Rdh Clinical Review Quiz

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Rdh Clinical Review Quiz

This quiz assesses dental hygiene students' readiness to work with patients in a clinical setting.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Your clinical patient, Mary Doe, arrives for her semi-yearly dental appointment for a "cleaning and dental examination."  While assessing her soft tissues and periodontium, you note the presence of gingival swelling and redness in the maxillary posterior regions.  You also note bleeding upon probing and periodontal pockets around the following teeth:  #2 - 5mm MB, #3 - 4mm DB, #14 - 6mm DB, #15 - 5mm MB, and #15 - 5mm MLi.  You also detect a malodor.  Your patient has been unaware of the breath odor; however, she does report bleeding upon tooth brushing.  These findings are indicative of:
    • A. 

      Gingivitis

    • B. 

      Oral Cancer

    • C. 

      Medication Side Effect

    • D. 

      Periodontitis

    • E. 

      Osteoporosis

  • 2. 
    On your patient's (Mary Doe) full-mouth set of radiographs, you notice a triangular-shaped opacity in the interproximal space between teeth #14 and #15.  What is this radiographic opacity?
    • A. 

      Patient's tongue

    • B. 

      Calculus

    • C. 

      Supernumerary Tooth

    • D. 

      Abscess

    • E. 

      Food Debris

  • 3. 
    If a patient in the dental office is a regular client and comes in semi-annually for check-ups, it is not necessary to review his/her medical history at each dental appointment.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    It is appropriate for the dental hygienist to review a patient's dietary habits and explain the impact such habits have on the patient's oral health.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    What can be the result of performing Quadrant Deep Scaling on a patient taking Coumadin or similar blood thinners?