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The force of attraction between unlike atoms and molecules is called:
(A).Cohesion(B).Viscosity(C).Mechanical bonding(D).AdhesionKeywords: unlikeThe force of attraction between unlike atoms and molecules on two different surfaces is called adhesion (e.g., a water molecule is attracted to a tree leaf). The chance of adhesion is directly proportional to the amount of...  Read More
The basic unit of the tooth enamel is the:
(A). Enamel rod(B). Enamel tuft(C). Enamel spindle(D). Enamel lamellaeEnamel consists of small fish-shaped rods (prisms) that are lined up next to each other, collectively forming the enamel. Those rods extend from the DEJ (dentino-enamel junction) to the enamel surface. Enamel tufts are defects...  Read More
Which instrument type and cross-sectional shape are matched correctly?
(A). Explorer - half moon(B).Universal curette - circle(C).Sickle - triangle(D).Area-specific curette - rectangleThe design of the working end and its cross-sectional shape are directly related to the function of the instrument. Half-moon cross-sectional shape instrument: rounded at the back....  Read More
Which cell component synthesizes lysosomes?
(A). Cell membrane(B). Golgi complex(C). Cytoplasm(D). Endoplasmic reticulumEukaryotes or normal cells are composed the following: Golgi complex: stack of sacs that packages and distributes proteins out of the cell. The complex also synthesizes lysosomal cells, which break down the foreign...  Read More
According to Moh’s scale of hardness, fluoride is harder than quartz. True or false?
(A). True (B). FalseMoh’s scale of hardness compares minerals and their relative ability to scratch another mineral. From hardest to softest: Diamond Corundum Topaz Quartz Orthoclase Apatite Fluorite Calcite Gypsum Talc Therefore, fluoride is softer than...  Read More
Which injection anesthetizes the palatal tissues around the left maxillary molar?
(A). Nasopalatine nerve block(B). Greater palatine nerve block(C). Posterior superior alveolar nerve block(D). Buccal nerve blockKey word: palatal tissues Greater palatine nerve (GP) block: anesthetizes the hard palate (palatal soft tissues and bone of the premolars/molars) and some part of the...  Read More
Which foramen is the opening for the mandibular division of the trigeminal nerve?
(A). Foramen rotundum(B). Foramen ovale(C). Foramen spinosum(D). Foramen magnumThe definitions of the four different foramen are as follows: Foramen rotundum: located in the middle cranial fossa, at the base of the greater wing of the sphenoid bone. Serves as the opening for the maxillary nerve...  Read More
Xerostomia may be produced by any of the following EXCEPT:
(A). Use of vitamin supplements (B). Sjögren syndrome(C). Anti-hypertensive medication(D). Radiation therapyXerostomia, or dryness of the mouth, can result because of many different factors: Side effect of medications such as anti-hypertensive drugs (especially diuretics), anti-anxiety...  Read More
Which preservative is used in dental cartridges?
(A). Sodium bisulfite(B). Sodium chloride(C). Sodium bisulfate(D). MethylparabenSodium bisulfite (with an ”i”) is the antioxidant for vasoconstrictors. Some patients can be allergic to this substance, and a plain solution should be used if sulfite allergy is a concern. This chemical is...  Read More
According to the G.V. Black classification, a class III lesion is on:
(A). The cusp tip of a molar(B). The lingual surface of a molar(C). The occlusal surface of a premolar(D). The mesial surface of an incisorThe following is the G.V. Black classification of carious lesions for dental charting: Class I: occlusal surfaces of molars and premolars, facial and lingual...  Read More
Which tooth is the longest?
(A).Maxillary lateral incisor(B).Maxillary central incisor(C).Maxillary canine(D).Maxillary first molarKey word: longestMaxillary canines are the longest teeth (combined length of the root and crown) in the dentition and they support the facial dimension.The mandibular 1st molar on the other hand...  Read More
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Mini Boards Reviews for the . Find COMPLETE review courses too. “I wish I did not spend money on other review courses!” – Bethany, Bergen CC, March 2016  Read More
What type of probe is this?
(A). Williams(B). UNC(C). Naber’s(D). MarquisTypes of probes: Marquis: 3-6-9-12 mm markings. Black band at 3-6 mm and 9-12 mm. Williams: 1-2-3-5-7-8-9-10 mm markings. No marking at 4, 6 mm. Michigan O: 3-6-8 mm markings. UNC 12 (or 15): 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-(13-14-15)...  Read More
The upper face is formed from the:
(A).Frontonasal process(B).Maxillary process(C).Mandibular process(D).All of the aboveThe upper face (includes the area of the forehead, bridge of the nose, primary palate, nasal septum, nasal pits, and alae) is formed from the frontonasal process.The middle face (includes the nose from root to...  Read More
The weakest part of a needle is?
(A). Bevel(B).Shaft (C). Hub(D). Cartridge penetrating endThe needle is composed of: Bevel: slanted portion at the tip of the needle. Shaft: tubular metal from the tip of the needle to the hub. Cartridge penetrating end: other end of the needle that extends into the diaphragm of the...  Read More
Which tooth has a buccal pit?
(A). Mandibular first molar(B). Maxillary first molar(C). Mandibular second molar(D).Maxillary second molarHere are some characteristics of the mandibular first molar: Has 2 roots Has 5 cusps (3 facial, 2 lingual) Is generally the first tooth to erupt in the permanent dentition A...  Read More
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Mini Boards Reviews for the . Find COMPLETE review courses too. “I wish I did not spend money on other review courses!” – Bethany, Bergen CC, March 2016  Read More
Which drug is an amide?
(A). Procaine (B). Mepivacaine (C). Propoxycaine (D). CocaineMepivacaine, articaine, prilocaine, lidocaine, and bupivacaine are amides. 3% mepivacaine plain is recommended for patients when vasoconstrictors are contraindicated and for shorter dental procedures.Procaine, propoxycaine, and cocaine...  Read More
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 appearanceAn onlay is an indirect restoration that covers one or more cusp tip(s). It is more extensive than an inlay...  Read More
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 function according to their location: Incisors: biting and cutting food Canines: piercing and tearing food Posteriors: mastication and grinding food Answer: (C). Cutting foodMini Boards...  Read More
Which of the following bones of the skull is considered a facial bone?
(A). Occipital(B). Parietal(C). Sphenoid(D). Zygomatic(E). FrontalThere are 22 bones in the skull, excluding the middle ear ossicles. Eight cranial bones (occipital bone, 2 temporal bones, 2 parietal bones, sphenoid bone, ethmoid bone, frontal bone), and fourteen facial bones (vomer, 2 conchae, 2...  Read More
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 Posterior superior alveolar (PSA) nerve block: anesthetizes the maxillary first/second/third molars, periodontal tissues, buccal soft tissue...  Read More
Chest pain caused by narrowing of the heart’s blood vessels is?
(A). Angina(B). Myocardial infarction(C).Allergy(D). Heart attack- Angina is a term used for chest pain caused by reduced blood to the heart muscles. The pain may radiate through the arm, neck and jaw.- Myocardial infarction, also called heart attack, refers to “death of the heart...  Read More
Chest pain caused by narrowing of the heart’s blood vessels is?
(A). Angina(B). Myocardial infarction(C).Allergy(D). Heart attack- Angina is a term used for chest pain caused by reduced blood to the heart muscles. The pain may radiate through the arm, neck and jaw.- Myocardial infarction, also called heart attack, refers to “death of the heart...  Read More
Chest pain caused by narrowing of the heart’s blood vessels is?
(A). Angina(B). Myocardial infarction(C).Allergy(D). Heart attack- Angina is a term used for chest pain caused by reduced blood to the heart muscles. The pain may radiate through the arm, neck and jaw.- Myocardial infarction, also called heart attack, refers to “death of the heart...  Read More
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