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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 ofamoxicillin1 hour prior to the dental appointment is the recommended premedication dose for anadultpatient. Other drugs and doses for premedication are as follows: 600 mg clindamycin 500 mg azithromycin 500...Read More
Q: The receptor size usually required for a full-mouth series on a six-year-old patient is:
(A). Size 1 (B). Size 0 (C). Size 3 (D). 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 adult anterior teeth Size 2 is larger than size 1 and is used on...Read More
Q: The radiolucency in the image is:
(A). Oral ulcer (B). Mandibular foramen (C). Mental foramen (D). Incisive foramen In order to solve this, we have to examine thelocationof the radiolucency. In this image, it isbelow the second premolarbut detached from the root. Because it isdetachedfrom the roots, we already know that it...Read More
Q: The patient in the photo has:
(A). Geographic tongue (B). Oral candidiasis (C). Median rhomboid glossitis (D). Smooth tongue Geographic 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 knowledge...Read More
Q: What is the largest cranial nerve?
(A). First (B). Seventh (C). Sixth (D). Fifth There are 12 cranial nerves: olfactory (I), optic (II), oculomotor (III), trochlear (IV), trigeminal (V), abducens (VI), facial (VII), vestibulocochlear (VIII), glossopharyngeal (IX), vagus (X), accessory (XI), and hypoglossal (XII). Among all of...Read More
Q: The image highlights which type of caries?
(A). Recurrent caries (B). Class Icaries (C). Class Vcaries (D). Class IVcaries The magnifier points at a dark area “under” the restoration. Thosecariesthat come back after the tooth has been treated with restorations are calledrecurrentcaries. This is not uncommon, and...Read More
Q: The following drugs cause pupil dilation EXCEPT:
(A). Meth (B). Cocaine (C). LSD (D). Morphine Keyword: dilation The pupil is constricted or dilated by the smooth muscle in theiris. Increased release of acetylcholine by theparasympatheticnervous system (rest and digest reaction) causescontractionof thecircularsmooth muscle. This makes...Read More
Q: The critical pH for enamel demineralization is:
(A). pH 4.5-5.5 (B). pH 5.5-6 (C). pH 6-6.7 (D). pH 7+ Keyword: enamel First of all, what ispH? pH is the symbol ofhydrogen ion concentrationexpressed in numbers, corresponding to the acidity or alkalinity of an aqueous solution. The range is from 0 (pure acid) to 14 (pure base)....Read More
Q: The cervical area has ____ vertebrae.
(A). 5 (B). 7 (C). 9 (D). 12 Keyword: cervical There are 7 cervical vertebrae. There are 12 thoracic vertebrae. There are 5 lumbar vertebrae. There are 4-5 modular pieces in the coccygeal that are fused. In adults, this segment may be fused with the sacrum. Answer:...Read More
Q: The arrows are pointing at:
(A). Fusion (B). Concrescence (C). Gemination (D). Dens indente Dens indente(also calleddensinvaginatus)isformed as the enamel organ goes into the crown of a tooth before mineralization is completed. Radiographically, a tooth-like structure appears within the crown. Due to the...Read More
Q: Solar cheilitis is more common in:
(A). Immunocompromised patients (B). Dark-skinned adults (C). Patients undergoing cancer therapy (D). Fair-skinned adults Solar cheilitis, also calledactinic cheilitisoccurs more commonly infair-skinnedindividuals. Here are some more characteristics(bullet point style, that's what we like...Read More
Q: The senses of the anterior third of the tongue are provided by which cranial nerve?
(A). Fifth (B). Ninth (C). Eighth (D). Twelfth Keywords: senses, anterior third This is a very difficult question in my opinion. But we will dissect it together so you are more ready for the dental hygiene board exam (NBDHE, NDHCE). First of all, we know that there are12 cranial nerves,...Read More
Q: Probe depth is 7 mm, recession is 2 mm. What is the CAL?
(A). 2 mm (B). 5 mm (C). 7 mm (D). 9 mm Keyword: recession Clinical attachment level (or loss, CAL) is a more accurate indicator of the periodontal support around a tooth than probing depth alone. CAL is measured from a fixed point on the tooth that does not change, the CEJ. To calculate...Read More
Q: Patients with artificial joints require premedication before dental treatments for:
(A). The first 6 months (B). The first 2 months (C). The first 2 years (D). Premedication is not indicated This is probably one of the most commonly asked questions by students at. At school, you may have been taught the “2 years, or for life” rule. Buttossthat! The newest...Read More
Q: The parotid gland secretes saliva through which duct?
(A). Wharton's duct (B). Stensen's duct (C). Bartholin's duct Ducts are escape routes for the saliva and other types of secretion from glands. However, not all glands have ducts - some are ductless. Here is a summary of the major salivary glands and their ducts relevant to us #RDH...Read More
Q: Metronidazole (Flagyl) is related to the following oral side effects, EXCEPT:
(A). Black hairy tongue (B). Metallic taste (C). Gingival hyperplasia (D). Xerostomia Metronidazole is an anti-infective drug (antibiotics) that is used in dentistry to treatinfectionscaused by anaerobes organisms andaggressive periodontitis. The oral side effects of metronidazole...Read More
Q: If the buccal groove of the mandibular first molar is distal to the mesiobuccal cusp of the maxillary first molar, what type of occlusion will the patient have?
(A). Class I (B). Class II (C). Class III When evaluating occlusion, Angle’s classification is often used. This classification is based on the relationship between themesiobuccal cusp of the maxillary first molarand thebuccal groove of the mandibular first molar. Class I: MB...Read More
Q: How can you control a hematoma?
(A). Apply heat for 20 minutes (B). Apply ice for 2 minutes (C). Alternate ice and heat (D). All the above First of all, what is ahematoma? A hematoma is theoutflow of bloodinto extravascular spaces. In dentistry, a hematoma can occur when the needle damages the blood vessels during an...Read More
Q: Dentin formed in response to injury is called:
(A). Primary dentin (B). Secondary dentin (C). Tertiary dentin Keyword: injury Dentin comprises themainportion of the tooth. It is softer than enamel but harder than bone.There are different types of dentin: The dentin that forms when a tooth erupts is calledprimarydentin. The...Read More
What is the active ingredient of Arestin?
What is the active ingredient of Arestin? Doxycycline hyclate Chlorhexidine Minocycline All of the above combined Answer: C. Minocycline The following are some of the most commonly-used locally-applied antimicrobial agents, along with their active ingredients: - Arestin...Read More
The scores of 15 dental hygiene students are: 80, 85, 67, 90, 86, 87, 85, 90, 83, 75, 89, 82, 82, 88, and 85. What is the mode?
The scores of 15 dental hygiene students are: 80, 85, 67, 90, 86, 87, 85, 90, 83, 75, 89, 82, 82, 88, and 85. What is the mode? 75 80 85 90 Answer: C. 85 Mode is the value that is most frequently observed. In this case, 85 is observed 3 times. Median is the number...Read More
Solar cheilitis is most likely to appear in,
Solar cheilitis is most likely to appear in, Immunocompromised patients Dark-skinned adults Patients undergoing cancer therapy Fair-skinned adults Answer: D. Fair skinned adults Solar cheilitis, also called actinic cheilitis usually occurs in fair-skinned individuals....Read More
Which microorganism causes syphilis?
Which microorganism causes syphilis? (A). Treponema pallidum (B). Streptococcus pyogenes (C). Herpes virus (D). Epstein-Barr virus Answer: (A). Treponema pallidum Syphilis is caused by the bacterium Treponema pallidum. Streptococcal pharyngitis and scarlet fever is caused by the bacterium...Read More
5 Strategies to help you pass the National Dental Hygiene Board Examination
What can you do to maximize your chances of succeeding at your regional and ? Here are 5 strategies that have proven to work with students I mentored at, and I would like to share them with you so you can also successfully pass all of your examinations. 1.Find the key words in the question...Read More
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