WRITTEN EXAMINATION – 2001 RELEASED VERSIONBOOK II
9. Abrasion is most commonly seen on theA.
lingual surface of posterior teeth.B.
occlusal surface of posterior teeth.C.
facial surfaces of teeth.10. Carious lesions are most likely to develop if apatient hasA.
a high lactobacillus count.B.
saliva with low buffering capacity.C.
plaque on his teeth.D.
lactic acid in his mouth.11. The most important objective of occlusaladjustment of a natural dentition is toA.
prevent temporomandibular jointsyndrome.B.
increase the shearing action inmastication.C.
improve oral hygiene by preventingfood impaction.D.
achieve a more favorable directionand distribution of forces of occlusion.12. Dental caries is associated with1.
certain strains of streptococci.2.
certain strains of staphylococci.3.
certain strains of lactobacilli.4.
gram negative rods and certainanaerobic bacteria.A.
(1) (2) (3)B.
(1) and (3)C.
(2) and (4)D.
All of the above.13. An increase of immunoglobulins is consistentwith increased numbers of A.
plasma cells.14. In periodontics, the best prognosis for boneregeneration follows the surgical treatment of A.
one-wall infrabony pockets.C.
two-wall infrabony pockets.D.
three-wall infrabony pockets.15. The most important diagnostic element inassessing the periodontal status of a patient isA.
the results of vitality testing.B.
the radiographic appearance.C.
the depth of periodontal pockets.D.
the mobility of the teeth.16. The absence of adequate drainage in aperiodontal pocket may result inA.
increased calculus formation.17. The instrument best suited for root planing isa/anA.