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What does the commission on dental accreditation do

Evaluation and accreditation of dental educational programs in the US set standards for educational programs in DA, DH, dental lab tech

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Why is the CDA important to students and the public

Provides insurance that the program continues to meet the high standards set forth by the dental profession

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Who was the first dentist to use a dental assistant

C. Edmond Kells

4

Who founded dental hygiene education in America

Dr. Alfred C. Fones

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Who was the first woman in the US to graduate from the dental school

Dr. faith sai so Leong

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Who was the first African-American female dentist in the US

Ida gray rollins

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Where is the Dr. Samuel de Harris national Museum of dentistry located

On the grounds of the Baltimore College of dental surgery in Baltimore Maryland

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Who was the first African-American to graduate from the dental school of Harvard University

Robert Tanner Freeman

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Professionalism

And attitude that is a parent and everything you do and say, in and out of the dental office. It is important because when you demonstrate it, you receive respect and acknowledgment from your colleagues and patients as a valued member of the dental healthcare team

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How can a dental assistant demonstrate professionalism

By their appearance, knowledge, attitude, teamwork, and skills

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Name the three essential aspects of a professional appearance

Good health, grooming, and appropriate dress

12

How can you demonstrate that you are a responsible person

Arriving on time, staying for the full shift, being a cooperative team member, not asking to leave early

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A.D.A.A.

American dental assistance association: represent the profession of dental assisting on a national level

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CDA

Certified dental assistant: nationally recognized credential of the DA who passed the D ANB certified exam/keeps current through continued education

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DANB

Dental assistance national board: national agency responsible for administrating the certification exam and issuing the credential of certifying DA

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What are the three primary methods of chemical exposure

Inhalation, skin contact, Ingestion

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What is the difference between acute and chronic chemical toxicity

Acute results from high-level of exposure over shorter period Chronic equals many repeated exposures over a longer time

18

What is the best way to protect your hands from chemicals

Utility gloves

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What types of personal protection should be worn when handling toxic chemicals

Hand protection, I protection, gown and apron, mask

20

How is the chemical considered hazardous

If it can egnite, react or explode when mixed with other substances, corrosive, toxic

21

Eyewash units

Required at every workplace where chemicals are used inspected monthly, weekly three minute flashing, irrigates eyes with soft wide flow of water, wall/sink mounted

22

Describe the necessary precautions when working with mercury

Well ventilated space, avoid skin contact/inhalation, store away from heat in tight sealed container, use pre-Lord loaded capsules, close cover before starting amalgamator, reassemble capsule after dispensing, contaminated disposables into poly ethylene bags in seal

23

What are the OSHA requirements regarding an eyewash unit

Installed in every workplace where chemicals are used

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Describe guidelines for minimizing exposure to chemical hazards in the dental office

Keep minimum amount of hazardous chemicals in the office, read labels/use as directed, store according to manufactures directions, keep containers tightly covered, avoid mixing, wear PPE, wash hands after removing gloves, avoid skin contact, maintain good ventilation, no eating/drinking/smoking where chemicals used, keep away from flames, have fire extinguisher, no cleanup procedures, keep neutralizing agents around, dispose correctly

25

What could be the effects of exposure to radiographic processing solutions kept in a poorly ventilated area

Respiratory problems

26

In general how should chemicals be stored

In a cool dry dark place

27

In general how are chemicals determined to be hazardous

Ignitable, corrosive, reactive, toxic, listed by the EPA

28

How could an empty container be considered to be hazardous

Holds residues that can burn or explode

29

What does a written program consist of

Identify by name, all employees in office exposed to hazardous chemicals/identify individual responsible for the program and staff training, how chemicals handled/info on labeling and safety measures, how to respond to chemical emergencies

30

What is the purpose of OSHA

Requires employers to inform employees about identity and hazards of all chemicals they are exposed to

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Why was the OSHA hazard communication standard revised

Adopted the globally harmonized system of classification and labeling of chemicals ends confusion and elminates need for different labels improves quality/consistency of info available to employees using chemicals

32

What is the revised term for the material safety data sheet

Safety data sheet

33

What is a pictogram

Graphic elements used on a hazard label, used to identify the specific hazards class and category

34

Name five commonly use dental materials that may be regulated as waste

Mercury and dental amalgam, amalgam capsules, amalgam traps, lead foil and shields, disinfectant solutions, x-ray fixer solutions/developer solutions

35

Name four types of items that would be regulated dental waste

Disposable needles, disposable dental burs, endodontic files and retainers, contaminated broken glass

36

Name for materials that would be contaminated waste

Saliva soaked gauze, used patient bibs, surface barriers, gloves

37

What type of waste are extracted teeth

Regulated waste

38

Describe the requirements for sharps containers

Closable, leak proof, puncture resistant container labeled with biohazard symbol and color-coded

39

Why is radiographic fixer considered to be hazardous waste

High in silver content

40

Where could you find information about the flashpoint of a disinfectant

SDS

41

How should the operator maintain the forms when working on a patient

Parallel to the floor

42

In terms of the clock concept, where is the static zone located for right-handed operator

12 to 2

43

Besides the assistant, what may be located in the assistants zone

Mobile dental unit, assistant stool

44

What classification of instruments is used to remove decay manually

Hand cutting

45

What are the four uses of the mouth mirror

Indirect vision, retraction, light reflection, tissue protection

46

Describe the main feature of the working end of an explorer

Sharp, distinguishes areas of calculus or decay from discrepancies on teeth

47

What three instruments make up the basic set up

Mouth mirror, explore, cotton pliers

48

Give the name of the instrument that is used to measure the sulcus of a tooth

Perio probe

49

What instrument would you transfer to the dentist to carve anatomy back into the inner proximal portion of an amalgam restoration

Hollenback

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Round bur

1/4, 1/2, 1-8, 10

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Inverted cone

33 1/2, 34–39, 36L, 37L

52

Straight fissure plane cut

55–60, 57L, 58L

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Straight Fissure cross cut

556-560, 567L, 568L

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Tapered Fissure plane cut

167-172, 169L, 170L, 171L

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Tapered Fissure crosscut

699-703, 699L, 700L, 701L

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Pear

330–333, 331 L

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End cutting

957, 958

58

What cavity classifications use a posterior matrix system

Class 2

59

What is used to hold a posterior matrix been in position intraorally

Universal retainer/Tofel Meyer

60

What instrument is commonly used to contour the matrix band

Burnisher

61

What can result from improper wedge placement

Overhang and cupping

62

Why can't a stainless steel matrix band be used with composite

Metal can scratch some composite resin's

63

What is another term for a clear plastic matrix

Celluloid, mylar strip

64

What matrix system is an alternative to the universal retainer

Auto matrix

65

What is another term for a thin polish matrix band used for posterior composites

Palodent type

66

What is the main difference between a recommendation and a regulation

Regulations are laws recommendations are an advisement but cannot be enforced

67

What is OSAP

Provides recommendations for infection control and safety for things like instrument processing, surface asepsis, water line management

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What is the primary role of the CDC in dentistry

Protects health and safety of people at home and abroad recommendations

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What is the primary role of the FDA in dentistry

Regulated manufacturing and labeling of medical devices for example PPE sterilizers Office equipment

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What is the primary role of the EPA in dentistry

Ensure safety and effectiveness of disinfectants, regulating waste materials

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What is the primary role of OSHA in dentistry

Ensure safety and health of workers. Blood-borne pathogen's standard and hazardous communication standard

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ADA

American dental Association

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ADAA

American dental assistants association

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ADHA

American dental hygienist association

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OSAP

Organization for safety, asepsis and prevention

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CDC

Centers for disease control and prevention

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FDA

Food and drug administration

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EPA

Environmental protection agency

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OSHA

Occupational safety and health administration