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Paul’s mini quiz Number 3
2020-21 Study Group Meeting 3 - Quiz
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Which of the following is NOT a “red flag” sign for sepsis?
Breathing rate > 25/min
Heart rate > 130 bpm
No urine passed in 18 hours
Increased systolic blood pressure
Which of the following can NOT be carried out by a dental nurse?
Removing sutures (after the wound has been checked by a dentist)
Applying fluoride varnish
A patient attends with an acute dental abscess. There is a facial swelling evident, the patient feels slightly feverish and there is tenderness of the submandibular node. The patient has an allergy to penicillin and is taking statins. Which of the following is the most appropriate?
Clarithromycin 250mg 2x daily for 5 days
Metronidazole 200mg 3x daily for 5 days
Azithromycin 500mg 1x daily for 2-3 days
Metronidazole 400mg 3x daily for 5 days
Co-amoxiclav 250/125mg 3x daily for 5 days
A 7 year-old regular attender visits for your practice for her routine examination. There is no history of caries, oral hygiene is good and bitewing radiographs reveal no pathology. When do you repeat the bitewings?
Which of the following CAN be carried out by a hygienist?
Restoring deciduous teeth
Extraction of deciduous teeth
Adjusting unrestored teeth
Providing tooth whitening direct to patients
What is the risk of a 30-year old developing a fatal malignancy from a single bitewing exposure?
1 in 500,000
1 in 1,000,000
1 in 10,000,000
1 in 100,000,000
1 in 1 billion
A fit and healthy 16-year old attends your practice. She says she is very unhappy with the colour of her teeth and requests tooth whitening. Her mouth is unrestored but the shade of her teeth is VITA B3. What do you do?
Proceed with tooth whitening, as the patient is able to consent herself
Explain that, legally, the patient will have to wait until she is eighteen. At eighteen, you will be happy to carry out the whitening
Notify your indemnity organisation, and proceed with the whitening
Explain that, legally, the patient will have to wait until she is eighteen, but offer to provide porcelain veneers instead
A healthy adult patient attends complaining of mouth ulcers. On examination there are ulcers on the dorsum of the tongue and soft palate. The ulcers are 2cm in diameter, and have been present for 3 weeks. There is evidence of scarring from previous episodes. The patient reports no other problems. What is the likely diagnosis?
Which of the following are NOT associated with delayed eruption of teeth?
Which of the following is NOT a relative contraindication to tooth whitening/bleaching?
Severe labial erosion
Which of the following is true?
The absorbed dose is measured in Sieverts (Sv)
Dental radiography MUST NOT be carried out during pregnancy
A grade 2 radiographic film will require a retake
Collimators increase the area of skin irradiated
X-rays are a short wavelength, high frequency type of electromagnetic radiation
Which of the following is NOT part of the professional duty of candour? “When something goes wrong, you must ... "
Tell the patient
Apologise to the patient
Offer an appropriate remedy or support to put matters right
Explain fully the short & long-term effects of what has happened
Report the incident to the National Reporting and Learning System