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General Chairside Assistance

1.

A permanent dentition consists of how many teeth?


a. 28
b. 30
c. 32
d. 26

32 teeth make up a permanent dentition.

2.

Which teeth are sometimes called the "eye" teeth?


a. Premolars
b. Canines
c. Incisors
d. Bicuspids

Canine teeth are sometimes called "eye teeth."

3. Which proximal surface of a tooth is closest toward the midline of the body?
a. Occlusal
b. Facial
c. Incisal
d. Mesial
Mesial is the closest proximal tooth surface toward the midline of the body.

4.

A permanent dentition consists of how many premolars?


a. 4
b. 8
c. 12
d. None

8 premolars exist in a permanent dentition

5.

When a mouth is divided into fourths, the parts are referred to as:
a. Quadrant
b. Arch
c. Sextant
d. Posterior/Anterior

Quadrants are the four parts when a mouth is divided into four sections: upper right, lower right,
upper left and lower left.

6.

Using the Universal System of tooth designation, what tooth is #12?

a. Maxillary right canine


b. Maxillary left first premolar
c. Maxillary left canine
d. Maxillary right first premolar
Tooth #12 is the maxillary left first premolar.

7. Using the International Standards Organization system of tooth recording, which tooth is
#25?
a. Mandibular right central incisor
b. Maxillary left second premolar
c. Mandibular left central incisor
d. Maxillary right second premolar
Maxillary left second premolar is #25 when using the ISO system of tooth recording

Infection Control
8.

Which of the following is NOT a mode of disease transmission?


a. Bloodborne
b. Airborne
c. Indirect
d. Sexually Transmitted

Sexually transmitted is not a mode of disease transmission. It is a type of transmitted disease.

9.

Which Hepatitis virus should healthcare personnel be immunized against?


a. Hep A
b. Hep B
c. Hep C
d. All of the above

Hep B immunization is an effective vaccine that healthcare workers should be given to prevent the
risk of occupational exposure.

10. Which of the following diseases can be spread through contaminated water supplies?
a. Hepatitis C
b. Tuberculosis
c. Legionnaire's Disease
d. Primary Herpes
Legionnaire's Disease can be spread through aerosols as well as aspirating contaminated water.

11. A patient experiences an infection where symptoms appear quickly and are severe. What
type of infection is this?

a. Acute
b. Chronic
c. Latent
d. Opportunistic
Acute infections are often very quick to appear and have severe symptoms.

12. A patient presents with symptoms of an oral yeast infection. What condition could have
caused this infection?
a. Staph infection
b. Oral candidiasis
c. Transient Bacteremia
d. Measles
Oral candidasis is a yeast infection of the mouth, sometimes called "thrush."

13. What is a microorganism called that is capable of causing diseases?


a. Bacteria
b. Virus
c. Syndrome
d. Pathogen
Pathogens are organisms that are capable of causing disease conditions.

14.

Which disease is an example of one caused by a spore?


a. Tetanus
b. HIV
c. Hep B
d. None of the above

Tetanus, also called "lock jaw" is a disease that is caused by spore bacteria.

Dental Radiography
15. What type of film allows the entire dentition to be viewed on a single film?
a. Occlusal
b. Cephelometric
c. Panoramic
d. All of the above
Panoramic films allow the entire dentition to be viewed on a single, large film.

16. Which of the following is not a main component of a panoramic x-ray unit?
a. Tubehead

b. Head positioner
c. Panoramic film
d. Exposure controls
Panoramic film is not a major component of a panoramic x-ray unit. The main components are the
tubehead, head positioner and exposure controls.

17. What type of device does digital radiography use to record images taken of the patient's
teeth?
a. Standard x-ray film, with scanner
b. Electronic sensor
c. MRI sensor
d. All of the above
Electronic sensors are used in lieu of standard x-ray films when recording images of a patient's
teeth. While standard films can have their image scanned into an electronic program, they are not
by definition, digital x-rays.

18.

Which of the following inflicts the most radiation on a patient?


a. FMX
b. Panoramic
c. Bitewing series
d. PA

FMX series inflict more radiation on a patient because they require multiple exposures for all 20
films. There is less radiation needed with a panoramic x-ray.

19. What step helps prevent a large radiolucent area near the palate as seen on panoramic xrays?
a. Placing the patient's midsagittal plane perpendicular to the floor
b. Having the patient stand as straight as possible
c. Having the patient place their tongue in the roof of their mouth
d. Having the patient smile with their lips apart
Having the patient place their tongue in the roof of their mouth during a panoramic x-ray prevents a
large radiolucent area in the palate on the processed x-ray.

20. Why does digital radiography require less radiation than traditional x-rays?
a. The x-ray beams are more powerful.
b. It uses lower wave-length radiation.
c. Sensors are more sensitive.
d. All of the above
Sensors are more sensitive with digital radiography than traditional x-ray films, allowing the
exposure time to be less, reducing radiation.

21.

Digital x-ray sensors:

a. Cannot be sterilized
b. Are sealed and waterproofed
c. Must be covered with a barrier
d. All of the above
Intraoral sensors are waterproofed by the manufacturer, but because they cannot be sterilized, they
must have a disposable barrier placed on them prior to use with each patient.

The term that refers to the total destruction of all living


organisims is:
A.Disinfection
B.Catalist
C.Sterilization(Missed)
D.Mofifying
E.Wipe Out

The bulk of the tooth is made up of:


A.Enamel
B.Cementum
C.Dentin(Missed)
D.Pulp
E.Tubules

The portion of the tooth that is visible in the mouth is called the:
A.Cusp
B.Anatomic Crown
C.Tooth
D.Clinical Crown
E.Enamel

The dental specialty that deals with the removal of the pulp is:
A.Orthodontics
B.Periodontics
C.Oral Surgery

D.Endodontics
E.Pathology

Correct
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The correct number identification in the universal system for the


upper left 2nd molar is:
A.2
B.18
C.14
D.31
E.15

How many teeth are found in the primary dentition?


A.32
B.16
C.8
D.20
E.24

Incorrect
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Which teeth are not found in primary dentition?


A.Molars
B.Cuspids
C.Bicuspids(Missed)
D.Incisors
E.Laterals

Correct

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The hardest tissue in the body is:


A.Bone
B.Cementum
C.Dentin
D.Enamel
E.Pulp

The area (bump) found just behind the upper 3rd molar is
called:
A.Alveolar ridge
B.Tuberosity(Missed)
C.Retro Molar Pad
D.Foramen
E.Alveolar socket

The band of connective tissue found next to the bicuspids and


lips is called:
A.Frenum(Missed)
B.Mucosa
C.Labia
D.Alveolar ridge
E.Tuberosity

A bump found on the crown of a tooth is called:


A.Primary groove
B.Fissure
C.Pit
D.Cusp(Missed)

E.Cervix

Which tooth has a fifth cusp called the Cusp of Carabelli?


A.Maxillary 1st Bicuspid
B.Maxillary 1st Molar(Missed)
C.Maxillary 2nd Molar
D.Mandibular 1st Bicuspid
E.Mandibular 1st Molar

The dividing line between the anatomic crown and the root of
the tooth is called:
A.Cementum
B.Midline
C.Cervix(Missed)
D.Cusp
E.Tubule

An example of an instrument used to carve tooth anatomy in a


restorationis:
A.Cleoid discoid(Missed)
B.Hatchet
C.Chisel
D.Woodson Plastic Instrument
E.Hoe

Which of the following materials is used to take an impression?


A.Amalgam
B.Stone
C.Gypsum
D.Alginate
E.Plaster

Which type of dental cement isused to 8irritate the dentin and


stimulate the growth of secondary dentin?
A.Lining Base(Missed)
B.Insulating Base
C.Amalgam
D.Varnish
E.Composite

A tofflemire & matrix band isused to form a wall on which cavity


classification?
A.Class I
B.Class II(Missed)
C.Class III
D.Class IV
E.Class V

Which cavity classification refers to caries found on a smooth


surface?
A.Class I
B.Class II
C.Class III
D.Class IV
E.Class V(Missed)

When using a rubber dam, which size hole is typically used for
a 1st molar?
A.1
B.2
C.3
D.4(Missed)

E.5

The tooth surface closest to the midline is:


A.Lingual
B.Facial
C.Buccal
D.Distal
E.Mesial(Missed)

The term 'buccal' refers to:


A.The face
B.The lips
C.The cheeks
D.The tongue
E.The midline