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  1. Describe the examination and diagnostic techniques used for patient assesment
    • 1.Extraoral & intraoral Photgraphy (expanded function):
    • -redying your camera
    • -redying your patient
    • -Taking photographs
    • 2.Soft Tissue Examination (expanded function)
    • -patient preparation
    • -extraoral features
    • -cervical lymph nodes
    • -temporomandibular joint
    • -indications of oral habits
    • -interior of lips
    • -oral mucosa & tongue
    • -floor of mouth
  2. Discuss the role of the assistant in the clinical examination of a patient
    • -Escort the patient to the clinical area for examination process
    • -Follow routine protocol for procedure
    • -Sit patient, draped with patient "napkin" & positon for dentist to begin examination
  3. List the six classifications of Black's classifiations of cavities
    • -Class I: Decay diagnosed in pits & fissures of occlusal surfaces of molars and premolars
    • -Class II: On proximal (mesial & distal) surfaces of premolars & molars.
    • -Class III: Proximal surfaces of incisors & canines
    • -Class IV: Proximal surfaces of incisors & canines
    • -Class V: Gingival third of facial or lingual surface of tooth.
    • -Class VI: Incisal edges of anterior teeth & cusp tips of posterior teeth.
  4. Differentiate between an anatomic and a geometric diagram for charting
    • -Anatomic are illustrations that resemble actual crown & root of tooth.
    • -Geometric- a circle represents a tooth.
  5. differentiate between red and black for color-coding a charted diagram.
    • -Red: used for existing problems
    • -Black: Teratment that has been completed
  6. Describe the pocket depth and probing index of the gingival tissues, and explain how they should be recorded.
    A periodontal probe is used to measure the sulcus and its marked with red.
  7. describe the need for a soft tissue examination.
    • It requires the use of visual assesment & palpation.
    • To detect any abnormalities in head, neck area of patient.
  8. Discuss the importance of a treatment plan.
    To have available the diagnostic tool used to present the case. Dentist should have readied patinet chart, radiographs, diagnostic casts, treatment plans.
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