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1

What involves preventing disease and injury by reducing exposure or levels of a risk factor (e.g. immunizations, community water fluoridation, sealants)?

Primary Prevention

2

What involves identifying and controlling disease processes in their early stages, often before signs or symptoms are apparent (e.g. periodic exams, radiographs)?

Secondary Prevention

3

What involves preventing disability by returning individuals to their optimal level of functioning after damage has occurred (e.g. crowns, implants, dentures)?

Tertiary Prevention

4

True or False? Policymakers and the public often think of oral health disparities as less important than other care issues/needs.

True

5

What held the charge, "define, describe, and evaluate the interaction between oral health and well-being [quality of life] through the lifespan in the context of changes in society?

Surgeon General's Report titled Oral Health in America

6

What were the five major findings of the Surgeon General's Report?

- Oral diseases and disorders affect health and well-being throughout life
- Safe and effective measures exist to prevent the most common dental diseases
- Lifestyle behaviors that affect general health affect oral and craniofacial health, as well
- There are profound and consequential oral health disparities within the United States
- More information is needed to improve America’s oral health and eliminate health disparities

7

What are the 6 factors of personal health care?

Examination
Diagnosis
Treatment planning
Treatment
Financing (personal)
Evaluation

8

What are the 6 factors of public health care?

Survey
Analysis
Program development
Program operation
Financing (public)
Evaluation

9

What type of health care maximizes best outcomes?

Personal

10

What type of health care minimizes worst outcomes?

Public

11

What type of health care has goals based on patient?

Personal

12

What type of health care has goals driven socially?

Public

13

What type of health care works for profit in solo-practice or small groups?

Personal

14

What type of health care works for salary in groups or organizations?

Public

15

What are the administration (non-clinical) careers in DPH?

- State or regional dental director
- Program director

16

What are the academic/research (non-clinical) careers in DPH?

- Faculty member
- Federal or local government
- Research organizations

17

What are the U.S. Public Health Service careers in DPH?

- Bureau of Prisons (federal)
- U.S. Coast Guard
- Indian Health Service

18

What are the commercial organizations careers in DPH?

- Insurance Companies
- Evaluation firms