SmarterDA - Dental Assisting Boards Prep Courses
SmarterDA - Dental Assisting Boards Prep Courses
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Get ready for the Dental Assisting Exams (RHS, ICE, GC, AMP, Coronal polishing, Sealant, Topical anesthesia, Topical fluoride). StudentCDA is an ALL-INCLUSIVE solution: Study Notes + Quiz + Mock Exam. 99% success rate. Go to www.SmarterDA.com

Posted 11/17/2017 by SmarterDA in SmarterDA - Dental Assisting Boards Prep Courses   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 66
Indications and Contraindications for Coronal Polishing [Dental Hygiene]
What is coronal polishing?Coronal polishing is defined as the procedure that removes plaque and stain from the coronal surfaces of teeth. It gives the patient the “clean and sparkly” feeling and concludes many dental appointments. As much as the patient may love having their teeth...  Read More
Posted 11/16/2017 by SmarterDA in SmarterDA - Dental Assisting Boards Prep Courses   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 110
Everything You Have To Know About the NDAEB (Canada Exam)
Hello #DAStar!Are you thinking about taking theNDAEB dental assisting exambut you are not sure what you need to do to register and pass? If your answer is yes, then you are in the right place.In this article, we have outlinedall the information you need to know about the NDAEB exam, how much it...  Read More
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Indications and Contraindications for Coronal Polishing
What is coronal polishing?Coronal polishing is defined as the procedure that removes plaque and stain from the coronal surfaces of teeth. It gives the patient the “clean and sparkly” feeling and concludes many dental appointments. As much as the patient may love having their teeth polished, beware...  Read More
Posted 11/14/2017 by SmarterDA in SmarterDA - Dental Assisting Boards Prep Courses   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 57
[Embryology] How to remember the stages of tooth development
During one of my latest presentation, while we were talking about Embryology and Histology, one of the students asked me what type of memory techniques I use to memorize content. I thought it was a great question so today I would like to share with you a few easy tips on how to memorize the...  Read More
Posted 11/13/2017 by SmarterDA in SmarterDA - Dental Assisting Boards Prep Courses   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 40
How To Register And Prepare For The DANB's ICE® Exam
What is the DANB’s ICE® examICE® stands for Infection Control, a component of the DANB certification process.As the name suggests, this exam specifically tests your knowledge of Infection Control. It is one of the most popular exams as many states require that dental assistants are certified in...  Read More
Posted 11/12/2017 by SmarterDA in SmarterDA - Dental Assisting Boards Prep Courses   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 69
How To Pass And Register For The DANB’s GC Exam
What is the GC exam?The GC stands for General Chairside, a component of the DANB® certification process. As the name suggests, this exam specifically tests your knowledge on chairside assisting to the dentist during a dental examination or procedure. It is one of the most popular exams as many...  Read More
Posted 7/31/2017 by SmarterDA in SmarterDA - Dental Assisting Boards Prep Courses   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 116
**­­EXTRAORAL PANORAMIC ERRORS - SUMMARY **
­­EXTRAORAL PANORAMIC ERRORS - SUMMARY (by SmarterDA)I often refer a radiographic exposure to a photoshoot session to our ) users. The camera person is the clinician, and the model is the patient. To create the best effect, the photographer (clinician) should provide excellent...  Read More
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Q: What do you give a patient who is experiencing severe chest pain while in the dental chair?
Q: What do you give a patient who is experiencing severe chest pain while in the dental chair?(A).Nitroglycerin tablet(B).Aspirin 325mg(C).Oxygen(D).All of the aboveSevere chest pain is called angina pectoris. It can also be a sign of MI (heart attack), and therefore, the clinician should...  Read More
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Q: Which one is NOT a muscle of mastication?
Q: Which one is NOT a muscle of mastication? Masseter Medial pterygoid Temporalis Lateral pterygoid BuccinatorThere are 4 muscles of mastication: Masseter Medial pterygoid Temporalis Lateral pterygoidThose muscles work together to move the mandible up and down, and...  Read More
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Q: Which instrument is NOT a critical item?
Q: Which instrument is NOT a critical item? Curettes Surgical burs Scalpels Mouth mirrorsThis question belongs to the chapter on . Critical items are items considered to be at high risk for infections. They penetrate the soft tissue, bone, or contact the blood stream. Therefore,...  Read More
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Q: The receptor size usually required for a full-mouth series on a six-year-old patient is:
Q: The receptor size usually required for a full-mouth series on a six-year-old patient is: .Size 1 .Size 0 .Size 3 .Size 4 Keywords: six-year-old Size 0 is the smallest receptor and is used for children Size 1 is larger than size 0 and is used for children’s dentition and...  Read More
Posted 4/7/2017 by SmarterDA in SmarterDA - Dental Assisting Boards Prep Courses   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 15
Q: When is a package considered to be contaminated?
Q: When is a package considered to be contaminated? .When it is dropped on the floor .When it is punctured .When it is wet .All of the aboveBefore opening a dental instrument package, examine it carefully chair side. Packages that are dropped on the floor, punctured, torn, or wet are...  Read More
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Q: Which radiographic error caused this “flat” smile?
Q: Which radiographic error caused this “flat” smile? .Lead collar is above the line .The chin is tipped down too far .The chin is tipped up too far .The patient’s head is twistedThe may show you panoramic radiographs and ask you what type of error was made. There is a...  Read More
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Q: What is Borax?
Q: What is Borax? .Retarder .Accelerator .None of the aboveGypsum is a soft sulfate mineral composed of calcium sulfate dihydrate. It can be used as a fertilizer, chalk, or stone for the fabrication of models in dentistry. Borax and potassium sulfate can be added to the gypsum to modify...  Read More
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Q: Using radiation measuring system conversion, 1 Gray is equal to how many rad?
Q: Using radiation measuring system conversion, 1 Gray is equal to how many rad? .100 .300 .1000 .1,000,000When measuring radiation, there are two types of systems used – Standard (traditional system) and System International (SI, newer system). Roentgen (Standard system),...  Read More
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Q: This type of swelling is a(n):
Q: This type of swelling is a(n): .Ranula .Mucocele .Exostosis .UlcerThe image shows a rounded elevation that looks like it may contain some fluid and is located on the lower lip. Amucoceleis a benign, mucus-containing cystic lesion of the minor salivary gland. It can appear with...  Read More
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Q: The radiolucency in the image is a(n):
Q: The radiolucency in the image isa(n):(A). Oral ulcer(B.) Mandibular foramen(C.) Mental foramen(D.) Incisive foramenIn order to solve this, we have to examine thelocationof the radiolucency. In this image, the lucency isbelow the second premolarbut detached from the root. Because it...  Read More
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Q: The patient in the photo has:
Q: The patient in the photo has:A. Geographic tongueB. Oral candidiasisC. Median rhomboid glossitisD. Smooth tongueGeographic tongue and median rhomboid glossitis… For some reason, the two get mixed up in our head sometimes. Let’s review them a little more closely today and perfect our...  Read More
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Q: The image highlights which type of caries?
Q: The image highlights which type of caries?A. Recurrent cariesB. Class IcariesC. Class VcariesD. Class IVcariesThe magnifier points at a dark area “under” the restoration. Thosecariesthat come back after the tooth has been treated are calledrecurrentcaries. This type of carious lesion...  Read More
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Q: The arrows are pointing at:
Q: The arrows are pointing at:A. FusionB. ConcrescenceC. GeminationD. Dens in dente Dens in dente (also calleddensinvaginatus)isformed as the enamel organ goes into the crown of a tooth before mineralization is completed. Radiographically, a tooth-like structure appearswithin the crown. Due to...  Read More
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Q: How can you control a hematoma?
Q: How can you control a hematoma?A. Apply heat for 20 minutesB. Apply ice for 2 minutesC. Alternate ice and heatD. All the aboveFirst of all, what is a hematoma? A hematoma is theoutflow of bloodinto extravascular spaces. In dentistry, a hematoma can occur when the needle damages the blood vessels...  Read More
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Q: Chest pain caused by the narrowing of the heart’s blood vessels is called:
Q: Chest pain caused by the narrowing of the heart’s blood vessels is called:A. AnginaB. Myocardial infarctionC. AllergyD. Heart attackKeyword: chest pain Angina is a term used forchest paincaused by reduced blood to the heart muscles. The pain mayradiatethrough the arm, neck, and jaw. ...  Read More
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Q: What is the chest compression rate for adult CPR?
Q: What is the chest compression rate for adult CPR?A. 50/minB. 100/minC. 100-120/minD. As many as you canThe basics of CPR has changed since 2010. Major changes for all rescuers, all of which are intended to simplify CPR for rescuers and improve bystander response, include: A change in the CPR...  Read More
Posted 4/6/2017 by SmarterDA in SmarterDA - Dental Assisting Boards Prep Courses   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 16
Q: Bradycardia refers to:
Q: Bradycardia refers to: Heart rate above 100 beats per minute Heart rate under 60 beats per minute Increased heart contraction force Decreased heart contraction force Bradycardia refers to a slower than normal heart rate (under 60 beats per minute) Tachycardia refers to a faster...  Read More
Posted 4/5/2017 by SmarterDA in SmarterDA - Dental Assisting Boards Prep Courses   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 21
Q: An onlay:
Q: An onlay:A. Covers the entire chewing surface of a toothB.Lies within a cusp of the toothC. Covers one or more cusp tip(s)D. Is bonded to the facial surface of anteriors to improve appearanceDental restorations can be divided into direct and indirect restorations. Direct restoration: the...  Read More

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