Module 4: Prevention of Oral Disease
Special Care- Prevention of Oral Disease

Module 4 Post-Test Self-Assessment

  1. Which type of fluoride contributes to the prevention of dental caries?
    1. Topical fluorides.
    2. Systemic fluorides.
    3. All of the above.

  2. Which of the following statements is true?
    1. Fluoride rinses are generally not recommended for children.
    2. Fluoride rinses should be used once a day.
    3. Fluoride rinses should be used only for children ages 3 and older.
    4. Fluoride rinses may be combined with silver diamine fluoride to arrest active carious lesions.

  3. Which of the following statements about antimicrobials is not correct?
    1. Oral antimicrobial rinses are generally recommended for children who cannot swish and spit.
    2. Chlorhexidine has been used widely in other countries to prevent dental caries and periodontal diseases in people with special health care needs.
    3. Products containing xylitol are not appropriate for children under age 3.
    4. Children with aggressive periodontal diseases may require adjunctive antimicrobial therapy in conjunction with localized mechanical debridement.

  4. Which of the following statements about dental sealants is not correct?
    1. Dental sealants are a safe and effective way to prevent tooth decay in occlusal surfaces.
    2. Children who excessively grind their teeth are good candidates for dental sealants because of the flattened occlusal surfaces.
    3. When using glass ionomer sealants, there is no need to maintain a dry field during the application process.

  5. Which statement about scaling is not correct?
    1. For some CSHCN who develop calculus, scaling with hand or power instruments may be needed.
    2. Careful suctioning is required to prevent aspiration of water or fragments of calculus.
    3. If plaque is heavy, a rubber cup prophylaxis may be useful to remove the debris or stain.
    4. Routine use of rubber prophylaxis is recommended for general plaque removal in young children.