September 2004 Paper 1

1. In the preparation of Premolar class I cavity what is the best way of getting
retention,
A. Slightly done undercut of the mesial and distal walls
B. ÷Slightly done undercut of the buccal and lingual walls
C. The convergence of the cavity walls
2. In respect to Class V
A. it occurs on the buccal groove (fissure)
B. it occurs on the lingual groove (fissure)
C. ÷it is a result of bad oral hygiene
3. After the placement of a class I amalgam the patient comes back to you
complaining of pain on masticating and biting; what is the first thing you
would look at,
A. Occlusal height
B. ÷Contacts areas
4. Child comes to your clinic with a fractured incisor 3 mm super-gingival,
how would you treat the case,
A. ÷Formocretasol pulpotomy
B. Calcium hydroxide pulpotomy
C. Pulpectomy
D. Direct capping
E. Indirect capping
5. What is Ante’s Law about,
A. The relation between the span of the bridge and the poetics
B. The periodontal area of the abutment teeth
C. ÷The relation between the length of the root and the abutment.
6. What is the best way to cement Maryland bridge,
A. GIC
B. ÷Resin
C. High compression restorative resin
D. Zinc Phosphate cement
E. Oxide Zinc and eugenol
7. The ideal length of core in the fabrication of crown and core of
endodontically treated tooth is,
A. 1.5 of crown length
B. The length of the crown
C. ÷2/3 tooth/root length
D. ½ root length
8. If aesthetic is not a concern what is the first thing to do to treat soreness
under dentures,
A. ÷Take the denture off for a week
B. Rinse the denture in nystatin
C. Apply tissue conditioner
9. While you finishing a class I cavity, the enamel is sound but you noticed in
the dentine and on the Dento-enamel junction a brown line, what is your
response,
A. You leave it and complete the final restoration
B. ÷You extend you preparation and clean it
C. You apply a cover of varnish
10. Dental caries of the proximal surfaces are usually start at,
A. Somewhere between the ridge and the contact area
B. ÷Just gingival to contact areas
C. Just about the gingival margin
11. What is the property of high copper amalgam
A. ÷Reduced physical creep
B. Higher retention
12. In regards to colours what is Chroma stands for,
A. ÷Degree of saturation of hue
B. Brightness
C. Value
D. Contrast
13. Frankfort plane extends from,
A. horizontally from Sella to nasion
B. Sagittal from ….
C. ÷Horizontally from point on superior aspect of external auditory meatus to
orbitale
14. Which of the following local anaesthetic is indicated in case of the need to
long acting one after a surgical operation,
A. Lidocaine
B. Mepivacaine
C. ÷Bupivacaine (Marcaine)
15. In respect to Lidocaine 2% with 1:100000 vasoconstrictor,
A. ÷The toxic threshold is 22ml
B. 8.8 ml is the maximum you can give in one session
16. Which one of this restorative method will be LEAST compromised by a core,
A. Amalgam
B. Composite
C. GIC
D. ÷Cast gold
17. In preparing a very small proximal amalgam cavity on a molar tooth what
would consider,
A. Extend the cavity to the gingival margin
B. Extend the cavity beyond the contacts areas
C. Achieve at least 2mm in dentine
D. ÷Extend cavity iust beyond dento enamel iunction
18. What is true about partial dentures,
A. ÷They cause an immediate changes in the oral plaque behaviour
B. Night wearing of dentures reduces plaque accumulation
C. Relieving the gingival area reduces the gingival enlargement.
19. The biting load of denture base to tissues compared to teeth are,
A. Ten times more
B. ÷Ten times less
C. Equal
20. Compound is,
A. Very accurate compression material
B. ÷Thermoplastic material
21. the different between normal stone and the dye stone is,
A. ÷In the particles size
B. The amount of water
22. What sort of reaction happens in the GIC restorations,
A. ÷Acid Base reaction
23. A patient comes to you with medium pain of tooth filled with Composite
resin as a result of cold or hot drinks, what your initial management will be,
A. Remove the restorative material and start an Endontic treatment
B. ÷Remove the restorative material and place a sedative temporary material
C. Place a coat of bonding material on the old composite
24. Throbbing pain increases with heat and cold stimuli, the MOST probable
diagnosis is,
A. Cyst
B. Occlusal trauma
C. ÷Advanced pulpitis
25. In making your custom trays which of the following is true,
A. A uniform thickness is required
B. ÷ PerIoration is better
C. Only adhesive is better than perforation
26. The beam that leaves the target is called,
A. The primary X-ray
B. The electrons
C. The secondary rays
D. ÷X-rays photons
27. The most common cause of caries in children is,
A. Soft diet
B. ÷High intake of carbohydrate
C. Poor oral hygiene
28. The best storage media for avulsed tooth is,
A. Saline
B. ÷Milk
C. Water
D. Saliva
29. An occlusal approaching clasp TIP,
A. Should occupy a predetermined undercut
B. ÷Contact the tooth under the survey line
C. Rigid
30. In the construction of partial denture the surveyor is not used to,
A. ÷ Contour the wax as part of the fabrication of the working cast
B. Locate the guide planes
C. Determine the location of indirect retainers
D. Identify any undesirable undercuts
31. The advantage of the silicone in soft relining material over ….. rubber is,
A. Retains high flow
B. Prevents the colonization of Candida albicans
C. ÷Resilient in long run
D. Better bond strength
32. The main purpose of finishing the enamel walls is,
A. ÷ Remove loose enamel rods
B. Provide a better surface for the adoption of restorative material
33. A female patient comes to you complaining of persistent pain in heavily
restored central incisor; you suspect pulpitis and you have been told that she
is in transit leaving by plane next day. Your treatment will be,
A. Remove filling and place a sedative dressings
B. ÷ Pulp extirpation and obturate with Ledermix dressings
C. Prescribe analgesics and systemic antibiotic
34. which of the following is true regarding TMJ dysfunction,
A. It is always due to arthritis, should be treated with NSAIDS before attempting
surgery
B. ÷ Raising bite increases the space in the ioint and should be attempted beIore
surgery
C. It is mostly due to the medial movement of the condylar head over the glenoid
fossa
35. the location of Class V is in,
A. The buccal pit /fissure/
B. The occlusal surface
C. ÷ The cervical third
36. Occlusal cavity with extension of the buccal fissure is classified as,
A. Class II
B. Class III
C. ÷ Class I
37. Which of the following does not affect the elasticity of retentive clasp?
A. Length of the arm
B. The cross section shape
C. The material used
D. ÷The undercut area
38. Following calcium hydroxide pulpotomy, the dentist would expect dentine
bridge to form at,
A. The exact level of amputation
B. ÷ Level some where below the amputation
C. Half way between amputation and apex
D. At the apical region of the tooth
39. In the construction of a full veneer gold crown, future recession of gingival
tissue can be prevented or at least minimised by,
A. Extension of the crown 1 mm under the gingival crevice
B. ÷Reproduction of normal tooth incline in the gingival one third of the crown
C. Slight over contouring of the tooth in the gingival one fifth of the crown
D. Slight under contouring of the tooth in the gingival one fifth of the crown
40. A partial denture that seats on the master cast but fails to seat correctly in
the mouth is a result of,
A. Contraction of the metal framework during casting
B. Insufficient expansion of the investment material
C. ÷Distortion oI impression
D. Failure to block out unwanted undercuts
41. Which of the following muscles may affect the borders of mandibular
complete denture?
A. Mentalis
B. Lateral pterygoid
C. ÷Orbicularis oris
D. Levator oris
E. Temporalis
42. Jaw relations for edentulous patient have been established. The maxillary
cast has been mounted on the articulator without face-bow and you decided
to increase the occlusal vertical dimension by 4 mm. this will necessitate,
A. Opening the articulator 4 mm
B. ÷A new centric relation record
C. Changes in the condylar guide settings
D. Increase in the vertical dimension
43. What is correct in regards to high copper amalgam,
A. Reacts and strengthens the amalgam by its dispersion properties
B. ÷Reacts to Iorm copper-tin phase thereby eliminating the tin-mercury phase
C. Reacts to form copper-silver phase thereby eliminating the silver mercury
phase
D. Reacts and strengthens the amalgam by its grain diffusion
44. What is the best way to get optimum adoption of ceramic to metal,
A. ÷Slow firing
B. High compression
45. What is the main purpose of using corticosteroids in pulpal obturation
material?
A. For their antibiotic action
B. ÷For their antiinflammatory action
C. To relief pulp pressure
46. Which of the following statements is incorrect regarding Smoker’s
Keratosis?
A. Typically affects the hard palate
B. Minor mucous glands are swollen with red orifices
C. ÷There is a little regression if smoking is stopped

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