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2003 Self Learning Assessment Quiz

November 1, 2003
by Oral Health


1.Compared to pin-retained amalgams, bonded amalgam restorations result in

A. improved function,

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B. less postoperative sensitivity,

C. fewer non-vital teeth over time,

D. better marginal integrity,

E. none of the above.

2.Which of the following properties permits bonding osteogenesis with an implant?

A. Bioactivity.

B. Bioenergetics.

C. Bioinertia.

D. Biotolerance.

3.Which of the following may alter taste sensation in a patient?

1. Periodontal disease.

2. Candidiasis.

3. Penicillamine.

4. Captopril.

A. 1, 2, 3

B. 1 and 3

C. 2 and 4

D. 4 only

E. All of the above

4.Which of the following antibiotics is the most frequent cause of pseudomembranous colitis?

A. Ampicillin.

B. Cephalosporin.

C. Clindamycin.

D. Erythromycin.

5.Chlorhexidine, contained in the PerioChip, when placed into a periodontal pocket remains above the minimum inhibitory concentration to more than 99% of the periodontal pocket flora for up to

A. 5 days.

B. 7 days.

C. 9 days.

D. 11 days.

E. 13 days.

6.Which of the following can predispose a patient to increased risk for stroke?

A. Chronic gingivitis.

B. Chronic periapical infection.

C. Acute periodontal abscess.

D. None of the above.

7.Sugar-free chewing gum containing xylitol 1. increases salivary flow.

2. inhibits plaque growth.

3. is anticariogenic.

4. reduces levels of streptococcus mutans.

A. 1, 2, 3

B. 1 and 3

C. 2 and 4

D. 4 only

E. All of the above

8.Teeth with stable hypermobility may function adequately for a long time provided that the inflammatory process is controlled.

Control of tooth mobility during the initial phase of healing following periodontal therapy does not enhance the outcome therapy.

A. The first statement is true, the second is false.

B. The first statement is false, the second is true.

C. Both statements are true.

D. Both statements are false.

9.Which of the following, if given to a woman in early pregnancy, may be associated with cleft lip and palate in the foetus?

1. Acetylsalicylic acid (Aspirin).

2. Barbiturates.

3. Ibuprofen (Motrin).

4. Diazepam (Valium).

A. 1, 2, 3

B. 1 and 3

C. 2 and 4

D. 4 only

E. All of the above

10.Colgate Total Plus Whitening toothpaste will 1. remove tooth stain.

2. reduce halitosis.

3. decrease dental plaque.

4. control gingivitis.

A. 1, 2, 3

B. 1 and 3

C. 2 and 4

D. 4 only

E. All of the above

11. Ultrasonic irrigation with povidone-iodine will 1. reduce pocket depth.

2. improve gingival health.

3. provide attachment level gain.

4. suppress pathogenic gingival organisms.

A. 1, 2, 3

B. 1 and 3

C. 2 and 4

D. 4 only

E. All of the above

12. When used for tooth preparation, air abrasion 1. is not suited for lesions at incisal edges.

2. is useful for small restorations.

3. can be used for amalgam restorations.

4. can be used for composite restorations.

A. 1, 2, 3

B. 1 and 3

C. 2 and 4

D. 4 only

E. All of the above

13. Smokers with periodontal disease show the greatest attachment loss on the maxillary lingual area.

Alcohol’s effect on periodontal disease is dose dependent.

A. The first statement is true, the second is false.

B. The first statement is false, the second is true.

C. Both statements are true.

D. Both statements are false.

14. In the diabetic, increased susceptibility to severe periodontal disease is related to

A. increased plaque level.

B. increased calculus.

C. alteration of periodontal pathogens.

D. altered host defences.

15. Resorption of maxillary permanent incisor roots is

1. caused by buccally impacted canines.

2. caused by palatally impacted canines.

3. age-related.

4. not associated with impacted canines.

A. 1, 2, 3

B. 1 and 3

C. 2 and 4

D. 4 only

E. All of the above

Answers to October 2003 SLSA Questions

37. E

38. A

39. B

40. A


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