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true or false

Statement 1: In obstructive sleep apnea patient struggles to breathe but there’s no closing of the airway.
Statement 2: Dental professionals manage patients with central sleep apnea.

both false
- in obstructive sleep apnea patient struggles to breathe because of obstruction of the airway. Dental professionals like yourself manage obstructive sleep apnea. Central sleep apnea is managed completely differently.


Most common symptom of nighttime obstructive sleep apnea is:

Snoring is hallmark of obstructive sleep apnea


All of the following are physical characteristics of obstructive sleep apnea EXCEPT:

A Macroglossia
B retrognathia
Ctonsillar hypotrophy
D inferior displacement of hyoid bone
answer is C= Tonsillar hypotrophy is the answer here because it tonsillar HYPERTROPHY is a physical characteristic of OSA.


Where is the most common site of obstruction in Obstructive sleep apnea?

base of the tongue


How long after delivering a sleep oral device do you bring a patient in for the first follow up visit?

2 weeks


true or false

Statement 1: Sjogrens syndrome is a chronic, autoimmune, inflammatory disorder of only lacrimal and salivary glands.

Statement 2: 1 or more foci of 100 lymphocytic concentration in 4mm2 area is needed for a positive lip biopsy

Both statements are false. Sjogren's can affect any exocrine glands including the sweat glands. the criteria for a positive lip biopsy is 1 or more foci of 50 lymphocytic concentration in 4mm2 area.


The normal rate of unstimulated saliva flow rate in an individual is:

Normal is 0.3ml/min, this was said in lecture.


true or false
Statement 1: Xerostomia is the subjective sensation of dryness in the mouth.
Statement 2: Complaint of dry mouth occurs when the volume if saliva is ⅓ the normal volume of unstimulated saliva.

Both statements are true. xerostomia is what the patient perceives to be dryness in the mouth, regardless of the actual volumetric saliva produced. 75% reduction of unstimulated saliva is lost when patients experience sensation of dry mouth.


At Tufts, what is the minimum white blood cell count necessary to provide dental treatment for a patient (undergoing chemotherapy or bone marrow transplant) with antibiotic coverage?

1000 cells


How long before a patient undergoes chemotherapy or a bone marrow transplant should they be evaluated for necessary dental treatment?

1 mos