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1

Few children are protected by sealants primarily because of

Lack of public awareness

2

Demineralization of the enamel is the first stage of

Incipient caries

3

One third of preschool children are affected by early childhood diseases. T or F?

True

4

What is found in large numbers of dental plaque and is known as disease producing bacteria?

Mutants streptococci

5

Using ____ can slow or prevent the caries process

Fluoride

6

What type of decay occurs surrounding an existing restoration?

Recurrent caries

7

By using a detector and color caries detection dyes can detect _____

Decay and carries

8

What type of caries is found in elderly patients?

Root caries

9

The purpose of filler material in the sealant is to make it more wear resistant. T or F?

True

10

What threw colors are sealant materials supplied in?

Clear, tinted, opaque

11

Polymerization methods include self cured and ____ cured

Light

12

____% of properly placed sealants are effective in protecting teeth against cavities

100%

13

Not placing sealants or using the "no touch" technique is recommended for patients who are allergic to acrylate. T or F?

True

14

Why is microabrasion sometimes used before sealants are applied?

To open fissures, remove any slight decay, and prepare sight for placement of sealant

15

Properly placed sealants usually last

5-10 years

16

Will dental caries occur if the sealant remains in place?

No

17

Fluoride is released after polymerization in some brands of sealant material. T or F?

True

18

In the first ______ is when most sealant failure will occur.

3-6 months

19

Moisture contamination and _____ is a factor in sealant retention

Inadequate etching

20

____ reduces the acid to teeth and increases the flow of saliva

Xylitol

21

Excess sealant material in the contact area results in blocked contact. _____ helps alleviate this error.

Flossing

22

Sealing the margins of amalgam and composite restorations with unfilled resins prevents microleakage, arrests the program of caries, and preserves tooth structure. T or F?

True

23

In an effort to achieve complete coverage you should use a mouth mirror and an ____ and gently trace the sealant.

Explorer

24

___% of children are not protected by sealants due to lack of public awareness

30

25

The ____ process requires a susceptible tooth and a diet rich in fermentable carbohydrates and specific bacteria

Caries/ decay