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What are four RDA general duties
- 1- mouth mirror inspection
- 2-charting of obvious lesions
- 3-charting missing teeth
- 4-placement and removal of temp sedative dressing
what are four direct duties of RDA
- 1-removing sutures
- 2-checking ligature ties
- 3-test pulp vitality
- 4-applying topical flouride
what are four general duties of RDH
- 1-root planing
- 2-polishing and contour restoration
- 3-oral exfoliative cytology
- 4-apply pit and fissure sealants
what are four direct supervisions for RDH
- 1-periodontal soft tissue curettage
- 2-administration of local anesthetic/oral cavity
- 3-administration of nitrous oxide and O2 when used as an analgesic
- 4-apply antimicrobials and antibiotics subgingivally
What are the function of DDS-doctor of dental surgery
- 1-diagnosis and treatment planning
- 2-surgical or cutting procedures on hard or soft tissue
- 3-prescription of medicines
- 4-placement, condensation, carving or removal of permanent restorations
- 4-irrigation and medication of canals, try in cones
- 5-administration of injectable and/or general anesthesia (I.V. sedation)
what is the professional role of DH
- 6-health care provider
what are the educational requirements to become a DH?
1-two years of undergraduate liberal arts and DH prerequisites
2-complete 2 year of DH education
3-eligible for licensure
4-associate degree awarded
what does the Dental Board of California do?
Issue, deny, suspend or revoke license to DDS, RDA and RDA with extended functions
what does the Dental Hygiene Committee of California do?
issue, renew and revoke licenses, develop and administer examinations. Adopt regulation, determine fees and continuing education requirements for all hygiene catergories
what is the difference between law and ethics?
laws are used to settle issues via courts, laws are very specific, laws set a minimum standard.
ethics are subject to individual interpretation as right or wrong, they rely on the conscience of the professional.
what is an antibody?
a protein created by the body to destroy an antigen
what is an antigen?
any substance that is capable of inducing an immune response
what is a blood borne pathogen?
microorganisms present in human blood, capable of causing a disease in humans such as HIV and HBV
what is CDC?
Center for disease control and prevention. a federal agency that studies and tracks worldwide diseases
a germicide which is inactivates virtually all pathogens but not their form
Environmental protection agency. a federal agency that regulates the use and disposal of waste that affect the environment
An inflammation of the liver.
Hepatitis A and E are spread by contamination of food and water
Hepatitis B,C, and D are blood borne
Human Immunodeficiency Virus which causes AIDS. HIV is not high risk virus because advent of Universal Precautions
Occupational Safety and Health Administration. A federal agency whose standard must be met by specific private sector employers
The piercing of mucous membrane or skin via needlesticks, bites, cuts or abrasion
the process of destroying all microbial life, including endospores
Define Standard Precautions
the approach to infection control that treats blood and bodily fluids as if they were were contaminated by HIV or HBV
an infectious disease caused by mycobacterium tuberculosis, it affects the lungs but are often found in other organs
Define Ultrasonic Cleaner
a machine used to pre-clean instruments prior to sterilization
a suspension of whole or fraction of bacteria/viruses rendered non pathogenic to induce immunity
a pathogen characterized by a lack of independent metabolism and by the ability to replicate only within the living cells of host
define infectious agent
an organism or pathogens that can cause disease
a person who has the infectious agent
what are the 7 modes of disease transmission?
- 1-Direct contact
- 2-Indirect contact
- 5-water borne
- 6-Exit portals, exits of infection from carrier
- 7-Entry Portals, infection entries to body
true or false?
all methods of sterilization must be checked with chemical, biological indicators once a week and sent into lab to determine if machines are working correctly
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