of the tongue they are "cone shaped"

Select one of the following:

  • papillae filiform

  • papillae funjiform

  • papillae vallate

Question 140 of 147

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Deep red in color and mushroom shaped and scattered irregularly through the upper surface of the tongue

Select one of the following:

  • papillae funjiform

  • papillae filiform

  • papillae vallate

Question 141 of 147

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Large in size and number from 8 to 12, located at the back of the tongue in a "V" shape

Select one of the following:

  • papillate vallate

  • papillate filiform

  • palatine velum

Question 142 of 147

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Divides tongue into symmetrical halves

Select one of the following:

  • labial frenum

  • median sulcus

  • palatine velum

Question 143 of 147

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This is the duct of the parotid gland and enters the mouth opposite the second maxillary molar

Select one of the following:

  • maxillary

  • stenston

  • wharton

Question 144 of 147

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This is the duct of the submandibular gland and enters the mouth at the anterior base of the tongue on either side of the labial frenum

Select one of the following:

  • stenston

  • whartons

  • salivary

Question 145 of 147

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This is the gland is smallest of the major salivary glands and is located beneath the mucous membrane of the floor of the mouth

Select one of the following:

  • parotid

  • sublingual

  • serous

Question 146 of 147

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This is the largest gland of the major salivary glands and is located bilaterally in front of and below the ear

Select one of the following:

  • sublingual

  • submandibular

  • parotid

Question 147 of 147

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This is a mixed gland located on each side of the face beneath the lower jaw and is about a size of a walnut

Select one of the following:

  • sublingual

  • submandibular

  • serous

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