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We found The Answer To The Cause-Effect Questions
We found out the truth about whether those “cause-effect” questions of the NBDHE (Nationals). If you read the National Dental Hygiene Board Exams (NBDHE) official guidelines, you no longer see those “statement – reasoning, or cause-effect” questions that look like this:Q: Spore testing is used...  Read More
Music That Makes You Focus Better!
When we are studying for the  we need all the help we can get. And that includes music! Choose your music wisely because some are too distracting. Music with lyrics can be motivational and pumping, but the words can compete with your study material. So, here is a list of music that is proven to...  Read More
Overcome Exam Anxiety... How?
Even the brightest dental hygiene students failed at the board exams. That is scary, I know. The problem? Anxiety. You are about to take one of the biggest exams of your life. Even after spending all those semesters in dental hygiene school, you may be unsure about your ability to pass the National...  Read More
RDH Magazine Editor Mark Hartley Interviewing Claire J (Founder of StudentRDH)
Thank you for all your support! StudentRDH is becoming the . We are gaining the trust of all students and schools across the U.S. and Canada because of YOU. I cannot thank you enough!In this video:Q. What is StudentRDH?Q. Why did I even created this?Q. How are modern students different?Q. How is...  Read More
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 dental hygiene board exams (NBDHE, NDHCE, CSCE, WREB, CRDTS). The...  Read More
Antibiotic Prophylaxis [Summary]
Artificial joints  /  Infective endocarditis  /  Coronary bypass graft  /  StentAntibiotics prophylaxis mystery solved. Get your answers + WHY, in 5 pages PRINTABLE PDFImpress your friends and co-workers, Go To  This the PDF version of one of the most popular articles Claire (Founder) wrote for RDH...  Read More
Dental Hygiene Boards Success - 5 Test Taking Tips!
There is a better strategy. Let's do everything we can to #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...  Read More
Q: Which instrument is NOT a critical item?
(A). Curettes(B). Surgicalburs(C). Scalpels(D). Mouth mirrorsThis question belongs to the chapter on Infection Control at(for the NBDHE, NDHCE). Critical itemsare items considered to be athighrisk for infections. Theypenetratethe soft tissue, bone, or contact the blood stream. Therefore,...  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 blockKeyword: teeth Posterior superior alveolar (PSA) nerve block: anesthetizes the maxillary first/second/third molars, periodontal tissues, buccal...  Read More
Q: Which heart condition requires premedications?
(A). Calcified aortic stenosis(B). Rheumatic heart disease(C). Ventricular septal defect(D). Artificial heart valvesThe conditions that require antibiotics prior to dental care according to the most recent American Heart Association guideline (2012) are: Cardiac transplantthat develops cardiac...  Read More
Q: Which drug falls under pregnancy category B?
(A). Carbocaine(B). Marcaine(C). Citanest(D). SeptocaineThe 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), Marcaine...  Read More
Q: Which condition is NOT caused by a virus?
(A). Hand-foot-mouth disease(B). Herpes labialis(C). Infectious mononucleosis(D). Candidiasis Candidiasisis caused by thefungusCandida albicans. Herpeslabialis is caused by a group ofvirusescalled human herpes viruses. Hand foot mouth diseaseis caused by the Coxsackievirus. Infectious...  Read More
Q: Which of the following is a facial bone?
(A). Occipital(B). Parietal(C). Sphenoid(D). Zygomatic(E). FrontalThere are 22 bones in the skull (8 cranial bones and 14 facial bones), excluding the middle ear ossicles.8cranialbones: occipital bone 2 temporal bones 2 parietal bones sphenoid bone ethmoid bone frontal...  Read More
Q: Which bacteria are mainly involved in caries formation?
(A).Streptococcussalivarius(B).Streptococcusmutans(C).Streptococcussanguis(D).PorphyromonasgingivalisKeyword: cariesThe 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 sulcusterminalisof the tongue(D). Spread evenly on the entire surface of the tongueThere are different types of tonsils and papillae on the tongue: Lingual tonsilsare an irregular mass of...  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 aboveBefore 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, repackage and...  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 twistedThewill 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 know,...  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 foodOur teeth have different functions according to their location: Incisors: biting and cutting food Canines: piercing and tearing food Posteriors: mastication and grinding foodAnswer: (C). Cutting foodTo memorize...  Read More
Q: What is the active ingredient of doxycycline?
(A). Arestin(B). Periochip(C). AtridoxAll the agents mentioned above are the most commonly-usedlocally-appliedantimicrobial agents. They are used only after periodontal therapies have shown unsuccessful results (studies suggest that adjunct therapy alone does not improve periodontal health).Adjunct...  Read More
Q: What is Borax?
(A). Retarder(B). Accelerator(C). 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 tomodify the setting speed. ...  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 membraneKeyword: depolarizationNerve 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 diseaseKeywords: edema, protein deficiencyThe definitions for the answer choices are as follows: Kwashiorkor: severe protein deficiency; begins aroundage 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 syndromeBefore 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.Theadrenalglands are small,triangularglands located on top of...  Read More
Q: Using radiation measuring system conversion, 1 Gray is equal to how many rad?
(A). 100(B). 300(C). 1000(D). 1,000,000When measuring radiation, there are two types of systems used –Standard(traditional system) andSystem International(SI, newer system). Roentgen (Standard system), Coulomb (C/kg) (SI system): measure the exposure (quantityof ionization in the air). The...  Read More
Q: This unusual incisor shape is most likely caused by:
(A). Syphilis(B). Attrition(C). Erosion(D). FluorosisThe maxillary central incisors in this image feature an unusual indentation which is characteristic ofcongenital syphilis. Those malformed incisors are called “screwdriver-shaped” incisors. Besides abnormal incisors, congenital...  Read More
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