TEST PREVIEW

  1. Amalgam restorations contain a mixture of which of the following materials? Select the best choice.
  1. In early times, mercury was called _______________.
  1. Dental amalgam has been a preferred material because of its _______________.
  1. According to the California Dental Association, mercury toxicity is determined by all of the following EXCEPT which one?
  1. The introduction of the amalgam filling material to the United States occurred in which of the following years according to an ADA timeline.
  1. The European Level Guidance recommends the use of _______________ restorations in posterior teeth when possible.
  1. A major factor cited for the consideration of amalgam in posterior teeth by European countries is due to which organization?
  1. Amalgam usage is banned in which of the following countries?
  1. Some countries have restrictions on the use of amalgam in certain patients. Which of the following is the correct list of considerations?
  1. A primary target in Hgo exposure in children is:
  1. The states mentioned in this CE that require brochures and pamphlets stating the advantages and disadvantages of both amalgam and resin restorations is which of the following:
  1. Which of the following is not considered a reason for replacing amalgam restorations?
  1. Sensitivity to a metal such as amalgam may be mistaken for which of the following?
  1. The Canadian Medical Association suggests that patients who are concerned about mercury and considering removal of their restorations, be asked some key questions: Which is the most appropriate question (s) that you would want to ask?
  1. All exposure to mercury is cumulative whether elemental or methlymercury.
  1. Khwaja et al. 2016 suggests that there should be an increase in what area?
  1. Many offices have stopped using amalgam because of:
  1. Patients with oral lichen planus may have more dental amalgams than other groups because:
  1. The FDA in 2015 suggests that the neurological systems of fetuses and young children may be more sensitive to the neurotoxic effects of mercury vapor.
  1. High levels of methylmercury may be found in which of the following fish?
  1. Both methlymercury and elemental mercury are cumulative and can pass the blood brain barrier.
  1. Amalgam separators must be properly installed by which date?
  1. The United States, Finland, Australia, Sweden are cited as having adopted the use of resin composites in the posterior teeth. Which other country should also be added to this list?
  1. When removing amalgam restorations, a rubber dam _______________.
  1. Patients whose clothing is not adequately covered during amalgam removal may bring amalgam material on their clothing home to family members, the community and be exposed themselves to this residue.
  1. After the 1970’s, a metal component used in mercury alloy was increased. Which of the following was increased?
  1. The major problem (s) with removal of amalgam is which of the following?