Dental Charting And Terminology Trivia Quiz

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Are you familiar with dental charting and terminology? Do you know anything interesting about teeth? For example, Wisdom teeth are commonly removed because they sit so far back in the jaw that they can easily cause problems or discomfort if they are not removed. Incisors are often our first adult teeth that make up the majority of our pretty white smiles. Utilize your wisdom concerning dental charting, terminology, and teeth and take this minty fresh quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The purpose of a dental examination includes all of the following, except?
    • A. 

      Shaping and contouring a restoration

    • B. 

      Make a diagnosis

    • C. 

      To recommend and/or proceed with a treatment plan

    • D. 

      Evaluate soft and hard dental structures

  • 2. 
    True or false?Each patient receives the same type of examination
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Definition of diagnosis is ____?
    • A. 

      Identification of disease

    • B. 

      Removing or arresting disease

    • C. 

      A plan to restore oral health of a patient

    • D. 

      Treatment of disease

  • 4. 
    Definition of a treatment plan is ____?
    • A. 

      Identification of disease

    • B. 

      A list of patients that need to be seen

    • C. 

      A plan to restore oral health of a patient

    • D. 

      Treatment of disease

  • 5. 
    True or false? 'Dental recording' is also known as 'dental charting.'
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The role of a dental assistant during a dental examination includes all of the following, except?
    • A. 

      Gathering all completed forms for the patient record

    • B. 

      Completing any diagnostic procedures such as intraoral and extraoral radiographs, study casts, and photographs

    • C. 

      Charting or recording the dentist's findings during the examination

    • D. 

      Evaluate teeth for dental caries

  • 7. 
    Tick all of the various techniques an operator would use during a dental examination. 
    • A. 

      Visual examination

    • B. 

      Palpation

    • C. 

      Instrumentation

    • D. 

      Intraoral imaging

    • E. 

      Radiography

    • F. 

      Photography

    • G. 

      Telephone questionnaire

  • 8. 
    Tick all of the soft tissues that are included in a complete soft tissue examination from the list below.
    • A. 

      Cheeks

    • B. 

      Oral mucosa

    • C. 

      Lips

    • D. 

      Palate

    • E. 

      Tonsil area

    • F. 

      Tongue

    • G. 

      Floor of the mouth

    • H. 

      Teeth

    • I. 

      Alveolar bone

    • J. 

      TMJ

  • 9. 
    True or false? Dental charting must be entered correctly and accurately.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    True or false? To accommodate a variety in our diet, our teeth are designed for cutting, shearing, incising, tearing, and grinding different types of food.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    The following are types of teeth, except?
    • A. 

      By-molars

    • B. 

      Incisors

    • C. 

      Molars

    • D. 

      Canines

  • 12. 
    The type of teeth that 'cuts' food without heavy force?
    • A. 

      Incisors

    • B. 

      Canines

    • C. 

      Pre-molars

    • D. 

      Molars

  • 13. 
    The type of teeth that 'cuts and tears' food with force?
    • A. 

      Canines

    • B. 

      Pre-molars

    • C. 

      Molars

    • D. 

      Incisors

  • 14. 
    The type of teeth that 'grasps and tears' food with force?
    • A. 

      Canines

    • B. 

      Pre-molars

    • C. 

      Molars

    • D. 

      Incisors

  • 15. 
    The type of teeth that 'chews and grinds' food with heavy force?
    • A. 

      Canines

    • B. 

      Pre-molars

    • C. 

      Molars

    • D. 

      Incisors

  • 16. 
    The type of teeth that are located at the front of the mouth, have a single-root, sharp thin edge and consists of two groups, are_________?
    • A. 

      Incisors

    • B. 

      Canines

    • C. 

      Pre-molars

    • D. 

      Molars

  • 17. 
    The type of teeth that are located at the corner of the mouth, have a pointed cusp, and a single long root, are_________?
    • A. 

      Incisors

    • B. 

      Canines

    • C. 

      Pre-molars

    • D. 

      Molars

  • 18. 
    The type of teeth that are have two pointed cusps, and are not in a primary dentition, are_________?
    • A. 

      Incisors

    • B. 

      Canines

    • C. 

      Pre-molars

    • D. 

      Molars

  • 19. 
    The type of teeth that are located at the back of the mouth, has more cusps than other teeth, and that are short and blunt to provide a chewing surface, are_________?
    • A. 

      Incisors

    • B. 

      Canines

    • C. 

      Pre-molars

    • D. 

      Molars

  • 20. 
    Tick the tooth types that are 'anterior' teeth.
    • A. 

      Incisors

    • B. 

      Canines

    • C. 

      Pre-molars

    • D. 

      Molars

  • 21. 
    Tick the tooth types that are 'posterior' teeth.
    • A. 

      Incisors

    • B. 

      Canines

    • C. 

      Pre-molars

    • D. 

      Molars

  • 22. 
    A quadrant is one __________ of the dentition
    • A. 

      Fourth

    • B. 

      Third

    • C. 

      Sixth

    • D. 

      Fifth

  • 23. 
    The most common tooth numbering system in Australia is the __________ system.
    • A. 

      International Standards Organization (ISO/FDI)

    • B. 

      Universal

    • C. 

      National

    • D. 

      Palmer notation

  • 24. 
    Using the FDI tooth numbering system,  quadrant 3 is the ______?
    • A. 

      Permanent mandibular left quadrant

    • B. 

      Primary mandibular left quadrant

    • C. 

      Permanent mandibular right quadrant

    • D. 

      Primary mandibular right quadrant

  • 25. 
    Using the Palmer Notation tooth numbering system, which is the following tooth?
    • A. 

      Permanent maxillary left canine

    • B. 

      Primary maxillary left canine

    • C. 

      Permanent maxillary right canine

    • D. 

      Permanent maxillary left lateral incisor

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