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Cornerstone of dental arch
Cuspid (aka Canine)
Space between adjacent teeth
Name of the area where adjacent teeth physically touch
Triangular space between adjacent teeth
Junction of 2 tooth surfaces
Which 1/3 portion of a tooth surface is positioned toward the end of the root?
1/3Term for position of teeth during chewing
Technical term for Class III Occlusion
Class I occlusion
Name of the curve of the occlusal plane
Curve of Spee
Anterior teeth in permanent dentition
Permanent tooth that replaces primary tooth of the same type
Rounded raised area on cervical 3rd of the lingual surface of anterior teeth
What feature do newly erupted central and lateral incisors have on their incisal ridge
What are the longest teeth in the permanent dentition?
Cuspids (aka Canines)
What teeth are the smallest in permanent dentition?
Mandibular Central Incisors
What is the name for the developmental horizontal lines on anterior teeth?
What feature borders the occlusal table of a posterior tooth?
What is the pinpoint depression where 2 or more grooves meet?
What teeth are frequently extracted as part of ortho treatment?
What occlusal form does the mandibular 2nd premolar resemble?
2 cusps and 3 cusps
Division of 3 roots
What term is given to a tooth that does not replace a primary tooth?\
What is the name of the 5th cusp on a maxillary 1st molar?
Cusp of Carabelli
How many roots do mandibular molars have?
What teeth are referred to as the wisdom teeth?
How dense is the enamel covering on a primary tooth?
What method of identification is used in the universal/national system for the primary dentiton?
Which primary tooth has an H-shaped groove pattern on its occlusal surface?
Maxillary 1st molar
Which primary tooth is the largest?
What are 4 reasons why a patient would seek dental care?
New patient, emergencies, consultation, returning patient
What charting symbol indicates a tooth that is not visable in the mouth?
a circle around the tooth and an X through the tooth
Intraoral imaging is similar to what?
Which of Black's Classifcations of cavities could involve premolars and molars?
I & II
Which classifications of cavities can involve incisors?
I, III, IV
Which number exhibits extreme mobility?
The cervical lymph nodes are examined for what?
Swelling and tenderness
To avoid triggering the gag reflex during soft tissue examination the mouth mirror can be what?
warmed before placing in mouth
To exam the tongue a ___________ is used to gently pull it forward.
2X2 gauze pad
The abbreviation PFM stands for
Porcelin fused to mental
- Class I - Decay in the pits & fissures.
- Class II - Decay interproximally.
- Class III - Decay interproximally on anterior teeth.
- Class IV - Class III involving the incicsal edge.
- Class V - Decay in gingival 3rd of the facial or lingual surface of any tooth.
Primary Eruption/Exfoliation Maxillary
- Centrals 6-10 Mo, 6-7 yrs
- Laterals 7-10 Mo, 7-8 Yrs
- Canines 16-22 Mo, 9-12 Yrs
- 1st molar 12-18 mo, 9-11 yrs
- 2nd Molar 20-32 Mo, 10-12 Yrs
Permanent Eruption Maxillary
- Centrals 7-8yrs
- Laterals 8-9yrs
- Canines 11-12 yrs
- 1st premolar 10-11 yrs
- 2nd premolar 10-12 yrs
- 1st Molar 6-7 yrs
- 2nd Molar 12-13 yrs
Permanent Eruption Mandibular
- Centrals 6-7yrs
- Laterals 7-8yrs
- Canines 9-10yrs
- 1st premolar 10-11yrs
- 2nd premolar 12-13yrs
- 1st Molar 6-7yrs
- 2nd Molar 11-13yrs
Facial/Labial, Buccal, Lingual, Occlusal, Incisal edge, Mesial, Distal.
Centric Occlusion (normal occlusion), Functional Occlusion (contact of teeth during biting/chewing), Malocclusion (abnormal or malpositioned relationships between Maxillary&Mandibular).
Angles Classification of Malocclusion
- Class I - Neutroclussion (normal)
- Class II - Distoclussion (overbite)
- Class III - Mesioclussion (underbite)
- Universal/National (numeric/alpha system most commonly used)
- ISO - International numbering systemPalmer - Divided by quadrant
From centrals to canines
premolars to molars
major elevations on masticatory surface of canines and posterior teeth
wide, shallow depressionson lingual surface of anterior teeth.
Chart color codes
- Red - needs to be done
- Blue/Black - already done
What are these Abbreviations?M, O, D, B, L, F, I
Mesial, Occlusal, Distal, Buccal, Lingual, Facial, Incisal
Types of TX plans
- Level I - Emergency Care
- Level II - Standard Care
- Level III - Optimum Care
Exam & Diagnostic Techniques
Visual evaluation, Palpation, instrumentation, radiography, intra-oral imaging,& photography