Flashcards in general chairside Deck (64):
When taking impressions, the next step after seating the patient and placing the patient napkin is to
explain the procedure to the patient
The only nutrients that can build and repair body tissues are
When is the needle guard removed?
after the syringe has been placed in the operators hand
Which wax is used to extend the borders of an impression tray?
Which procedure is NOT performed to remove bony defects or restore normal bony contour?
The tip of the composite curing light should be held at an angle of __ degrees to the tooth.
Necrotic tissue is removed from the lining of the periodontal pocket in which procedure?
C-A-B in basic life support stands for
How long can an IRM restoration last?
How many teeth are in the arch of a deciduous dentition?
Which gypsum product is commonly used to fabricate a diagnostic model?
are provided for patients who don't pay in full
The angle of the bevel of the HVE tip should always be
parallel to the buccal or lingual surface
The patient is instructed to breathe into a paper bag or cupped hands to manage
Which artery is the most common site for taking a dental patient’s pulse?
If humidity is high while mixing a final impression material, the setting time may be
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
A right-handed dentist is doing a preparation on 30MO. The dental assistant places the HVE tip on the
the lingual of #30
Which handpiece operates forward and backward and supports a variety of attachments?
A genetic abnormality in which there are defects in the enamel formation is
Which is NOT considered a food group according to MyPlate?
Cross-contamination between components of a two-paste composite system will
cause the material to harden
Which describes a physical protection associated with saliva?
removes and dilutes acids associated with dental plaque
Buffer time in the office schedule is reserved for
Which suture is absorbable?
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?
a tray is set up
left to right
After a surgical procedure, the patient is NOT instructed to
rinse vigorously after 6 hours
The surgical removal of diseased gingival tissue is
Which is a narcotic analgesic?
A short-acting local anesthetic lasts less than
The most frequently used substance in a medical emergency is
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
Which gypsum product is commonly used to make diagnostic models?
Which is commonly used for irrigation during endodontic debridement?
A periodontal pocket marker appears similar in design to
When taking blood pressure, the exhaust valve should be released at a rate of
2 to 3mm hg per second
Unconsciousness, increased body temperature, rapid heartbeat, and increased blood pressure are symptoms of
a grand mal seizure
Which number is NOT included in the list of emergency telephone numbers posted next to each telephone throughout the office?
patient emergency number
A prescription that states 1 tab QID prn pain indicates the patient should take one tablet
4 times a day as needed for pain
Which is a thermoplastic material used to stabilize an anterior clamp?
According to Black’s classification, decay diagnosed on the incisal edge of anterior teeth and the cusp tips of posterior teeth is Class
Which instrument is used to trim soft tissue during an oral surgery?
Which would NOT be used for smooth surface carving in an amalgam procedure?
cleiod discoid carver
High-volume evacuation results in each, EXCEPT one. Which is the EXCEPTION?
increases the patients desire to rinse
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.
Intermittent blinking, mouth movements, blank stare, and nonresponsiveness are symptoms of
petit mal seizure
Mouth mirrors and dental burs are which type of dental supply?
Selecting the shade of an anterior esthetic restoration is NOT advised
immediately after cavity prep
A three-unit bridge that replaces one missing tooth consists of
2 abutments and a pontic
An orthodontic positioner is designed to
retain the teeth in their desired position
Which prevent cholesterol from oxidizing and damaging arteries?
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
Which medical emergency occurs most frequently in the dental setting?
Which ingredient in local anesthetic solution prolongs the effect of the anesthetic?
The results of most vital bleaching procedures last
Which occurs when an alginate impression is stored in water or a very wet paper towel?
RDAs are the daily essential nutrients needed to prevent deficiency. RDA stands for
recommended dietary allowance
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
The dental assistant’s responsibility in an emergency situation is to
provide appropriate support in implementing emergency procedures
Which endodontic instrument is used to curette the inside of the tooth to the base of the pulp chamber?
long shank spoon
The first step in preventing a medical emergency is to be certain the patient has
completed and updated medical history
Which is used in a deep cavity preparation to prevent thermal shock?