Introduction to Dental Medicine
Week 1 quiz
This quiz covers lecture material presented in the videos for week 1. Please feel free to post any questions or topics for further discussion on the discussion forums for the course and best of luck with week 2!
Which of the following is NOT a dental specialty recognized by the American Dental Association (ADA)?
Which of the following constitutes a general characteristic of periodontal disease?
Periodontal disease (gum disease) causes significant morbidity among adults worldwide and is often not diagnosed or treated until late stages. All of the above factors pre-dispose adults to periodontal disease and contribute to the prevalence in the United States and worldwide.
The success of dental care and patient satisfaction in care received depends only on the treating general dentist and not on any other health care professionals.
It is very important that a general dentist, any dental specialists involved, a primary care physician, and any relevant medical specialists work together to create a comprehensive scope of treatment for a given patient.
Recent advances in dental technology have made possible all of the following EXCEPT
Dentistry and dental technology have seen vast improvements in the scope and variety of the tools on the market over the past few years. Although we are able to use these tools to slowly inject anesthetic, detect decay in teeth, detect changes in soft tissue, take X-rays with lower radiation, and many other things, dental decay is still removed by dentists.
What is one example of a systemic condition that can increase a patient’s susceptibility to periodontal (gum) disease?
Many diseases and conditions can modulate a patient’s response to inflammation and can pre-dispose patients to developing periodontal disease. Diabetes is a classic example of a disease that negatively impacts wound healing and can predispose to periodontal inflammation and disease.