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The most useful single instrument on a hygienist's tray would be the:
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To assess only the plaque of patients with teeth, which dental index would be most appropriate?
A dental hygienist is conducting an oral health education program for a nursing home staff and wishes to assess the current knowledge of the nurses. An easy, nonthreatening method of obtaining information would be to
Observe the nursing staff while they brush their own teeth.
Develop a questionnaire to be answered anonymously.
Ask the patients.
Simply observe and don't say anything.
Allow one staff member to clean a denture.
Which of the following will most likely be the cause of bleeding gums.
Age of patient.
Rate of attachment loss.
An Alabama preceptorship trained hygienist is better than a traditionally educated hygienist because:
Alabama is leading the nation in a much better way to train hygienists.
Alabama dentists are smarter than everyone else.
Alabama educators can teach much faster than those at a 2 or 4 year college.
Alabama requires an applicant to have a minimum of one year experience as an assistant.
Alabama dentists don't have to pay us as much.
During scaling a patient complains he is having pain on tooth number 2. You should:
Ask the patient to point out which tooth is number 2 and then pull it yourself.
Have the dentist look at the tooth.
Have your assistant look at the tooth.
Consider a new career.
I'm tired of cleaning teeth and wish to become an Alabama dentist. What steps should I take?
Lobby the Alabama legislature to allow hygienists to practice dentistry.
Just tell people you're a dentist and hang up a shingle.
Sign up for the Alabama dentist preceptorship program.
The best thing about Alabama hygiene preceptorship is:
We don't have to do no learnin.
I can now go practice in other states with my Alabama hygiene license and not be tested.
I get to put RDH after my name.
Nothing is good about it.
Alabama residents living near the boarder can cross over and get good dental services.
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