Dental Assisting 1 Semester 1 Study Guide Multiple Choice



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Dental Assisting 1 Semester 1 Study Guide

Multiple Choice:

1. The first woman to graduate from a recognized dental college was _____.

a.

Jennie D. Spurrier

b.

Malvina Cueria

c.

Juliette Southard

d.

Lucy B. Hobbs-Taylor

2. Who is known as the “Father of Modern Dentistry”?

a.

Hippocrates

b.

Leonardo da Vinci

c.

G.V. Black

d.

Pierre Fauchard

3. Who originated the title of “surgeon dentist” and disproved the theory that tooth decay was caused by tooth worms?

a.

Pierre Fauchard

b.

Claudius Galen

c.

John Baker

d.

Leonardo da Vinci

4. Which early American dentist is credited with beginning the science of forensic dentistry?



a.

Robert Woofendale

b.

John Baker

c.

Paul Revere

d.

G.V. Black

5. The “Grand Old Man of Dentistry” was _____.

a.

Horace Hayden

b.

John Greenwood

c.

Horace Wells

d.

G.V. Black

6. The physicist who discovered x-rays in 1895 was _____.

a.

Paul Revere

b.

Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen

c.

G.V. Black

d.

Pierre Fauchard

7. What important medical discovery did Horace Wells make in 1844?

a.

inhalation anesthesia

b.

x-rays

c.

amalgam

d.

Novocain

8. Who was the first dentist to employ a dental assistant?



a.

Ida Gray-Rollins

b.

C. Edmund Kells

c.

G.V. Black

d.

Isaac Greenwood

9. The Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association is responsible for

a.

writing dental curricula.

b.

licensing dentists.

c.

certifying dental school educators.

d.

evaluating and accrediting dental education programs.

10. The Dr. Samuel D. Harris National Museum of Dentistry is located in _____.

a.

Baltimore

b.

New York City

c.

Washington, D.C.

d. Philadelphia

11. Which of the following statements is true concerning professionalism?



a.

It is what you do in the dental office, as distinguished from what you do on your own time.

b.

It is what you say in the dental office, as distinguished from what you say on your own time.

c.

It is an attitude apparent in everything you do and say, in and out of the dental office.

d.

It means you have a job.

12. The essential aspects of professional appearance are _____.

a.

long fingernails, clean uniform, and white shoes

b.

good health, good grooming, and appropriate dress

c.

appropriate dress, good hair cut, and clean skin

d.

scrubs, white shoes, and safety glasses

13. Recommendations for good grooming and appropriate dress include _____.

a.

using an up-to-date perfume or cologne as a form of aromatherapy

b.

limiting use of tobacco products to the outdoors to avoid an odor in treatment areas

c.

considering infection-control requirements when selecting clinical wear

d.

excessive makeup and jewelry, in order to distract patients from disagreeable aspects of their planned dental treatment

14. HIPAA laws regulate _____.

a.

infection control in the dental office

b.

discrimination in the treatment of HIV positive patients

c.

needle disposal

d.

patient privacy

15. Important personal qualities of the dental assistant include _____.

a.

maintaining a distance from the patient and not feeding into the patient’s needs

b.

being sincere

c.

discussing aspects of your personal life, to reduce distance and create empathy

d.

learning to be a good talker with a soothing voice, rather than a good listener

16. The organization that represents the dental assisting profession is _____.

a.

the American Dental Assistants Association

b.

the National Dental Assistant Society

c.

Dental Assistants United

d.

Dental Assistants of America

17. What agency issues the certified dental assistant (CDA) credential?

a.

the state dental board

b.

Dental Assisting National Board (DANB)

c.

American Dental Association (ADA)

d.

American Dental Assistants Association (ADAA)

18. How does a dental assistant become certified as a CDA?

a.

by passing the state boards

b.

by passing the national DANB exam

c.

by graduating from an accredited dental assisting program

d.

by working for two years in a dental office

19. Which of the following is considered to be the role of an expanded-functions dental assistant?

a.

mixing and passing dental materials

b.

pouring and trimming models

c.

placing dental sealants

d.

instituting infection-control procedures

20. Which of the following are members of the dental healthcare team?



a.

the dental assistant

b.

the dentist

c.

the dental supply representative

d.

both a and b

21. The degree awarded when a dentist graduates from a dental university is _____.

a.

Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)

b.

Doctor of Medical Dentistry (DMD)

c.

Doctor of Oral Surgery (DOS)

d.

either a or b

22. The dental team member who assesses the patient’s oral health needs and who is legally responsible for the care of the patient is the _____.

a.

dentist

b.

dental hygienist

c.

dental assistant

d.

all of the above

23. Duties of the chairside dental assistant include _____.

a.

handling dental insurance claims

b.

coordinating financial arrangements with patients

c.

providing oral evacuation during dental procedures

d.

oral prophylaxis

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

a.

the chairside dental assistant

b.

the business assistant (sometimes the receptionist)

c.

the dental hygienist

d.

the dentist

25. Requirements for a registered dental hygienist (RDH) include _____.

a.

four academic years of college study

b.

an associate degree in an ADHA (American Dental Hygienists Association) accredited dental hygiene program

c.

passing the written national or regional board examinations and the clinical state board examination

d.

certification to administer local anesthesia

26. Which type of technique do the dentist and chairside assistant use when they work together?

a.

shared team responsibility

b.

single-handed dentistry

c.

two-handed dentistry

d.

four-handed dentistry

27. The assistant in charge of sterilization is responsible for _____.

a.

processing all instruments and managing biohazard waste

b.

completing the written prescription for dental laboratory work

c.

placing topical fluoride and dental sealants

d.

vacuuming the carpets

28. A dental assistant who has received additional training and is legally allowed to provide certain intraoral patient care procedures is a(n) _____.

a.

certified dental assistant (CDA)

b.

registered dental assistant (RDA).

c.

expanded-functions dental assistant (EFDA)

d.

licensed dental assistant (LDA)

29. What is required before a dental laboratory technician can perform a task?

a.

a prescription from a dentist

b.

a model of the case

c.

radiographs and models

d.

a phone call or fax from the dental office

30. The dental specialty that involves the diagnosis and surgical treatment of diseases, injuries, and defects in the oral and maxillofacial regions is _____.

a.

oral pathology

b.

oral and maxillofacial radiology

c.

orthodontics

d.

oral and maxillofacial surgery

31. The dental specialty that involves the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of crooked teeth known as malocclusion is _____.

a.

orthodontics

b.

periodontics

c.

endodontics

d.

prosthodontics

32. There are _____ teeth in the primary dentition.

a.

24

b.

32

c.

20

d.

28

33. The mixed dentition period begins with _____.

a.

eruption of the first permanent tooth

b.

eruption of the first permanent maxillary central incisor

c.

loss of the first primary central incisor

d.

loss of the first primary molar

34. There are _____ succedaneous teeth.

a.

32

b.

24

c.

12

d.

20

35. The permanent dentition period begins at about 12 years of age when _____.

a.

the last primary tooth is lost

b.

the 12-year molars erupt

c.

the third molars come in

d.

the jaws stop growing

36. The human mouth is divided into two sections, or arches, called the _____.



a.

quadrants

b.

maxillary

c.

mandibular

d.

b and c.

37. The mouth can be divided into four sections called _____.

a.

arches

b.

sextants

c.

quadrants

d.

dentitions

38. The anterior teeth include _____.



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