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"The health of your mouth is an important part of the general health of your body. You know how to brush, you know how to floss, but what else do you know about the field of dentistry? Chin up and smile, you're going to find out!"
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The title "dentist" is synonymous with the title "dental surgeon". Who was the first person to coin the phrase "dental surgeon"?
Greene Vardiman Black
Chapin A. Harris
The dental surgeon is the most likely health care practitioner to identify and diagnose oral cancer. Besides looking at your teeth, he checks your tongue, cheek, throat, lips...the works!!! Just another reason to visit your dentist regularly. Which famous person died of oral cancer?
Robert Louis Stevenson
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Cancer is a scary thing. For that matter, fear of dentistry is a common problem. Dental phobia often results in increased heart rate, raised blood pressure, hyperventilation and sometimes, fainting. What's the proper term for fainting?
Fainting is one of the more common emergencies in a dental office. Thank goodness dentists are trained to manage just such an event. What position would a dentist place you in if you happened to faint?
Downward dog position
You've calmed down. That cavity isn't getting any smaller. Tooth #3-6 has a deep carious lesion on the distal surface (should've flossed more frequently). What nerves will the dentist anesthetize to make the procedure more comfortable for you?
Greater palatine nerve and the trapezius nerve
Right inferior alveolar nerve and the right long buccal nerve
Left inferior alveolar nerve and the left long buccal nerve
Vagus nerve and the hyoglossus nerve
The rubber dam is in place and we're ready to cut tooth!! The high pitch whine of the handpiece can be heard in the parking lot. The dentist begins excavating the decayed tissue. It's really deep. He asks his assistant to get the elevator. What do you expect he's going to do?
It's too deep for just a filling. He's going to initiate root canal therapy
He's in way over his head and he's about to make a dash for his car
He's having a hard time seeing and needs to raise the chair
The decay is way too extensive. He's preparing to extract the tooth
The Doctor explains to you his diagnosis, prognosis and recommended treatment plan. You're feeling light headed again. He asks you if you're feeling okay. You tell him you're fine but you noticed a little bit of sensation while he was working. He grabs the needle and gives you a second dose. What did he most likely inject you with?
4% prilocaine plain
2% lidocaine, 1:100 000 epinephrine
3.5% bupivicaine 1:20 000 levonordefrin
The work on #3-6 is complete. Just one more tooth on the list. The plan is to treat the root canal treated #1-1 (Upper right central incisor) with a post and multi-surface composite restoration build-up (prior to the future crown). What time of material would the post most likely be made of?
The doctor places a rubber dam over the tooth. Completes the work on the tooth, polishes, sits you up and shows you his handiwork in a mirror. You look carefully and to your horror, you observe that the filling he placed doesn't match the tooth. The doctor isn't very concerned and shuffles you to the door, why?
The tooth is dehydrated, over the next few hours it will return to its normal shade and the restoration will match
It's his first time, give him a little slack
It's got the same shape as a tooth, let's not split hairs over colour
The filling material will slowly leach into the remaining tooth and bleach the tooth to a uniform blended shade
So, you've learned a little about dentistry. Many dentists have made their mark in history. How many do you know? Here are some famous people who are better known for contributions outside of their chosen profession. Name the dentist(s)?
All of them
John Henry Holliday
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Compiled Jun 28 12