Health

What instrument is used to detect cavities, calculus, and tooth irregularities? A. File
B. Hoe
C. Explorer
D. Probe
12. Of the following, the most common problem patients experience after periodontal surgery is A. gingival graft.
B. lost periodontal dressing.
C. gingival overgrowth.
D. lost sutures.
13. The significant difference between the attached gingiva and the alveolar mucosa is that the alveolar mucosa is
A. tooth-supporting tissue. B. lighter in color.
C. firmer.
D. not keratinized.
14. During a biopsy, what should a dental assistant not do? A. Be at chairside because it will distract the dentist
B. Assist the dentist as instructed
C. Suction the biopsy site when the tissue is being cut
D. Suction away from the biopsy site
15. If the furcation is visible and the Nabers furcation probe can pass through the furcation to the opposite side, the periodontitis has progressed to a _______ furcation involvement.
A. Class III B. Class II C. Class I D. Class IV
16. Angle’s Class II distoclusion refers to the A. lower molar back relative to the upper first molar. B. overjet.
C. mesio-buccal cusp of the second molar.
D. underbite.
17. The removal and recontouring of the alveolar ridge after an extraction is called a/an A. alveolectomy.
B. simple extraction.
C. biopsy.
D. frenectomy.
18. A patient may be referred to an orthodontist if his or her teeth exhibit A. mobility.
B. sensitivity to cold foods and drinks.
C. dental caries.
D. crowding, overbites, and/or crossbites.
19. What are the three classifications of orthodontic treatment? A. Functional, interceptive, and preventive
B. Interceptive, preventive, and corrective
C. Preventive, corrective, and functional
13. The significant difference between the attached gingiva and the alveolar mucosa is that the alveolar mucosa is
A. tooth-supporting tissue. B. lighter in color.
C. firmer.
D. not keratinized.
14. During a biopsy, what should a dental assistant not do? A. Be at chairside because it will distract the dentist
B. Assist the dentist as instructed
C. Suction the biopsy site when the tissue is being cut
D. Suction away from the biopsy site
15. If the furcation is visible and the Nabers furcation probe can pass through the furcation to the opposite side, the periodontitis has progressed to a _______ furcation involvement.
A. Class III B. Class II C. Class I D. Class IV
16. Angle’s Class II distoclusion refers to the A. lower molar back relative to the upper first molar. B. overjet.
C. mesio-buccal cusp of the second molar.
D. underbite.
17. The removal and recontouring of the alveolar ridge after an extraction is called a/an A. alveolectomy.
B. simple extraction.
C. biopsy.
D. frenectomy.
18. A patient may be referred to an orthodontist if his or her teeth exhibit A. mobility.
B. sensitivity to cold foods and drinks.
C. dental caries.
D. crowding, overbites, and/or crossbites.
19. What are the three classifications of orthodontic treatment? A. Functional, interceptive, and preventive
B. Interceptive, preventive, and corrective
C. Preventive, corrective, and functional
D. Corrective, functional, and interceptive
20. The two basic types of sutures are the _______ and _______ sutures.
A. hard; soft
B. resorbable; meltible
C. resorbable; nonresorbable
D. resorbable; dissolvable

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