Introduction to Dental Medicine
Week 3 quiz
Which of the following constitutes a component of the history ?
The medical history serves as a review of a patient’s reason for seeking treatment (chief complaint), the history of their current chief complaint, and a thorough review of medical conditions, family history, social history, medications, allergies, and a review of systems.
Which of the following is NOT included in the extra-oral examination?
All head and neck structures are observed and reviewed as part of the extra-oral examination.
How does one test cranial nerve XII, the hypoglossal nerve?
Cranial nerve XII provides innervation to the muscles in the tongue, so a defect in one side of this nerve will cause the tongue to protrude unevenly.
Which of the following is true of linea alba?
Linea alba is a common variation of normal in which a white line appears adjacent to the occlusal plane of the teeth. It is likely caused by a cheek biting habit which in turn thickens the mucosa.