Careers In Public Health For The Dental Hygienist

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Question 1
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Which of the following is the number of years a dental hygiene curriculum has been in existence?

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A

25

B

50

C

75

D

100

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Question 2
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Which of the following represents the correct rank order, starting with the lowest advanced degree that a dental hygienist working in public health may attain?

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A

Master's degree, Associate's degree or certificate, Doctorate degree, Bachelor's degree

B

Associate's degree or certificate, Master's degree, Bachelor's degree, Doctorate degree

C

Associate's degree or certificate, Bachelor's degree, Master's degree, Doctorate degree

D

Bachelor's degree, Associate's degree or certificate, Master's degree, Doctorate degree

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Question 3
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In private practice, the individual patient is your focus; in public health, your patient is which of the following?

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A

Legislature

B

Community

C

Colleague

D

Department of Social Services

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Question 4
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According to a national report (Oral Health in America), the Surgeon General revealed which of the following type of disparity among specific groups in oral health status and access to dental care?

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A

Negligible

B

Slight

C

Moderate

D

Profound

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Question 5
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At the 2009 Access to Dental Care Summit, the American Dental Association (ADA) listed which of the following along with nationwide evaluation, standards, and regulations as a long-term strategy for improving access to dental care for underserved populations?

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A

Expansion and distribution of a well-trained workforce

B

Construction of a network of community centers similar to the VA'shospitals

C

Fluoridation of salt

D

Expansion in both the number and size of existing dental schools

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Question 6
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One of the guiding principles for creating access to oral health care through legislation and policy development is to encourage which of the following?

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A
Restriction of funding for dental services
B
Increasing the scope of dental hygienists' duties
C
Compliance with repayment of educational loans
D
Elimination of dental benefits through existing public insurance programs
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Question 7
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Public health settings are categorized as which of the following types of practice settings?

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A
Expanded
B
Modified
C
Alternative
D
Distributive
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Question 8
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Which of the following is an example of primary prevention?

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A
An amalgam restoration
B
Dentures
C
Dental prophylaxis
D
Implants
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Question 9
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Which of the following is one solution to the access to care problem adopted by many states?

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A
Opened new dental hygiene programs
B
Increased funding to construct new community treatment facilities
C
Changed restrictive dental practice acts
D
Supported the development of new mass transit systems
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Question 10
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In the state of Washington, a dental hygienist may practice unsupervised in hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies, group homes, state institutions, and public health facilities provided the hygienist meets the requirements of clinical experience and which of the following?

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A
Files a treatment plan with the Washington State Department of Public Health
B
Refers to the dentist for treatment
C
Meets all infection control requirements
D
Passes an examination administered by the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB)
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Question 11
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In addition to the dentist and dental hygienist workforce numbers, which of the following is useful in determining professional shortage areas?

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A
Number of dental assistants
B
Number of recent graduates
C
Percentage of water fluoridation
D
Population size
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Question 12
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Which of the following is a term for a clinical medical professional who provides patient care under the supervision of a physician?

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A
Midlevel provider
B
Adjunct provider
C
Ancillary provider
D
Apprentice provider
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Question 13
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Which of the following is true of a midlevel provider workforce model?

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A
Midlevel providers work independent of medical supervision.
B
This model fills an unmet need, but at a higher cost.
C
Applications in dentistry include oral health care for underserved populations.
D
This model is associated with higher cost with lower quality care.
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Question 14
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Which of the following groups of people is most vulnerable to the burden of oral disease?

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A
Immigrants
B
Elderly people
C
Nonnative speakers of English
D
Minority children from families with moderate incomes
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Question 15
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Which of the following indicates the number of countries worldwide that have developed dental therapist programs to meet the dental needs of the people in their countries?

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A
<10
B
<30
C
>50
D
>70
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Question 16
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Although the services provided by dental therapists vary from country to country, most include preventive measures, emergency treatment, and which of the following?

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A
Surgical extractions
B
Basic restorative procedures
C
Dental implants
D
Root canals
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Question 17
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The supervision status of a dental therapist providing preventive procedures, emergency care, and basic restorative procedures in Alaska is which of the following?

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A
Work under direct supervision
B
Work under general supervision
C
Work under assignment
D
Do not require supervision
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Question 18
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Which of the following models of health care delivery was proposed by the American Dental Association (ADA)?

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A
Dental health aide therapist (DHAT)
B
Community dental health coordinator (CDHC)
C
Advanced dental hygiene practitioner (ADHP)
D
Advanced dental therapist (ADT)
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Question 19
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The length of a training program for a community dental health coordinator (CDHC) is which of the following?

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A
12-month training program with a 6-month internship
B
24-month training program with a 6-month internship
C
12-month training program with no internship
D
24-month training program with no internship
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Question 20
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Which of the following credentials will allow dental hygienists to provide diagnostic, preventive, restorative, and therapeutic services directly to the public without supervision by a dentist?

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A
Dental therapist (DT)
B
Community dental health coordinator (CDHC)
C
Dental health aide therapist (DHAT)
D
Advanced dental hygiene practitioner (ADHP)
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