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Test Anxiety – What Is It, And What Can You Do To Overcome It?
Test Anxiety – What Is It, And What Can You Do To Overcome It? This special post was created because a student asked me, “do you have any recommendations for those who have test anxiety?” Most of us have test anxiety to a certain degree. But the reality is that we have to overcome it to pass the...  Read More
Antibiotic Prophylaxis [Summary]
Artificial joints  /  Infective endocarditis  /  Coronary bypass graft  /  Stent Antibiotics prophylaxis mystery solved.  Get your answers + WHY, in 5 pages PRINTABLE PDF Impress your friends and co-workers,  Go To  This the PDF version of one of the most popular articles Claire (Founder) wrote...  Read More
Why Mothers And Women Are Amazing Dental Hygienists?
Take a guess, what is the ratio of women to a man in dental hygiene? According to the American Dental Education Association, over 95% of dental hygienists are female. The ratio is about the same for dental assisting. While the topic of gender equality is important, let’s celebrate Mother’s Day by...  Read More
Dental Hygiene Boards Success - 5 Test Taking Tips!
PASS The Dental Hygiene Boards! ** This article was authored by Claire (Founder of StudentRDH and SmarterDA) and . What can you do to maximize your chances of succeeding at your regional and national dental hygiene board examinations? Here are 5 strategies that have proven to work with students I...  Read More
[TRICKS] How to Memorize Hypertension Drug Suffix Easily!
Memorization Made Easy Are you having difficulty in memorizing those numerous drug names especially the hypertension drugs with different kinds of suffixes? I know how hard and confusing it is as I did struggle with that when I was a student until I learned some techniques in memorizing them. I...  Read More
Q: Which instrument is NOT a critical item?
(A). Curettes (B). Surgical burs (C). Scalpels (D). Mouth mirrors This question belongs to the chapter on Infection Control at (for the NBDHE, NDHCE). Critical items are items considered to be at high risk for infections. They penetrate the soft tissue, bone, or contact the blood stream....  Read More
Q: Which injection anesthetizes the maxillary posterior teeth?
(A). Inferior alveolar nerve block (B). Posterior superior alveolar nerve block (C). Middle superior alveolar nerve block (D). Greater palatine nerve block Keyword: teeth Posterior superior alveolar (PSA) nerve block: anesthetizes the maxillary first/second/third molars, periodontal tissues,...  Read More
Q: Which heart condition requires premedications?
(A). Calcified aortic stenosis (B). Rheumatic heart disease (C). Ventricular septal defect (D). Artificial heart valves The conditions that require antibiotics prior to dental care according to the most recent American Heart Association guideline (2012) are: Cardiac transplant that develops...  Read More
Q: Which drug falls under pregnancy category B?
(A). Carbocaine (B). Marcaine (C). Citanest (D). Septocaine The question needs to be solved in 2 parts: The answer choices show brand names of drugs, but what are their generic names? Let’s memorize them here: Citanest (prilocaine), Xylocaine (lidocaine), Carbocaine (mepivacaine),...  Read More
Q: Which condition is NOT caused by a virus?
(A). Hand-foot-mouth disease (B). Herpes labialis (C). Infectious mononucleosis (D). Candidiasis Candidiasis is caused by the fungus Candida albicans. Herpes labialis is caused by a group of viruses called human herpes viruses. Hand foot mouth disease is caused by the Coxsackie...  Read More
Q: Which of the following is a facial bone?
(A). Occipital (B). Parietal (C). Sphenoid (D). Zygomatic (E). Frontal There are 22 bones in the skull (8 cranial bones and 14 facial bones), excluding the middle ear ossicles. 8 cranial bones: occipital bone 2 temporal bones 2 parietal bones sphenoid bone ethmoid bone ...  Read More
Q: Which bacteria are mainly involved in caries formation?
(A). Streptococcus salivarius (B). Streptococcus mutans (C). Streptococcus sanguis (D). Porphyromonas gingivalis Keyword: caries The mouth is colonized by 200 to 300 bacterial species, but only a limited number of these species participate in dental decay (caries) or periodontal disease. ...  Read More
Q: Where are the lingual tonsils located?
(A). Posterior to the circumvallate lingual papillae (B). On lateral border of the tongue (C). Along the sulcus terminalis of the tongue (D). Spread evenly on the entire surface of the tongue There are different types of tonsils and papillae on the tongue: Lingual tonsils are an irregular...  Read More
Q: When is a package considered to be contaminated?
(A). When it is dropped on the floor (B). When it is punctured (C). When it is wet (D). All of the above Before opening a dental instrument package, examine it carefully chair side. Packages that are dropped on the floor, punctured, torn, or wet are considered contaminated. In those events,...  Read More
Q: Which radiographic error caused this “flat” smile?
(A). Lead collar is above the line (B). The chin is tipped down too far (C). The chin is tipped up too far (D). The patient’s head is twisted The will show you panoramic radiographs and ask you what type of error was made. There is a whole list of errors that you need to memorize! As we...  Read More
Q: What is the main function of the incisors in mastication?
(A). Grinding food (B). Mastication of food (C). Cutting food (D). Tearing food Our teeth have different functions according to their location: Incisors: biting and cutting food Canines: piercing and tearing food Posteriors: mastication and grinding food Answer: (C). Cutting food To...  Read More
Q: What is the active ingredient of doxycycline?
(A). Arestin (B). Periochip (C). Atridox All the agents mentioned above are the most commonly-used locally-applied antimicrobial agents. They are used only after periodontal therapies have shown unsuccessful results (studies suggest that adjunct therapy alone does not improve periodontal health)....  Read More
Q: What is Borax?
(A). Retarder (B). Accelerator (C). None of the above Gypsum 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 the setting...  Read More
Q: What happens in the depolarization of a nerve?
(A). Sodium ions exit the nerve membrane (B). Sodium ions enter the nerve membrane (C). Both sodium ions and potassium ions enter the nerve membrane (D). Both sodium ions and potassium ions exit the nerve membrane Keyword: depolarization Nerve conduction (and recovery) follows the steps of...  Read More
Q: Which disease is related to severe protein deficiency and is characterized by edema?
(A). Kwashiorkor (B). Phenylketonuria (C). Marasmus (D). Addison’s disease Keywords: edema, protein deficiency The definitions for the answer choices are as follows: Kwashiorkor: severe protein deficiency; begins around age 2. Symptoms include apathy, failure to grow and gain weight,...  Read More
Q: What disease is related to adrenal insufficiency?
(A). Celiac sprue (B). Addison’s disease (C). Cushing's syndrome Before we dive into the details, what is “adrenal?” You may have heard about it, but there are so many organs in the body. Here are some definitions from . The adrenal glands are small, triangular glands located on...  Read More
Q: Using radiation measuring system conversion, 1 Gray is equal to how many rad?
(A). 100 (B). 300 (C). 1000 (D). 1,000,000 When measuring radiation, there are two types of systems used – Standard (traditional system) and System International (SI, newer system). Roentgen (Standard system), Coulomb (C/kg) (SI system): measure the exposure (quantity of ionization in...  Read More
Q: This unusual incisor shape is most likely caused by:
(A). Syphilis (B). Attrition (C). Erosion (D). Fluorosis The maxillary central incisors in this image feature an unusual indentation which is characteristic of congenital syphilis. Those malformed incisors are called “screwdriver-shaped” incisors. Besides abnormal incisors, congenital...  Read More
Q: This type of swelling is a(n):
(A). Ranula (B). Mucocele (C). Exostosis (D). Ulcer The image shows a rounded elevation that looks like it may contain some fluid and is located on the lower lip. A mucocele is a benign, mucus-containing cystic lesion of the minor salivary gland. It can appear with any minor salivary glands,...  Read More
Q: The recommended amoxicillin premedication dose for an adult patient is:
(A). 300 mg (B). 500 mg (C). 600 mg (D). 2 g Keyword: adult 2 g of amoxicillin 1 hour prior to the dental appointment is the recommended premedication dose for an adult patient. Other drugs and doses for premedication are as follows: 600 mg clindamycin 500 mg azithromycin 500 mg...  Read More
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