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Certified Dental Assistant

Subject : certifications
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1. Small elevation on the grinding surface of a tooth

2. Total of 20 ___________ teeth - 8 incisors - 4 cuspids - and 8 molars. No premolars are developed. Incisors are the first to erupt.

3. Outer surface of teeth (labial + buccal)

4. The center or innermost portion of the tooth containing the pulp

5. All of the teeth in the jaw are alike.

6. The line that separates the anatomic crown from the anatomic root. Also called the cemento-enamel-junction (CEJ) junction between the cementum and the enamel

7. Any linear elevation on the surface of a tooth.

8. The central innermost portion of the tooth.

9. Formation of two sets of teeth in the life span - 'two generations of teeth'

10. Surface of tooth adjacent to the tongue.

11. Two bones forming the upper jaw - rigidly attached to the skull.

12. Linear elevations found at the mesial and distal terminations of the occlusal surfaces of posterior teeth. Also found on anterior teeth but are less prominent - forming the lateral margins of the lingual surface

13. A lifetime of generations of teeth - like a conveyor belt. such teeth have a breif life and are simple in design

14. Mesiobuccal - Mesiolingual - Distobuccal and Distolingual.

15. The portion that you can see when veiwing the mouth.

16. Surface of the tooth towards the midline

17. Surface of the tooth away from the midline

18. Total of 32 ______ teeth - 8 incisors - 4 cuspids - 8 premolars - and 12 molars.

19. Rounded prominences on the incisal edge of newly erupted anterior teeth. (3 bumps on permanent teeth)

20. Makes up the bulk of the tooth structures located around the pulp cavity and under the enamel within the anatomical crown.

21. The space that contains the pulp or 'nerve' of the tooth

22. The entrance point of the nerve - blood vessels and connective tissue that constitutes the pulp.

23. Surface of the tooth adjacent to the cheek.

24. The distinctive shape of the dental arches.

25. A horseshoe shaped bone wich articulates with thte skull by way of the TMJ.

26. Distictive classes of teeth that are regionally specialized

27. The biting surface of posterior teeth

28. One of the primary centers of formation in the development of the crown of the tooth.

29. The 4 front teeth - known as the biting edge of the anterior teeth.

30. One generation of teeth

31. Main ridges on each cusp that run from the tip of the cusp to the central part of the occlusal surface

32. Lip/ front part of the facial surface for incisors and canines.

33. The outermost layer of a tooth; the hardest material in the body; protects nerves and softer material inside the tooth

34. Function is holding and grinding; 4 mandible - 4 maxillary; 2-3 cusps; posterior teeth

35. The enamel covered part of a tooth above the gum

36. The part of a tooth that is embedded in the jaw and serves as support

37. The developmental absence of teeth

38. An encircling girdle-like structure (as the ridge around the base of a tooth)

39. The back 12 teeth - used to chew - 3 teeth per quadrant.

40. Teeth next to the incisors. One tooth per quadrant - primarily used in tearing/ripping food.