Dynamics: Chapter 05 Dental

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  • 1. 

    This dental professional prepares and installs braces and retainers.

    • A.

      Endodontist

    • B.

      Prosthodontist

    • C.

      Orthodontist

    • D.

      Periodontist

    Correct Answer
    C. Orthodontist
    Explanation
    Otrho means straight and donto refers to teeth

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  • 2. 

    This dental professional hands instruments and materials to the dentist

    • A.

      Endodontist

    • B.

      Dental hygienist

    • C.

      Dental assistant

    • D.

      Dental laboratory assistant

    Correct Answer
    C. Dental assistant
    Explanation
    Dental assistants participate in "chairside dentistry".

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following is a typical work responsibility of dental hygienists?

    • A.

      Repairing cracks in teeth

    • B.

      Applying fluoride treatments and sealants

    • C.

      Making crowns

    • D.

      Opening the dental office

    Correct Answer
    B. Applying fluoride treatments and sealants
    Explanation
    Applying fluoride treatments and sealants is allowed in all states by hygienists.

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  • 4. 

    Dental hygienist programs include both academic classes and 650 hours of _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ clinical

    • A.

      Actual

    • B.

      professional

    • C.

      Supervised

    • D.

      Faculty

    Correct Answer
    C. Supervised
    Explanation
    Dental Hygiene students are supervised by instructors and dentists.

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  • 5. 

    All states require that dental hygienists be __________________. 

    • A.

      Accredited

    • B.

      Certified

    • C.

      Registered

    • D.

      Licensed

    Correct Answer
    D. Licensed
    Explanation
    Dental hygienists must be licensed in order to practice legally in all states. This ensures that they have met the necessary educational and training requirements to provide dental hygiene services. Being licensed also allows dental hygienists to be held accountable for maintaining professional standards and ethics in their practice.

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  • 6. 

    A cap that is placed on a broken tooth is known as a/an _______________

    • A.

      Bridge

    • B.

      Cap

    • C.

      Denture

    • D.

      Crown

    Correct Answer
    D. Crown
    Explanation
    Crowns are placed on broken or weak teeth.

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  • 7. 

    The process of keeping one’s mouth clean is known as _______________________

    • A.

      Personal hygiene

    • B.

      Dental hygiene

    • C.

      Oral hygiene

    • D.

      Orthodontic hygiene

    Correct Answer
    C. Oral hygiene
    Explanation
    Oral refers to the mouth and hygiene is the maintenance of cleanliness.

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  • 8. 

    Both dentists and dental hygienists must possess this physical ability.

    • A.

      Patience

    • B.

      Manual dexterity

    • C.

      Communication skills

    • D.

      Assessment skills

    Correct Answer
    B. Manual dexterity
    Explanation
    Manual dexterity is the only physical skill on the list.

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  • 9. 

    Successful dentists display this specific kind of attitude toward their staff and patients.

    • A.

      Professional

    • B.

      patience

    • C.

      Caring

    • D.

      Business

    Correct Answer
    C. Caring
    Explanation
    Dentists need to show caring and compassion to their patients and employees.

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  • 10. 

    ______________ differs from the other states in the title given to licensed dental hygienists, calling them RDHs (registered dental hygienists) or LDHs (licensed dental hygienists).

    • A.

      Illinois

    • B.

      Indiana

    • C.

      Iowa

    • D.

      Idaho

    Correct Answer
    B. Indiana
    Explanation
    Indiana differs from the other states in the title given to licensed dental hygienists, calling them RDHs (registered dental hygienists) or LDHs (licensed dental hygienists). The other states do not specify a different title for licensed dental hygienists.

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  • 11. 

    This dental professional identifies and treats cavities, gum disease, and other dental problems

    • A.

      Dentist

    • B.

      Dental hygienist

    • C.

      Dental assistant

    • D.

      Endodontist

    Correct Answer
    A. Dentist
    Explanation
    Most dentists practice general dentistry and perform skills related to gum and tooth disease.

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  • 12. 

     When people have a dental checkup, the first professional they see, and the one who spends the most time with them, is usually ____________________. 

    • A.

      A dentist

    • B.

      A dental assistant

    • C.

      A dental hygienist

    • D.

      An orthodontist

    Correct Answer
    C. A dental hygienist
    Explanation
    When people have a dental checkup, the first professional they see, and the one who spends the most time with them, is usually a dental hygienist. Dental hygienists are responsible for cleaning teeth, examining patients for oral diseases, and providing preventive dental care. They also educate patients on proper oral hygiene practices. Since they spend the most time with patients during a checkup, they are typically the first professional patients encounter. Dentists may come in later to perform a more thorough examination or provide treatment if necessary.

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  • 13. 

    A dental assistant who works closely with a dentist during a procedure is performing the function of ­­­­­_______________ assistant. 

    • A.

      Technical

    • B.

      Chairside

    • C.

      patient

    • D.

      radiology

    Correct Answer
    B. Chairside
    Explanation
    A dental assistant who works closely with a dentist during a procedure is performing the function of a chairside assistant. This means that the assistant is directly assisting the dentist by providing support and helping with various tasks during the procedure. The chairside assistant plays a crucial role in ensuring the smooth flow of the dental procedure and providing comfort to the patient.

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  • 14. 

    Endodontists specialize in ________________________________________.

    • A.

      Promotion of oral health and disease prevention

    • B.

      Replacement of missing teeth

    • C.

      Treating the interior of teeth, including root canals

    • D.

      Uses imaging to diagnose head and neck diseases.

    Correct Answer
    C. Treating the interior of teeth, including root canals
    Explanation
    Endodontists are dental specialists who focus on treating the interior of teeth, including root canals. They are trained to diagnose and treat diseases and injuries that affect the dental pulp and the surrounding tissues. This includes performing root canal therapy, which involves removing infected or damaged pulp from the tooth and sealing it to prevent further infection. Endodontists have advanced knowledge and expertise in saving teeth that would otherwise require extraction, helping patients maintain their natural teeth and oral health.

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  • 15. 

    All states require dental assistants attend a technical school, vocational school, the military, or  receive on the job training and are required to be ________________. 

    • A.

      Certified

    • B.

      licensed

    • C.

      Registered

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. None of the above
    Explanation
    The question states that dental assistants are required to attend a technical school, vocational school, the military, or receive on the job training. However, it does not mention that dental assistants are required to be certified, licensed, or registered. Therefore, the correct answer is none of the above.

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  • 16. 

    In some states, dental assistants must have a license or be registered to take x rays or to perform certain advanced tasks, such as ____________ teeth, which are often known as “expanded functions.”

    • A.

      Filling

    • B.

      Cleaning

    • C.

      Polishing

    • D.

      Examining

    Correct Answer
    C. Polishing
    Explanation
    In some states, dental assistants with certification are proficient in polishing teeth. Cleaning teeth requires use of additional instrumentation.

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  • 17. 

    When performing an oral exam, both the dentist and dental hygienist must possess this quality. 

    • A.

      Oriented to detail

    • B.

      Patience

    • C.

      Organization

    • D.

      problem solving

    Correct Answer
    A. Oriented to detail
    Explanation
    Both professionals exam teeth and the oral cavity and must focus on changes and differences from the normal.

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  • 18. 

    Applicants to dental school must pass the Dental _______________ Test.

    • A.

      Application

    • B.

      Aptitude

    • C.

      Analogy

    • D.

      Admissions

    Correct Answer
    D. Admissions
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Admissions." This is because applicants to dental school need to pass the Dental Admissions Test in order to be accepted into the program. The test is specifically designed to assess the suitability and readiness of applicants for dental school.

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  • 19. 

    Establishing oneself in the profession of dentistry takes self-discipline and strong what? 

    • A.

      Manual dexterity

    • B.

      Self confidence

    • C.

      Work ethic

    • D.

      Efficiency

    Correct Answer
    C. Work ethic
    Explanation
    Dentists require self discipline, organization, and reliability to meet the needs of their patients.

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  • 20. 

    Professional cleaning and polishing of the teeth is known as ________________.

    • A.

      Prosthodontics

    • B.

      periodontics

    • C.

      Preventive

    • D.

      Prophylaxis

    Correct Answer
    D. Prophylaxis
    Explanation
    The correct answer is prophylaxis. Prophylaxis refers to the professional cleaning and polishing of the teeth. It is a preventive dental procedure that helps remove plaque, tartar, and stains from the teeth, thus promoting oral health and preventing dental diseases such as cavities and gum disease.

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