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What are the three types of dentin?

1-Primay (Forms before eruption)
2-Secondary (Forms through root formation)
3-Tertiary (Reparative, forms as a response to bi-products of bacterial invasion)


What are the four descriptive categories when referring to a caries lesion?

1-Surface (Pit/fissure or Smooth surface)
2-Cavitated vs. non-cavitated
3-Active vs. inactive
4-Primary, secondary, or residual


Lesions on natural, intact tooth are referred to as?

Primary caries


Caries adjacent to a filling or restoration which are likely due to the same etiology as the caries from the restoration are called?

Secondary or recurrent caries


Demineralized tissue that has been left behind before a filling is placed is called?

Residual caries