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Posted 11/13/2017 by SmarterDA in SmarterDA - Dental Assisting Boards Prep Courses   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 16
How To Register And Prepare For The DANB's ICE® Exam
What is the DANB’s ICE® exam ICE® 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: 23
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...  Read More
Posted 7/31/2017 by SmarterDA in SmarterDA - Dental Assisting Boards Prep Courses   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 46
**­­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
Posted 5/18/2017 by Sheri Jolly in Dental Support Essentials   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 20
Top Ten Myths heard from the dental chair
If you’ve worked in a dental office across any position – from a dental assistant, hygienist, or front office staff member – you’ve likely heard some eye-brow raising comments and stories from dental patients. Patients hold these beliefs about the dentist or general oral...  Read More
Posted 4/14/2017 by SmarterDA in SmarterDA - Dental Assisting Boards Prep Courses   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 24
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 above Severe chest pain is called angina pectoris. It can also be a sign of MI (heart attack), and therefore, the...  Read More
Posted 4/14/2017 by SmarterDA in SmarterDA - Dental Assisting Boards Prep Courses   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 18
Q: Which instrument is NOT a critical item?
Q: Which instrument is NOT a critical item? Curettes Surgical burs Scalpels Mouth mirrors This question belongs to the chapter on . Critical items are items considered to be at high risk for infections. They penetrate the soft tissue,...  Read More
Posted 4/14/2017 by SmarterDA in SmarterDA - Dental Assisting Boards Prep Courses   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 19
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...  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 above Before opening a dental instrument package, examine it carefully chair side. Packages that are dropped on the floor,...  Read More
Posted 4/7/2017 by SmarterDA in SmarterDA - Dental Assisting Boards Prep Courses   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 12
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 twisted The may show you panoramic radiographs and ask you what type of...  Read More
Posted 4/7/2017 by SmarterDA in SmarterDA - Dental Assisting Boards Prep Courses   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 21
Q: What is Borax?
Q: What is Borax? .Retarder .Accelerator .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...  Read More
Posted 4/7/2017 by SmarterDA in SmarterDA - Dental Assisting Boards Prep Courses   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 11
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 .1,000,000 When measuring radiation, there are two types of systems used – Standard (traditional system) and System International (SI, newer system). ...  Read More
Posted 4/7/2017 by SmarterDA in SmarterDA - Dental Assisting Boards Prep Courses   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 12
Q: This type of swelling is a(n):
Q: This type of swelling is a(n): .Ranula .Mucocele .Exostosis .Ulcer The 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...  Read More
Posted 4/7/2017 by SmarterDA in SmarterDA - Dental Assisting Boards Prep Courses   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 13
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 foramen In order to solve this, we have to examine thelocationof the radiolucency. In this image, the lucency isbelow the second premolarbut detached from the root....  Read More
Posted 4/7/2017 by SmarterDA in SmarterDA - Dental Assisting Boards Prep Courses   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 15
Q: The image highlights which type of caries?
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 are calledrecurrentcaries....  Read More
Posted 4/7/2017 by SmarterDA in SmarterDA - Dental Assisting Boards Prep Courses   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 16
Q: The arrows are pointing at:
Q: The arrows are pointing at: A. Fusion B. Concrescence C. Gemination D. 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...  Read More
Posted 4/7/2017 by SmarterDA in SmarterDA - Dental Assisting Boards Prep Courses   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 27
Q: How can you control a hematoma?
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 a hematoma? A hematoma is theoutflow of bloodinto extravascular spaces. In dentistry, a hematoma can occur when the...  Read More
Posted 4/7/2017 by SmarterDA in SmarterDA - Dental Assisting Boards Prep Courses   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 14
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. Angina B. Myocardial infarction C. Allergy D. Heart attack Keyword: chest pain Angina is a term used forchest paincaused by reduced blood to the heart muscles. The pain...  Read More
Posted 4/7/2017 by SmarterDA in SmarterDA - Dental Assisting Boards Prep Courses   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 16
Q: What is the chest compression rate for adult CPR?
Q: What is the chest compression rate for adult CPR? A. 50/min B. 100/min C. 100-120/min D. As many as you can The 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,...  Read More
Posted 4/6/2017 by SmarterDA in SmarterDA - Dental Assisting Boards Prep Courses   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 15
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...  Read More
Posted 4/5/2017 by SmarterDA in SmarterDA - Dental Assisting Boards Prep Courses   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 19
Q: An onlay:
Q: An onlay: A. Covers the entire chewing surface of a tooth B.Lies within a cusp of the tooth C. Covers one or more cusp tip(s) D. Is bonded to the facial surface of anteriors to improve appearance Dental restorations can be divided into direct and indirect...  Read More

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