DA Course Homework

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8 Hour Infection Control

Welcome to your 8 Hour Infection Control Exam. You may read or listen to the reading material below:

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Instruments should be packaged before sterilization to:

What is the water temperature that should be used when washing hands?

What must be right after exposure?

When recapping an anesthetic needle, it is BEST to:

Which of the following is not considered personal protective equipment? Thoroughly reviewed throughout pages

The guidelines for infection control standard are set by:

Counter tops and unit surfaces should be cleaned using 2×2 or 4×4 soaked in disinfectant and decontaminant cleaner, wipe all counter tops using “spray, wipe, spray technique” , never allow the gauze to go back over a previously cleared area.

Proper spore testing verification can be accomplished by:

Which of the following statements is true?

Steam sterilization under pressure can be achieved with:

Dental personnel are potentially exposed to:

Semi-critical instruments:

Clean and disinfect all dental impressions immediately after removal from the patient’s mouth.

Dental unit waterlines will be flushed for how long between patients?

The average risk of HIV infection after a needle stick exposure to HIV-infected blood is:

What is the most important means of preventing disease transmission?

When should face masks be changed?

Face shields may be worn:

Gloves must be worn when there is the potential for contacting:

Disinfecting agents for environmental surfaces should:

Universal precautions are strategies used to _____________ the risk of transmission of pathogens in the health-care setting.

Handwashing technique includes the use of:

All patients must be treated equally regardless of physical condition. A patient with a communicable disease is treated with more caution.

The greatest risk of infection from a needle stick is from:

When using universal precautions, _____________ infection control procedures are used for all patients.

The letters CDC stand for:

Handwashing is not necessary when taking intra-oral dental radiographs because gloves are always worn.

California Dental Practice Act

Welcome to your California Practice Act Exam. You may read or listen to the reading material below:

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The Dental Board has the authority to create new regulations relating to the practice of dentistry.

Which of the following is not a permissible function of an RDA?

Which of the following are mandated reporters?

All licenses must be renewed every _______ year(s) or they will expire.

If a license has been expired for more than 5 years it is automatically cancelled and cannot be renewed.

Which of the following are unlicensed DA duties?

Which of the following is considered child abuse?

Direct supervision by the dentist means:

General supervision means that the dentist orders the auxiliary to perform certain functions that they are licensed to do. The dentist does not need to be physically present in the facility at the time of the function.

Special permits are required for the administration of general anesthesia or conscious sedation.

The Dental Board of California requires Dental Assistants to obtain a license prior to working in a dental office.

An additional permit is required for an RDA to perform orthodontic functions.

The registered dental hygienist in California can administer local anesthetic with permit.

A dental material fact sheet must be provided to every new patient and to patients of record prior to the performance of restorative dental treatment.

The Board may revoke a dental professional’s license if they are found to be abusing drugs or alcohol.

Coronal Polish

Welcome to your Coronal Polish Exam. You may read or listen to the reading material below:

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Green stain is usually associated with:

As food is moved across the occlusal surfaces of the teeth:

This is the best method to use when holding a handpiece to accomplish this grasp

Which of the following is not an extrinsic stain?

Orange line stain:

Coronal polishing is a task designated by the California Dental Practice Act to the:

This type of stain is associated primarily with plaque formation and poor oral hygiene.

Plaque needs to be removed from the tooth surface every:

This stain cannot be removed by polishing:

Tetracycline stain color may range from:

Never use Iodine solution on a ________________ patient.

Place the pad of the _________ finger on a stable tooth surface.

Polishing agents produce:

Which types of polishing agent is used on a denture?

All new patients should fill out a health history:

Pressure helps control the rate of abrasion, firmer pressure results in:

If a patient has HIV, Hepatitis, and/or Herpes:

Disclosing agents are generally made from the same dye used in food coloring:

Dilantin is a drug that may cause gingival hyperplasia (tissue overgrowth) and is associated with:

It is best to establish a fulcrum:

Radiation Safety

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The ________ setting regulates the speed and penetrating power of the x-ray

This concept endorses the use of the lowest possible exposure to the patient and operator to x-ray exposure

The best film sizes to use on a child are

PID stands for

When an excessive vertical angle is used when taking x-rays the resulting image will be

When taking dental radiographs, the area with potential to cause most cross contamination is?

This small film is worn whenever you are in the office and measures any radiation that you might receive as an operator or when performing other office tasks.

During the processing technique, the chemical solutions convert the latent x-ray film image into a visible one.

___________ is an invisible high energy wave that can penetrate solid objects.

The bitewings are usually taken as part of the FMX and is also used as a separate technique when an FMX is not indicated

X-ray and light are are forms of radiation that can be directed in a specific direction.

Processing utilizing an automatic film processing system is a faster more effective method of film processing?

Scattered radiation can be controlled by?

Who is responsible for ordering radiographs?

One of the signs of over exposure to radiation is

The______________ is rectangular lead disk that is placed over the opening of the

When exposing and processing radiographs, it is essential as with any dental treatment that infection control procedures are carefully followed.

Which film is considered the best for caries detection by the dentist?

Avoid exposing pregnant women in their first trimester. Avoid retaking more than 3 radiographs on any patient when doing a full FMX.

Within the x-ray tube there are two electrodes, the positive electrode is the________

Which protects the surrounding tissue from unnecessary exposure by absorbing the x-ray?

The most sensitive cells to X-rays are those that are more specialized and reproduced more quickly are?

Chemical that works on the crystal to produce the image on the film.

A maxillary occlusal exposure is

A child requires___________________ when taking x-rays?

What is commonly used to assist in taking good dental x-rays?

Rem determines the_______________

A Collimator contains a hole that limits the size of the primary beam to no more than_______ inches in diameter at the skin of the patient.

What is considered an extra-oral x-ray?

The setting that regulates the quantity of x-ray produced during an exposure

AHA CPR

Welcome to your CPR Exam. You may read or listen to the reading material below:

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Use this scenario to answer the next 2 questions: A 67-year-old man is found unresponsive, not breathing, and without a pulse. You and a second rescuer begin performing high-quality CPR. When should rescuers switch positions during CPR?

You notice the person giving chest compressions is not allowing for complete chest recoil. What is your next course of action?

"The team functions smoothly when all team members know their positions, functions, and tasks during a resuscitation attempt." Match this statement with the most appropriate element of team dynamics listed.

Early defibrillation is a link in the adult Chain of Survival. Why is this important to survival?

What special circumstance should a rescuer consider when using an AED?

Use this scenario to answer the next 2 questions: A 53-year-old woman collapses while gardening. She is unresponsive, is not breathing, and does not have a pulse. A neighbor, who is an emergency medical technician, rushes to her with an AED. When the AED arrives, what is the first step for using it?

After the AED pads are attached to the person, the AED detects ventricular fibrillation. What is the next step when using an AED?

What should you do if you need to use an AED on someone who has been submerged in water?

Why is defibrillation important?

Which adult victim requires high-quality CPR?

Why is allowing complete chest recoil important when performing high-quality CPR?

Use this scenario to answer the next 2 questions: A middle-aged man collapses. You and a second rescuer go to the victim and find that he is unresponsive, is not breathing, and does not have a pulse. Which action is most likely to positively impact his survival?

You and another rescuer begin CPR. After a few cycles, you notice the chest compression rate is slowing. What should you say to offer constructive feedback?

Use this scenario to answer the next 2 questions: An 8-month-old infant is eating and suddenly begins to cough. The infant is unable to make any noise shortly after. You pick up the infant and shout for help. You have determined that the infant is responsive and choking with a severe airway obstruction. How do you relieve the airway obstruction?

The infant becomes unresponsive. Which action do you perform to relieve choking in an unresponsive infant?

What ratio for compressions to breaths should be used for 1-rescuer infant CPR?

When you are performing CPR on an unresponsive person whom you know is choking, what modification should you incorporate?

How can rescuers ensure that they are providing effective breaths when using a bag-mask device?

Which characteristics of chest compressions in high-quality CPR are given to a child?

Use this scenario to answer the next 2 questions: A 9-year-old child has suddenly collapsed. After confirming that the scene is safe, a single rescuer determines that the child is in cardiac arrest, shouts for nearby help, and activates the emergency response system by using his mobile device. He immediately begins performing high-quality CPR. Two additional rescuers immediately arrive to assist in the resuscitation attempt. What actions should occur next to support a team-based resuscitation attempt?

Two rescuers begin high-quality CPR while the third rescuer leaves to get the AED. What action supports 2-rescuer CPR?

While performing high-quality CPR on an adult, what action should you ensure is being accomplished?

A victim with a foreign-body airway obstruction becomes unresponsive. What is your first course of action?

"Members of the team know their boundaries and ask for help before the resuscitation attempt worsens." Match this statement with the most appropriate element of team dynamics listed.

You witness someone suddenly collapse. The person is unresponsive, you hear gasping sounds, and there is no pulse. You phone the local emergency response number. What should you do next?

8 Hour Infection Control (WIOA & MyCAA)

Welcome to your 8 Hour Infection Control Exam. You may read or listen to the reading material below:

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The average risk of HIV infection after a needle stick exposure to HIV-infected blood is:

The greatest risk of infection from a needle stick is from:

Which of the following is not considered personal protective equipment? Thoroughly reviewed throughout pages

Gloves must be worn when there is the potential for contacting:

The guidelines for infection control standard are set by:

The letters CDC stand for:

Instruments should be packaged before sterilization to:

Handwashing technique includes the use of:

What must be right after exposure?

Steam sterilization under pressure can be achieved with:

Which of the following statements is true?

Clean and disinfect all dental impressions immediately after removal from the patient’s mouth.

All patients must be treated equally regardless of physical condition. A patient with a communicable disease is treated with more caution.

Dental unit waterlines will be flushed for how long between patients?

What is the water temperature that should be used when washing hands?

Dental personnel are potentially exposed to:

Face shields may be worn:

When recapping an anesthetic needle, it is BEST to:

What is the most important means of preventing disease transmission?

Counter tops and unit surfaces should be cleaned using 2×2 or 4×4 soaked in disinfectant and decontaminant cleaner, wipe all counter tops using “spray, wipe, spray technique” , never allow the gauze to go back over a previously cleared area.

Handwashing is not necessary when taking intra-oral dental radiographs because gloves are always worn.

When using universal precautions, _____________ infection control procedures are used for all patients.

Disinfecting agents for environmental surfaces should:

Semi-critical instruments:

Universal precautions are strategies used to _____________ the risk of transmission of pathogens in the health-care setting.

Proper spore testing verification can be accomplished by:

When should face masks be changed?

California Practice Act (WIOA & MyCAA)

Welcome to your California Practice Act Exam. You may read or listen to the reading material below:

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General supervision means that the dentist orders the auxiliary to perform certain functions that they are licensed to do. The dentist does not need to be physically present in the facility at the time of the function.

If a license has been expired for more than 5 years it is automatically cancelled and cannot be renewed.

An additional permit is required for an RDA to perform orthodontic functions.

The Dental Board has the authority to create new regulations relating to the practice of dentistry.

The Board may revoke a dental professional’s license if they are found to be abusing drugs or alcohol.

Which of the following is not a permissible function of an RDA?

Which of the following are mandated reporters?

The registered dental hygienist in California can administer local anesthetic with permit.

A dental material fact sheet must be provided to every new patient and to patients of record prior to the performance of restorative dental treatment.

Which of the following are unlicensed DA duties?

All licenses must be renewed every _______ year(s) or they will expire.

Special permits are required for the administration of general anesthesia or conscious sedation.

The Dental Board of California requires Dental Assistants to obtain a license prior to working in a dental office.

Direct supervision by the dentist means:

Which of the following is considered child abuse?

Coronal Polish (WIOA & MyCAA)

Welcome to your Coronal Polish Exam. You may read or listen to the reading material below:

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This is the best method to use when holding a handpiece to accomplish this grasp

Polishing agents produce:

It is best to establish a fulcrum:

If a patient has HIV, Hepatitis, and/or Herpes:

As food is moved across the occlusal surfaces of the teeth:

Which types of polishing agent is used on a denture?

Green stain is usually associated with:

This type of stain is associated primarily with plaque formation and poor oral hygiene.

Disclosing agents are generally made from the same dye used in food coloring:

All new patients should fill out a health history:

Plaque needs to be removed from the tooth surface every:

Coronal polishing is a task designated by the California Dental Practice Act to the:

Orange line stain:

Dilantin is a drug that may cause gingival hyperplasia (tissue overgrowth) and is associated with:

Never use Iodine solution on a ________________ patient.

Which of the following is not an extrinsic stain?

This stain cannot be removed by polishing:

Pressure helps control the rate of abrasion, firmer pressure results in:

Tetracycline stain color may range from:

Place the pad of the _________ finger on a stable tooth surface.

Radiation Safety (WIOA & MyCAA)

Welcome to your Radiation Safety Exam. You may read or listen to the reading material below:

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Who is responsible for ordering radiographs?

One of the signs of over exposure to radiation is

Which protects the surrounding tissue from unnecessary exposure by absorbing the x-ray?

What is considered an extra-oral x-ray?

X-ray and light are are forms of radiation that can be directed in a specific direction.

What is commonly used to assist in taking good dental x-rays?

___________ is an invisible high energy wave that can penetrate solid objects.

The best film sizes to use on a child are

Scattered radiation can be controlled by?

The bitewings are usually taken as part of the FMX and is also used as a separate technique when an FMX is not indicated

This concept endorses the use of the lowest possible exposure to the patient and operator to x-ray exposure

Avoid exposing pregnant women in their first trimester. Avoid retaking more than 3 radiographs on any patient when doing a full FMX.

Within the x-ray tube there are two electrodes, the positive electrode is the________

Rem determines the_______________

The ________ setting regulates the speed and penetrating power of the x-ray

PID stands for

When taking dental radiographs, the area with potential to cause most cross contamination is?

This small film is worn whenever you are in the office and measures any radiation that you might receive as an operator or when performing other office tasks.

A maxillary occlusal exposure is

Processing utilizing an automatic film processing system is a faster more effective method of film processing?

The setting that regulates the quantity of x-ray produced during an exposure

A Collimator contains a hole that limits the size of the primary beam to no more than_______ inches in diameter at the skin of the patient.

A child requires___________________ when taking x-rays?

When exposing and processing radiographs, it is essential as with any dental treatment that infection control procedures are carefully followed.

When an excessive vertical angle is used when taking x-rays the resulting image will be

During the processing technique, the chemical solutions convert the latent x-ray film image into a visible one.

Chemical that works on the crystal to produce the image on the film.

Which film is considered the best for caries detection by the dentist?

The most sensitive cells to X-rays are those that are more specialized and reproduced more quickly are?

The______________ is rectangular lead disk that is placed over the opening of the

AHA CPR (WIOA & MyCAA)

Welcome to your CPR Exam. You may read or listen to the reading material below:

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Use this scenario to answer the next 2 questions: A 67-year-old man is found unresponsive, not breathing, and without a pulse. You and a second rescuer begin performing high-quality CPR. When should rescuers switch positions during CPR?

You notice the person giving chest compressions is not allowing for complete chest recoil. What is your next course of action?

"The team functions smoothly when all team members know their positions, functions, and tasks during a resuscitation attempt." Match this statement with the most appropriate element of team dynamics listed.

Early defibrillation is a link in the adult Chain of Survival. Why is this important to survival?

What special circumstance should a rescuer consider when using an AED?

Use this scenario to answer the next 2 questions: A 53-year-old woman collapses while gardening. She is unresponsive, is not breathing, and does not have a pulse. A neighbor, who is an emergency medical technician, rushes to her with an AED. When the AED arrives, what is the first step for using it?

After the AED pads are attached to the person, the AED detects ventricular fibrillation. What is the next step when using an AED?

What should you do if you need to use an AED on someone who has been submerged in water?

Why is defibrillation important?

Which adult victim requires high-quality CPR?

Why is allowing complete chest recoil important when performing high-quality CPR?

Use this scenario to answer the next 2 questions: A middle-aged man collapses. You and a second rescuer go to the victim and find that he is unresponsive, is not breathing, and does not have a pulse. Which action is most likely to positively impact his survival?

You and another rescuer begin CPR. After a few cycles, you notice the chest compression rate is slowing. What should you say to offer constructive feedback?

Use this scenario to answer the next 2 questions: An 8-month-old infant is eating and suddenly begins to cough. The infant is unable to make any noise shortly after. You pick up the infant and shout for help. You have determined that the infant is responsive and choking with a severe airway obstruction. How do you relieve the airway obstruction?

The infant becomes unresponsive. Which action do you perform to relieve choking in an unresponsive infant?

What ratio for compressions to breaths should be used for 1-rescuer infant CPR?

When you are performing CPR on an unresponsive person whom you know is choking, what modification should you incorporate?

How can rescuers ensure that they are providing effective breaths when using a bag-mask device?

Which characteristics of chest compressions in high-quality CPR are given to a child?

Use this scenario to answer the next 2 questions: A 9-year-old child has suddenly collapsed. After confirming that the scene is safe, a single rescuer determines that the child is in cardiac arrest, shouts for nearby help, and activates the emergency response system by using his mobile device. He immediately begins performing high-quality CPR. Two additional rescuers immediately arrive to assist in the resuscitation attempt. What actions should occur next to support a team-based resuscitation attempt?

Two rescuers begin high-quality CPR while the third rescuer leaves to get the AED. What action supports 2-rescuer CPR?

While performing high-quality CPR on an adult, what action should you ensure is being accomplished?

A victim with a foreign-body airway obstruction becomes unresponsive. What is your first course of action?

"Members of the team know their boundaries and ask for help before the resuscitation attempt worsens." Match this statement with the most appropriate element of team dynamics listed.

You witness someone suddenly collapse. The person is unresponsive, you hear gasping sounds, and there is no pulse. You phone the local emergency response number. What should you do next?

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