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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 provide indirect vision - reflect light - retract lips - cheeks - and tongue






2. To isolate teeth for dental procedures






3. To select a shade for permanent restorations






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






5. To mark holes on the dental dam






6. To carry and dispense amalgam






7. To cut tissue






8. To mix large amounts of dental material






9. To replace pulp tissue






10. To smooth amalgam






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






12. To mark bite and hold articulating paper in place






13. Used to hold impression material






14. To cut tissue






15. To extract maxillary






16. To hold patients mouth open






17. To carve the occlusal anatomy






18. To remove pulp tissue from the canal






19. To polish teeth






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






21. To hold dental dam away from teeth






22. To rinse out the canal or socket






23. To remove calculous on teeth by vibration






24. To place the dental dam clamp on the tooth






25. To cut tooth structure






26. To administer local anesthetic






27. To isolate the tooth






28. To anchor and stabilize dental dam






29. To evacuate large volumes of fluid and debris






30. To remove large amounts of deposits






31. To grasp tissue or bone fragments






32. To lift tooth from socket






33. Small glass dish used to mix dental material






34. To grasp or transfer items






35. To suture surgical site






36. To pack and condense amalgam






37. To clean inside walls of canal






38. To use w/slow-speed attachments






39. To evacuate fluid from oral cavity or surgical site






40. To dry point chambers of canal






41. To mix dental materials






42. To carve interproximal






43. To remove carious dentin






44. To evacuate fluid from the oral cavity






45. To smooth amalgam






46. To measure pocket depth






47. To mix dental cement






48. To examine teeth for decay






49. To extract mandibular