People's Health: An Introduction

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Question 1
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Which of the following statements differentiates dental public health from the private practice of dentistry?

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A

Dental public health is funded by the government, but private practice is not.

B

Dental public health is the form of dental practice that serves the community as the patient rather than the individual.

C

Dental public health does not concern assessment of treatment needs as does private practice.

D

Dental public health is concerned solely with prevention rather than treatment of disease.

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Question 2
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Which of the following terms refers to the effort that is organized by society to protect, promote, and restore the health and quality of life?

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A

Class structure

B

Population demographics

C

Social stratification

D

Public health

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Question 3
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Public health problems must meet the criteria that they are a condition or situation that is a widespread actual or potential cause of morbidity or mortality and that:

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A

they have been proven a valid concern by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

B

funding to treat or cure the condition is not available at the local or state level.

C

they do not qualify for treatment as an orphan drug.

D

there is an existing perception that the condition is a public health problem on the part of the public, the government, or public health authorities.

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Question 4
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Which of the following is a public health problem rather than a public health solution?

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A

Immunizations

B

Fluoridation of drinking water

C

Chronic diseases of the expanding population of older adults

D

Seat belts and air bags

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Question 5
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Which of the following represents one of the characteristics of public health solutions?

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A

A long implementation period demonstrates conscientious planning.

B

Potency should be maintained for a short time in the event that problems require retooling.

C

Socioeconomic status should limit distribution to those who can most easily carry the cost burden.

D

They should be effective immediately upon application.

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Question 6
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Which of the following dental treatment modalities meets all seven characteristics of public health solutions needed to be considered an effective treatment for dental decay?

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A
Glass ionomer restorative material
B
Stainless steel crown
C
Community water fluoridation
D
Dental amalgam
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Question 7
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Community water fluoridation:

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A
reaches all people, regardless of socioeconomic status.
B
requires several years of application before positive effects can be measured.
C
proves to be more of a financial burden than restorative treatment.
D
only meets five of the seven characteristics considered to be an effective solution to the problem of dental decay.
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Question 8
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Which of the following best describes the prevalence of dental disease as a dental health problem?

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A
Highest among older adults
B
80% in children aged 2-11
C
Highest in 13- to 19-year-olds
D
Universal
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Question 9
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What percentage of adults experience some form of facial pain?

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A
25%
B
40%
C
60%
D
80%
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Question 10
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What impact has fluoridated drinking water had on the rate of dental decay?

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A
Very little or no reduction
B
A slight reduction
C
A significant reduction
D
A slight increase
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Question 11
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Which of the following components in a public health plan correlate to those in a private practice setting?

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A
Examination, analysis, treatment planning, appraisal
B
Survey, analysis, implementation, funding
C
Survey, diagnosis, implementation, patient evaluation
D
Diagnosis program planning, implementation, fee payment
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Question 12
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Which public health component is equivalent to diagnosis in private practice?

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A
Survey
B
Analysis
C
Program planning
D
Program evaluation
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Question 13
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The federal government's role in participating in dental health-related activities falls under the jurisdiction of which of the following?

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A
Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
B
Department of the Interior (DOI)
C
Institute of Medicine (IOM)
D
Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors (ASTDD)
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Question 14
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Which of the following organizations published Healthy People 2020?

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A
World Health Organization (WHO)
B
Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors (ASTDD)
C
Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
D
National Oral Health Surveillance System (NOHSS)
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Question 15
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is an operating agency under which of the following?

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A
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
B
Public Health Service (PHS)
C
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
D
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
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Question 16
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Fewer data have been collected to determine oral health needs in recent years because of which of the following?

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A
Needs have not changed since the early 1970s.
B
There has been a decline in funding at all levels.
C
All goals established in the year 2000 have been met.
D
Societal stratification has made it difficult to gather useful information.
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Question 17
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According to the plan, the next version of Healthy People 2020 will be Healthy People to be released in which year?

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A
2021
B
2023
C
2025
D
2030
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Question 18
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What three core public health functions were identified in an Institute of Medicine (IOM) report in 1998?

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Determination, analysis, recapitulation
B
Assessment, policy development, assurance
C
Delineation, program development, analysis
D
Stratification, process, modification
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Question 19
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Which of the following was listed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as one of the 10 greatest public health accomplishments of the twentieth century?

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A
Reduction in edentulism of Americans older than 65 years of age from 25% to less than 5%
B
Fluoride in drinking water
C
Dental sealants to prevent decay in pits and fissures
D
Advances in the treatment of adult periodontitis
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Question 20
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Dentists become recognized specialists in the field of dental public health through specialty certification with the American Board of Dental Health. In most states, dental hygienists have no required formal or specialty education.

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A
Both answers are true.
B
Both answers are false.
C
The first answer is true; the second answer is false.
D
The first answer is false; the second answer is true.
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