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45 Cards in this Set

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Discontinuation of care after treatment has commenced but before it has been completed
Pathological wearing away of dental hard tissue by friction
Abrasive agent
A substance used to remove stain and to polish natural teeth, prosthetic appliances,k resorations, and castings
Abscess, periodontal
A localized area of pus formed in periodontal tissue
a tooth, a root, or an implant used for the retention of a fixed or removable prosthesis. Also known as a retainer
Acid attack
the action of acids from plaque upon the enamel
Acid etch technique
a bonding technique in which tooth structure is etched to create the rough surface necessary for mechanical and micromechanical bonding
Acquired pellicle
a colorless, translucent film composed of complex sugar-protein molecules. It forms normally on the teeth within minutes of cleaning.
an organic resin from which various types of dental restorations, prostheses, and appliances are constructed
active life
the length of time that a soolution or material will remain effective after it has been put into use
age fog
fogging on outdated radiographic film
ultimate strength
maximum stress that a material sustains before it fractures
ultrasonic scaling
the use of an ultrasonic scaler to remove mineralized deposits from the tooth surfaces
the portion of a tooth that lies between the height of contour and the gingiva. Also, recessed areas in the surface of the cast
each single component of the fixed bridge; a segment of scedhuled time; a piece of dental equipment
universal numbering system
identification of the teeth; the permanent teth are number 1 to 32; primary teeth are lettered A to T
universal precautions
a set of precautions designed to transmissions
resin surface coating formed by evaporation of a solvent
a substance that causes blood vessels to narrow and stimulates the heart
a substance that causess blood vessels to expand
a layer of tooth-colored material (composite or porcelain) that is bonded or cemented to the prepared tooth surface
refers to the front or belly side of the body
vertical angulation
in radiography, the angle made between the x-ray beam and a line parallel to the floor
vertical dimension
a measurement of the face ath the midline with the teeth in occlusion. Also, the space provided by the height of the teeth in normal occlusion
in radiography, an acronym standing for "as low as reasonably achievable"
a substance consisting of two or more metals
alternative benefit
contract provision that authorizes the third party to determine the amount of benefits payable, giving consieration to professionally acceptable alternative procedures that may be performed to accomplish the desired result
alveolar bone
that part of the alveolar process that lines the bony sockets into which the roots of the teeth are embedded
alveolar crest
the highest point of the alveolar process
alveolar mucosa
the mucous membrane that covers the alveolar process and continues to form the lining of the cheeks and the floor of the moutgh
alveolar process
the extension of the maxilla and mandible that surrounds and supports the teeth to form the dental arches. Also known as the alveolar ridge
inflammation and infection associated with a disturbance of the blood clot after tooth extraction. Also knowsn as a dry socket or osteitis
surgical reduction and reshaping of the alveolar ridge
the tissues of the mandibular and maxillary mucobuccal folds
the relative capacity of a pathogen to overcome body defenses
the property of a liquid that causes it not to flow easily
washed field technique
use of a water spray from the dental hand piece as a coolant to protect the tooth from injury due to overheating
waste, infectious
contaminated sharps, teeth, pathological waste. and blood-soaked items
waste, regulated
liquid or semi liquid blood or other potentially infectious materials; items that would release blood or other potentially infectious materials is compressed
in radiography, the distance from the crest of one wave to the crest of another wave
wax, beading
soft, pliable wax in a ropelike shape used to modify impression trays
wax, boxing
utility wax strips used to form matrix around impressions before pouring
workers' compensation
a payroll tax that the employer is required to pay to cover the cost of insurance in case an employee is injured on the job
Young's frame
a U-shaped metal or plastic frame used to hold dental dam in place