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The human skull is divided into what two sections?

Cranium and Face

The strongest, longest and only movable bone of the face is the:


The TMJ is made up of what bony parts?

Glenoid fossa, articular eminence, and condyloid process

The angle at the corner of the mouth is called the:

Labial commissure

[ ] is the living tissue of the tooth made of blood vessels and nerves.


Which member of the dental team manages patient records, payroll, insurance billing, and financial arrangements?

Business Assistant

A horizontal plane divides the body into [ ] portions.

Superior and inferior

The three imaginary lines used to divide the body into sections are called:


The scientific study if the shape and structure of the human body is:


There are [ ] succedaneous teeth.


The ADA recognized how many specialities?


Embryology is the study of:

Prenatal development

The three primary periods of odontogenesis are known as:

Growth, calcification, and eruption

How many body systems does the human body have?


The more fixed attachment of the muscle that is toward the midline in referred to as the:

Muscle origin

[ ] is s disorder associated with the integumentary system.


The endocrine system uses chemical messengers called [ ] that move through the bloodstream.


Any food that contains sugars out other carbohydrates that can be metabolized by bacteria in plaque is described as being:


A broad term for abnormal tissues in the oral cavity is:


Oral candidiasis is an opportunistic infection caused by:

Yeastlike fungus

The strength of an organism in its ability to produce disease is:


Chemicals that destroy or inactivate ALL species of pathogenic microorganisms on inanimate surfaces are called:


The federal regulatory agency responsible for ensuring the safety and health of America's workers and setting and enforcing protective standards that employers must follow is the:


A condition that results from chronic overdose to fluoride is known as:


T or F: The permanent dentition period begins at about 12 years of age when the last primary tooth is lost.


The [ ] is made up of structures that surround, support, and are attached to the teeth.


The rounded enamel extensions on the incisal ridge of newly erupted central and lateral incisors are called:


The carious lesions found frequently in elderly patients are:

Root caries

The primary dentition has [ ] molars and [ ] premolars.

8 and 0

A dental charting system that uses the geometric diagram style has the teeth represented by:


Charting with color-coding system specified that [ ] is used for dental treatment that has been completed and [ ] is used for dental treatment that needs to be completed.

Blue and Red

The most important way to prevent a medical emergency is to be sure the patient has [ ] before treatment is begun.

Completed/updated medical history

The ABCDs of basic life support stand for:

Airway, breathing, circulation, defibrillation

A patient who has suffered a cerebrovascular accident, or [ ], has experienced a minor to server loss of the central nervous system function caused by a sudden vascular lesson of the brain such as a hemorrhage.


The part of the prescription that includes the name and quantity of drugs is the:


A basic "safe" policy for the storage of dental medication and chemicals is to:

Keep them in a dry, cool, and dark place away from direct sunlight

Lead foil from the radiographic film should be:


The normal pulse rate of a resting adult is:

60-100 BPM

The amount of labor the heart must exert to pump blood throughout the body is known as:

Blood pressure

The most common site for taking a patient's pulse in the dental office is the:

Radial artery

Symptoms of an acute myocardial infarction include:

Chest pain, nausea, and shortness of breath

T or F: Patients with a history of heart conditions such as angina, recent heart attack, recent coronary artery bypass surgery, severe hypertension, and untreated or uncontrolled congestive heart failure should always use a local anesthetic with a vasoconstrictor.


Most dental treatment is completed with the patient in the [ ] position.


The [ ] instruments are used to place, condense, and carve the dental material.


The high-speed handpiece uses [ ] burs

Friction grip

A dry-angle isolator is a triangular absorbent pad that is placed [ ] to block the flow of saliva and to protect the tissues

On buccal mucosa over stensons duct

A veneer is a thin layer of tooth-colored material that is placed on the facial surface of a prepared tooth and is used for:

aesthetics, to close spaces, or improve alignment

The term [ ] is used to describe areas on the radiograph that appear dark on the radiograph; [ ] is the term used to describe areas that appear white or light gray.

Radiolucent and Radiopaque

The [ ] technique is recommended by the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology and the American Association of Dental Schools because it provided the most accurate image with the least amount of radiation exposure to the patient.


The dental assistant may have the responsibility of placing the mixed cement into the casting. The cement should be loaded so that a thin lining covers [ ] of the casting.

all internal walls

Dental restorative material that are applied to a tooth or teeth while the material is pliable and can be adapted, carved, and finished are classified as:

Direct Restorations

Calcium hydroxide is the most frequently selected cavity liner because:

it stimulates the production of reparative dentin, protects pulp from irritation, and is compatible with all types of restorative materials

T or F: An MRI and a CAT scan are part of a comprehensive evaluation to determine whether a patient will benefit from dental implants.


T or F: Partial dentures are a fixed prosthodontic indirect restoration


T or F: Dental implants may be used to help a patient with bruxism.


[ ] is a cast restoration designed to fit snugly within a tooth preparation such as a class II restoration and covers only a portion of the occlusal and proximal surface.


The process by which the living jawbone naturally grows around the implanted dental support is known as:


The final step after cementing the provisional coverage is:

Checking Occlusion

The removable prosthesis that replaces all of the teeth on one dental arch is a:

Removable full denture

Which tissues are those that surround the root of the tooth?


Pulpal nerve damage can occur from:

Trauma and/or irritation

The treatment used as an attempt to save the pulp and encourage the formation of dentin at the site of the injury is:

Pulp capping

The natural rubber material used to obturate the pulpal canal after treatment is completed is called:


[ ] included gather of information such as periodontal pocket readings, furcations, tooth mobility, presence of exudate (pus), and gingival recession.

Periodontal exam and charting

[ ] provides rapid calculus removal by converting very high frequency sound waves into mechanical energy and reduces operator hand fatigue.

Ultrasonic Scaler

Dental arch wires are held in place by:

ligature ties or elastomeric ties

Orthodontic fixed appliances are also known as:


Oral surgery instruments are classified as [ ] and must be sterilized after each use.


[ ] are used to remove the tooth in one piece with the crown and root intact.


Self-cured sealant materials are supplied as a two-part system that includes:

a catalyst and a base

T or F: Patients at high risk for caries or with areas of thin demineralized enamel are contraindications for coronal polishing.


The first appointment for a child should take place at about [ ] of age.

2 years

[ ] was adopted to enhance and protect the privacy and rights of patients.