A Quiz About Dental Assisting

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A Quiz About Dental Assisting

Dental assistants perform many tasks that range from providing patient care and taking x-rays to recordkeeping and scheduling appointments. Their duties vary depending on the dentists' offices where they work. This quiz will assess your general knowledge of the dental assisting profession and what you expect to do when you get that job. Answer each question using the best possible answer.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The term that refers to the total destruction of all living organisims is:
    • A. 

      Disinfection

    • B. 

      Catalist

    • C. 

      Sterilization

    • D. 

      Mofifying

    • E. 

      Wipe Out

  • 2. 
    The bulk of the tooth is made up of:
    • A. 

      Enamel

    • B. 

      Cementum

    • C. 

      Dentin

    • D. 

      Pulp

    • E. 

      Tubules

  • 3. 
    The portion of the tooth that is visible in the mouth is called the:
    • A. 

      Cusp

    • B. 

      Anatomic Crown

    • C. 

      Tooth

    • D. 

      Clinical Crown

    • E. 

      Enamel

  • 4. 
    The dental specialty that deals with the removal of the pulp is:
    • A. 

      Orthodontics

    • B. 

      Periodontics

    • C. 

      Oral Surgery

    • D. 

      Endodontics

    • E. 

      Pathology

  • 5. 
    The correct number identification in the universal system for the upper left 2nd molar is:
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      18

    • C. 

      14

    • D. 

      31

    • E. 

      15

  • 6. 
    How many teeth are found in the primary dentition?
    • A. 

      32

    • B. 

      16

    • C. 

      8

    • D. 

      20

    • E. 

      24

  • 7. 
    Which teeth are not found in primary dentition?
    • A. 

      Molars

    • B. 

      Cuspids

    • C. 

      Bicuspids

    • D. 

      Incisors

    • E. 

      Laterals

  • 8. 
    The hardest tissue in the body is:
    • A. 

      Bone

    • B. 

      Cementum

    • C. 

      Dentin

    • D. 

      Enamel

    • E. 

      Pulp

  • 9. 
    The area (bump) found just behind the upper 3rd molar is called:
    • A. 

      Alveolar ridge

    • B. 

      Tuberosity

    • C. 

      Retro Molar Pad

    • D. 

      Foramen

    • E. 

      Alveolar socket

  • 10. 
    The band of connective tissue found next to the bicuspids and lips is called:
    • A. 

      Frenum

    • B. 

      Mucosa

    • C. 

      Labia

    • D. 

      Alveolar ridge

    • E. 

      Tuberosity

  • 11. 
    A bump found on the crown of a tooth is called:
    • A. 

      Primary groove

    • B. 

      Fissure

    • C. 

      Pit

    • D. 

      Cusp

    • E. 

      Cervix

  • 12. 
    Which tooth has a fifth cusp called the Cusp of Carabelli?
    • A. 

      Maxillary 1st Bicuspid

    • B. 

      Maxillary 1st Molar

    • C. 

      Maxillary 2nd Molar

    • D. 

      Mandibular 1st Bicuspid

    • E. 

      Mandibular 1st Molar

  • 13. 
    The dividing line between the anatomic crown and the root of the tooth is called:
    • A. 

      Cementum

    • B. 

      Midline

    • C. 

      Cervix

    • D. 

      Cusp

    • E. 

      Tubule

  • 14. 
    An example of an instrument used to carve tooth anatomy in a restorationis:
    • A. 

      Cleoid discoid

    • B. 

      Hatchet

    • C. 

      Chisel

    • D. 

      Woodson Plastic Instrument

    • E. 

      Hoe

  • 15. 
    Which of the following materials is used to take an impression?
    • A. 

      Amalgam

    • B. 

      Stone

    • C. 

      Gypsum

    • D. 

      Alginate

    • E. 

      Plaster

  • 16. 
    Which type of dental cement isused to 8irritate the dentin and stimulate the growth of secondary dentin?
    • A. 

      Lining Base

    • B. 

      Insulating Base

    • C. 

      Amalgam

    • D. 

      Varnish

    • E. 

      Composite

  • 17. 
    A tofflemire & matrix band isused to form a wall on which cavity classification?
    • A. 

      Class I

    • B. 

      Class II

    • C. 

      Class III

    • D. 

      Class IV

    • E. 

      Class V

  • 18. 
    Which cavity classification refers to caries found on a smooth surface?
    • A. 

      Class I

    • B. 

      Class II

    • C. 

      Class III

    • D. 

      Class IV

    • E. 

      Class V

  • 19. 
    When using a rubber dam, which size hole is typically used for a 1st molar?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

    • E. 

      5

  • 20. 
    The tooth surface closest to the midline is:
    • A. 

      Lingual

    • B. 

      Facial

    • C. 

      Buccal

    • D. 

      Distal

    • E. 

      Mesial

  • 21. 
    The term 'buccal' refers to:
    • A. 

      The face

    • B. 

      The lips

    • C. 

      The cheeks

    • D. 

      The tongue

    • E. 

      The midline