Dental Assistant Test: Trivia Quiz!

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Dental Assistant Test: Trivia Quiz!

Do you think you have what it takes to pass this Dental Assistant Test? It is perfect for someone who is preparing for their finals because it has all the basics that an attendant should know for sure. Do give it a try and see just how well you will do in practice and the exams, you are about to take up.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    One of the most common restorative materials in dentistry is composite.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Direct restorations include amalgam and gold crowns.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Composite resins are stronger than amalgam or gold.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Polymerization is the process in which the resin material is changed from a pliable state into a hardened restoration.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Macrofilled composites contain the smallest filler particles providing the least strength.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    One reason temporary restorations are used is to maintain the function and esthetics of a tooth until a permanent restoration can be placed.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Common uses of Intermediate Restorative Material include restorative emergencies and restoration of primary teeth.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Indirect restorations materials include gold alloys and ceramic materials.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Porcelain material is chosen as a restorative material because the shading matches tooth color well.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    For longer than 150 years, billions of dental amalgam fillings has been used to restore decayed teeth.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    The types of supplemental materials selected by the dentist will determine how the tooth will be prepared.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Calcium hydroxide is NOT a bonding material.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    The application of a varnish helps to seal the dentinal tubules.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Dental bases are used to provide pulpal protection in the following ways: Protective bases, insulating bases, and sedative bases.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    With the use of bonding materials, it is now possible to bond restorative materials to enamel and dentin.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Acid etching is a technique in which acid is placed on either the enamel or gingiva to remove the smear layer in preparation for bonding.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    An example of enamel bonding is a sealant or orthodontic bracket.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    The mixing time for dental cements is the same no matter which materials you are using.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Glass ionomer cement MUST be mixed on a cool glass slab.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    A porcelain casting is chosen over other castings because it
    • A. 

      Has higher strength.

    • B. 

      Has the ability to match natural tooth structure.

    • C. 

      Is a good insulator.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 21. 
    ________ occurs when a metal restoration is touched by a fork.
    • A. 

      Microleakage

    • B. 

      Galvanic action

    • C. 

      Sheer stress

    • D. 

      Corrosion

  • 22. 
    A properly triturated amalgam mix should:
    • A. 

      Be a hard mass.

    • B. 

      Contain dry particles.

    • C. 

      Be a soft, pliable mass.

    • D. 

      Separate when packed.

  • 23. 
    A difference in the cavity preparation of amalgam versus composite is:
    • A. 

      More retention is cut into the prep for composite.

    • B. 

      Amalgam requires the use of a bonding system.

    • C. 

      Composites are more compatible with most dental materials used for bases.

    • D. 

      Composites require the use of a bonding system.

  • 24. 
    A liquid with high viscosity _____ flow easily and _____ effective in wetting a surface.
    • A. 

      Does; is

    • B. 

      Does; is not

    • C. 

      Does not; is

    • D. 

      Does not; is not

  • 25. 
    Glass ionomer can be used for class _____ restorations.
    • A. 

      II

    • B. 

      III

    • C. 

      IV

    • D. 

      V