Oral Epidemiology

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Oral Epidemiology

IPFW Dental Public Health Oral Epidemiology


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What index does the research center use for patients using a tartar control toothpaste for 6 lower anterior teeth?
    • A. 

      Navy Plaque Index

    • B. 

      Volpe-Manhold Calculus Index

    • C. 

      OHI-S

    • D. 

      Turesky Modification of the Quigley Hein

  • 2. 
    In the DMF caries index for teeth and tooth surfaces, are 3rd molars included if they are decayed, missing, or filled?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 3. 
    An epidemic is a disease occurring over a wide geographic area and affecting a high proportion of the population.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    What kind of decay is the DMFT & S signifying?
    • A. 

      Irreversible decay

    • B. 

      Reversible decay

  • 5. 
    If you were doing a plaque index with debri for a group of preschool children, which one would you use?
    • A. 

      Def

    • B. 

      Pl I

    • C. 

      OHI-S

    • D. 

      PHP

  • 6. 
    An endemic is an occurrence of disease clealy in excess of normal expectancy.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    The "e" in the def index stands for indicated for extraction. If a patient has teeth indicated for extraction for orthodontics, are they included in this index?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 8. 
    Which index would you use for a group of elderly patients in a nursing home?
    • A. 

      Plaque Index

    • B. 

      Patient Hygiene Performance

    • C. 

      Gingival Index

    • D. 

      Root Caries Index

  • 9. 
    In measuring the reliability of a measurement, an intraexaminer or intrarater reliability is consistency of findings by one examiner with those previously recorded by the same examiner.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Which index uses the WHO probe to calculate scores?
    • A. 

      Turesky

    • B. 

      Eastman Interdental Bleeding Index

    • C. 

      Sulcus Bleeding Index

    • D. 

      Periodontal Screening and Recording Index

  • 11. 
    Recurrent caries fall under which category?
    • A. 

      Decayed

    • B. 

      Missing

    • C. 

      Filled

    • D. 

      Indicated for Extraction

  • 12. 
    Root caries can fall under the Decayed portion of the DMFT index.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    What is a proportion that uses a standard denominator and includes a time interval (1,000, 10,000, or 100,000 per year)?
    • A. 

      Rates

    • B. 

      Counts

    • C. 

      Proportions

    • D. 

      Index

  • 14. 
    Which index would you instruct your patient to use to calculate plaque control at home with disclosing solution or tablets?
    • A. 

      Plaque Control Record (O'Leary's)

    • B. 

      PI I

    • C. 

      Patient Hygiene Performance

    • D. 

      Plaque Free Score

  • 15. 
    What is the name of the index that measures occlusion?
    • A. 

      O'Leary's

    • B. 

      O'Sullivan's

    • C. 

      Angle's

    • D. 

      Dean's

  • 16. 
    You have a 9 year old patient with a mixed dentition. Which index would you use to calculate decay?
    • A. 

      DMFT and def combined

    • B. 

      Def

    • C. 

      Dmft

    • D. 

      DMFS

  • 17. 
    A 2.5 score on the Gingival Index indicates what?
    • A. 

      Excellence

    • B. 

      Good

    • C. 

      Fair

    • D. 

      Poor

  • 18. 
    Which index uses floss to calculate scores?
    • A. 

      Periodontal Screening and Recording

    • B. 

      Community Periodontal Index of Treatment Needs

    • C. 

      Gingival Bleeding Index

    • D. 

      Eastman Interdental Bleeding Index

  • 19. 
    Which index is measured with bleeding on probing?
    • A. 

      Gingival Index

    • B. 

      Sulcus Bleeding Index

    • C. 

      Gingival Bleeding Index

    • D. 

      Eastman Interdental Bleeding Index

  • 20. 
    Oral epidemiology is the study of disease and health in populations.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    Which one does not indicate an asterisk on WHO probing on the Periodontal Screening & Recording Index?
    • A. 

      Indicated for extraction

    • B. 

      Mobility

    • C. 

      Marked recession

    • D. 

      Mucogingival involvement

  • 22. 
    The gingival indexes are reversible, just like the disease itself.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    What is the agent when studying oral epidemiology?
    • A. 

      Host

    • B. 

      Environment

    • C. 

      Disease

    • D. 

      Population

  • 24. 
    The Greek word "edemos" means what?
    • A. 

      Native

    • B. 

      Epidemiology

    • C. 

      People

    • D. 

      All

  • 25. 
    Morbidity is the rate of disease or proportion of diseased persons in a geographic area.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False