Caries Process and Prevention Strategies: Risk Assessment
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Course Author(s): Robert V. Faller, BS

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  1. Which of the following is the definition of risk factor?
  1. When taking the patient’s medical history, why is it important to look for clues that could lead to dry mouth?
  1. ____________ is a condition that leads to dry mouth.
  1. _______________ medications are NOT usually linked to dry mouth.
  1. Why are patients undergoing radiotherapy at risk for dry mouth?
  1. How can a dental professional tell if a patient has dry mouth?
  1. From a patient’s dental history, which of the following will indicate high caries risk?
  1. What is information is not needed when collecting a patient’s dental history?
  1. During the clinical exam, which of the following is a site that is more likely to have caries?
  1. Which of the following might help a patient with cleaning carious lesions?
  1. What is the typical amount of fluoride usually formulated into toothpastes sold in the U.S.?
  1. In a patient with active lesions, how can a dentist determine what dietary factors or habits are caries culprits?
  1. Which of the following is true regarding recalling the patient after a dentist visit?
  1. Which of the following is NOT a tip that can help patients with dry mouth?
  1. ______ percent of elderly occupants in residential homes asked their caregivers to help clean their mouths?