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Dental Instruments

Instructions:
  • Answer 49 questions in 15 minutes.
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  • Match each statement with the correct term.
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This is a study tool. The 3 wrong answers for each question are randomly chosen from answers to other questions. So, you might find at times the answers obvious, but you will see it re-enforces your understanding as you take the test each time.
1. To hold patients mouth open






2. To carve the occlusal anatomy






3. To remove large amounts of deposits






4. To place the dental dam clamp on the tooth






5. To mix large amounts of dental material






6. To replace pulp tissue






7. To grasp tissue or bone fragments






8. To rinse out the canal or socket






9. To clean inside walls of canal






10. To evacuate fluid from the oral cavity






11. To remove pulp tissue from the canal






12. To mark bite and hold articulating paper in place






13. To grasp and lock material for transfer into and out of oral cavity






14. To lift tooth from socket






15. For lab use (trim crowns - etc..)






16. To evacuate fluid from oral cavity or surgical site






17. To mix dental cement






18. To grasp or transfer items






19. To mix dental materials






20. To cut tissue






21. To mark holes on the dental dam






22. To extract mandibular






23. To use w/slow-speed attachments






24. To pack and condense amalgam






25. Small glass dish used to mix dental material






26. To smooth amalgam






27. To measure pocket depth






28. To isolate the tooth






29. To remove carious dentin






30. To polish teeth






31. To evacuate large volumes of fluid and debris






32. To anchor and stabilize dental dam






33. Used to hold impression material






34. To extract maxillary






35. To carve interproximal






36. To carry and dispense amalgam






37. To provide indirect vision - reflect light - retract lips - cheeks - and tongue






38. To punch holes in dental dam for each individual tooth






39. To isolate teeth for dental procedures






40. To cut tooth structure






41. To hold dental dam away from teeth






42. To administer local anesthetic






43. To dry point chambers of canal






44. To select a shade for permanent restorations






45. To smooth amalgam






46. To examine teeth for decay






47. To remove calculous on teeth by vibration






48. To cut tissue






49. To suture surgical site