The sub-specialty of forensic odontology includes the following EXCEPT:
A. Dental identification.
B. Child abuse recognition and reporting in the dental practice.
C. Oral diagnosis.
D. Issues associated with dental malpractice.
Disaster victim identification involves ________________.
A. an ante-mortem team charged with deciphering the ante-mortem dental record
B. dual confirmation of all positive dental identifications
C. post-mortem dental teams at the scene of the incident and in the temporary morgue
D. the creation of an ante-mortem and post-mortem dental chart
E. All of the above.
The dental chart ________________.
A. can be updated by changing an errant entry
B. altered to remove unfavorable comments about a patient
C. belongs to the patient and the dental practice is the custodian
D. cannot be used in a court of law in a dental personal injury case
The most commonly practiced section of forensic odontology is ________________.
A. dental age assessment
B. disaster victim dental identification
C. identification of human dental remains
D. expert opinions in dental personal injury cases
The dental standard of care includes the following EXCEPT:
A. Review of the medical history of the patient.
B. Treatment planning complex care when basic restorative treatment can be used.
C. Informed consent by the patient to pursue treatment.
D. Appropriate post-treatment care.
Positive scientific identification of human remains can be made by ________________.
A. clothing color
C. wallet found with remains
Which of the following precludes a positive dental identification?
A. Unexplainable discrepancy in the ante-mortem dental record when compared with the remains.
B. Presence of pulp stones in ante-mortem and post-mortem radiographs of the same tooth.
C. Dental caries in the mandibular left second premolar in the ante-mortem chart and a restoration in the mandibular left second premolar in the post-mortem radiograph.
D. Ante-mortem dental chart indicates lower second premolars extracted for orthodontic treatment and post-mortem dental charting shows lower first premolars missing.
Culturally, the single most important reason for the identification of human remains is ________________.
A. execution of wills
B. collection on life insurance policies
C. closure for the loved ones of the decedent
D. criminal prosecution for non-accidental death
Which of the following is the best way to minimize a potential dental malpractice case?
A. Change the dental chart in a way that creates deniability for the treatment in question.
B. Good patient communication throughout treatment.
C. Not charge the patient for the treatment in question.
D. Tell the patient what treatment is going to be done without their participation in the treatment planning.
In mass disaster incidents, a computer program ________________.
A. can identify victim remains by matching an ante-mortem and post-mortem dental record
B. is routinely used in disasters with less than 30 victims
C. is an asset in managing large databases of ante-mortem and post-mortem records
D. must be able to import dental radiographs