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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
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
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
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
How Four Handed Dentistry Can Save Your Back and Your Practice!
Join this week's podcast from Healthy Solutions for Dental Professionals as I speak with Dr. Martyn Amsel about how four handed dentistry creates positive changes in dental offices, including physical ones! Meet Dr. Amsel in the video below and then visit for the full podcast beginning April...  Read More
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Hey, you! Who do you think you are?
“You're doing what? BE HONEST, do you feel that you are competent enough to understand a business, a budget or to lead? You must have a hidden agenda. You are not ready to do that. You can’t do that.”Hidden? No. Focused? Yes. Every hygienist should have a career plan. Whether that...  Read More
Never Withdraw Your Attention from the Patient
Withdrawing your attention from a patient can be perceived by the patient as a “put down”. In truth, it is a “put down”. Many years ago, I was at a boothmeeting with a company representative about hisservices at a convention.During our conversation the individual I was...  Read More

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