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1

When taking impressions, the next step after seating the patient and placing the patient napkin is to

explain the procedure to the patient

2

The only nutrients that can build and repair body tissues are

proteins

3

When is the needle guard removed?

after the syringe has been placed in the operators hand

4

Which wax is used to extend the borders of an impression tray?

utility

5

Which procedure is NOT performed to remove bony defects or restore normal bony contour?

gingivoplasty

6

The tip of the composite curing light should be held at an angle of __ degrees to the tooth.

90

7

Necrotic tissue is removed from the lining of the periodontal pocket in which procedure?

gingival curretage

8

C-A-B in basic life support stands for

chest compressions
airway
breathing

9

How long can an IRM restoration last?

several months

10

How many teeth are in the arch of a deciduous dentition?

10

11

Which gypsum product is commonly used to fabricate a diagnostic model?

plaster

12

Walkout statements

are provided for patients who don't pay in full

13

The angle of the bevel of the HVE tip should always be

parallel to the buccal or lingual surface

14

The patient is instructed to breathe into a paper bag or cupped hands to manage

hyperventilation

15

Which artery is the most common site for taking a dental patient’s pulse?

radial

16

If humidity is high while mixing a final impression material, the setting time may be

decreased

17

Which statement is true when using a Tofflemire matrix band and retainer?

the matrix retainer is placed on the buccal; the wedge is placed on the lingual interpromixally

18

A right-handed dentist is doing a preparation on 30MO. The dental assistant places the HVE tip on the

the lingual of #30

19

Which handpiece operates forward and backward and supports a variety of attachments?

low-speed

20

A genetic abnormality in which there are defects in the enamel formation is

amelogenesis imperfecta

21

Which is NOT considered a food group according to MyPlate?

oils

22

Cross-contamination between components of a two-paste composite system will

cause the material to harden

23

Which describes a physical protection associated with saliva?

removes and dilutes acids associated with dental plaque

24

Buffer time in the office schedule is reserved for

emergency patients

25

Which suture is absorbable?

plain catgut

26

A patient’s medical history indicates that the patient has a prosthetic heart valve. Because of a higher incidence for bacterial colonization, what medication will commonly be prescribed for this patient?

antibiotic

27

a tray is set up

left to right

28

After a surgical procedure, the patient is NOT instructed to

rinse vigorously after 6 hours

29

The surgical removal of diseased gingival tissue is

gingivectomy

30

Which is a narcotic analgesic?

paracetamol

31

A short-acting local anesthetic lasts less than

30 minutes

32

The most frequently used substance in a medical emergency is

oxygen

33

A patient presents with a fractured amalgam restoration, but time in the schedule does not permit placement of a permanent restoration. Which cement mixture will be required?

temporary cement to secondary consistency

34

Which gypsum product is commonly used to make diagnostic models?

plaster

35

Which is commonly used for irrigation during endodontic debridement?

sodium hypochlorite

36

A periodontal pocket marker appears similar in design to

cotton pliers

37

When taking blood pressure, the exhaust valve should be released at a rate of

2 to 3mm hg per second

38

Unconsciousness, increased body temperature, rapid heartbeat, and increased blood pressure are symptoms of

a grand mal seizure

39

Which number is NOT included in the list of emergency telephone numbers posted next to each telephone throughout the office?

patient emergency number

40

A prescription that states 1 tab QID prn pain indicates the patient should take one tablet

4 times a day as needed for pain

41

Which is a thermoplastic material used to stabilize an anterior clamp?

dental compound

42

According to Black’s classification, decay diagnosed on the incisal edge of anterior teeth and the cusp tips of posterior teeth is Class

VI

43

Which instrument is used to trim soft tissue during an oral surgery?

surgical scissors

44

Which would NOT be used for smooth surface carving in an amalgam procedure?

cleiod discoid carver

45

High-volume evacuation results in each, EXCEPT one. Which is the EXCEPTION?

increases the patients desire to rinse

46

A 10-year-old patient would likely have which mixed dentition?

Permanent mandibular central and lateral incisors, primary second molars, permanent mandibular canines, permanent first molars.

47

Intermittent blinking, mouth movements, blank stare, and nonresponsiveness are symptoms of

petit mal seizure

48

Mouth mirrors and dental burs are which type of dental supply?

expendable

49

Selecting the shade of an anterior esthetic restoration is NOT advised

immediately after cavity prep

50

A three-unit bridge that replaces one missing tooth consists of

2 abutments and a pontic

51

An orthodontic positioner is designed to

retain the teeth in their desired position

52

Which prevent cholesterol from oxidizing and damaging arteries?

antioxidants

53

An alert of serious illness or allergy should be noted in which manner on the clinical record?

inside the record in a discreet but obvious manner such as with a small bright colored label

54

Which medical emergency occurs most frequently in the dental setting?

syncope

55

Which ingredient in local anesthetic solution prolongs the effect of the anesthetic?

vasoconstrictor

56

The results of most vital bleaching procedures last

3-5 years

57

Which occurs when an alginate impression is stored in water or a very wet paper towel?

imbibition

58

RDAs are the daily essential nutrients needed to prevent deficiency. RDA stands for

recommended dietary allowance

59

If a patient displays symptoms of hypoglycemia and is conscious, what is the first thing you should ask the patient?

when did you eat last and did you take your insulin

60

The dental assistant’s responsibility in an emergency situation is to

provide appropriate support in implementing emergency procedures

61

Which endodontic instrument is used to curette the inside of the tooth to the base of the pulp chamber?

long shank spoon

62

The first step in preventing a medical emergency is to be certain the patient has

completed and updated medical history

63

Which is used in a deep cavity preparation to prevent thermal shock?

dental base

64

Which agent is prescribed to reduce patient fears and tension?

antianxiety