Practice Paper 3 (60 Questions) - NEWThis is a paper to test your skills and knowledge, there are 60 questions and a time limit of 90 minutes just like the exam. We can not confirm that the wording of the exam and questions will be the same as the practice paper.
1. Bacterial plaque has been linked to the development of both dental caries and the onset of periodontal diease. which one of the following describes the role of plaque in caries formation rather than periodontal disease?
Angina, Asthma, Diabetes, Epilepsy,
2. An important duty of the dental nurse on a day to day basis is to assist in, or manage the processes in place to control contamination of equipment and instruments. Which one of the following methods is used to kill all microorganisms and spores to produce asepsis?
ABC, BLS, CPR, DRABC,
3. A patient attends the surgery following an unsuccessful repeat root filling of the upper left central incisor. A radiograph shows a distinct periapical area associated with the tooth, but the patient does not want an extraction performed. Which one of the following procedures is carried out to resolve the problem?
4%25, 8%25, 12%25, 16%25,
4. An oral-antral fistula is most likely to develop following the attempted extraction of -
Duodenal ulcer, Gallstones, Kidney stones, Liver disease,
5. Saliva is the watery fluid secreted by the salivary glands that is naturally present in the healthy oral cavity. Which one of the following constituents of saliva is involved in calculus formation?
Enzymes, Immunoglobulins, inorganic components, Leucocytes,
6. It is important for all clinically active dental personnel to be vaccinated against a range of infectious diseases before working in the surgery environment. which one of the following diseases is caused by a blood-borne virus that can be spread by innoculation injuries and bites and which increases the risk of liver cancer in the infected with it?
Bone Marrow, Liver, Spleen, Cartilage,
7. When assessing the level of responsiveness of a casualty during a medical emergency, the scale of consiousness of the casualty is usually refered to as %27AVPU%27.Which one of the following is the meaning of %27A%27 in this scale?
Fluorescent, Phosphorescent, Radiolucent, Radiopaque,
8. An elderly patient attends the surgery for an alveolectomy procedure of the lower alveolar ridge. Once a periosteal flap has been raised, the dentist will remove any sharp spicules of bone so that future dentures can be worn comfortably. Which one of the following instrumets is used for his procedure?
Plaster knife, Carborundrum stone, Gas burner, Mixing spatula,
9. Throughout their dental career , all dental personnel are required to act in the best interests of the patient. Unfortunately, a small minority of dental team members fail to follow this requirement at all times. Before statutory registration of DCPs began, only the dentist would have been held responsible for these failures. Which one of the following terms best describes this fact?
Calcium hydroxide, Inorganic filler, powdered glass,quartz and silica, Resin, silver and polyacrylate,
10. One of your school friends attends the surgery for extraction of the upper left second molar tooth. You know her to be an intravenous drug user, but notice that she has not declared this on her medical history form. Which one of the following actions should you take?
Addition silicone, Alginate, Condensation silicone, Polyether,
11. An associate dentist is completing an NHS claim form for a patient who is exempt from charges and you have noticed that he regularly claims for treatment that has not been carried out. You have reported this matter to your principle dentist. Which one of the following gives you protection from possible retaliation in this matter?
Barbed broach, Finger spreader, Gates Gldden drill, Hand file,
12. A new patient attends the surgery for a routine dental examination. On completion of her medical history form it is noted that she is takng salbutamol. Which one of the following medical conditions is the patient most likely to have?
Articulating paper, Floss, Gingival retraction cord, Matrix band,
13. The three main types of blood vessel found throughout the body are arteries, capillarles and veins. An anatomical feature found specifically in larger veins prevents the backflow of blood. Which one of the following is this feature?
Upper 3rd molar, Upper central incisor, Lower 1st molar, Upper premolar,
14. A surgical procedure is to be carried out to remove the apical section of a retained root of an upper tooth. A periapical radiograph of the root shows that it is lying in contact with the floor of the maxillary antrum. Which one of the following teeth is most likely to be involved in this scenario?
Austin retractor , Bone rongeurs, Coupland%27s chisel, Periosteal elevator,
15. On a medical history form a patient has disclosed that she contracted hepatitis B while on holiday abroad 3 years ago. Which one of the following conditions is most likely to develop due to this infection?
Alveolectomy, Apicectomy, Frenectomy class web page , Operulectomy,
16. At the fit stage of denture construction, the patient will attend for final insertion of the completed dentures and be given advice on their care and wear. Which one of the following instruments is required at this stage?
General anaesthetic, Hypnosis, Inhalation sedation, Intravenous sedation,
17. A patient attends the surgery with the upper left incisor teeth fractured at the gingival margin, following a car accident. Which one of the following medical conditions would persuade the dentist to recommend extraction rather than root canal therapy in order to avoid bacteraemia?
Be trustworthy, Cooperate with team members, Maintain develop professional knowledge, Protect confidentiality,
18. The dentist is carrying out root canal therapy on the upper left second premolar tooth. All the caries has been removed and the dentist now needs to gain access to the root canal. Which one of the following instruments are you most likely to pass to the dentist?
sitting an examination, Completion of appraisal, Readng dental journals, Reading dental text books,
19. Some patients develop blood clots within their circulation following surgery or after a period of immobility. These blood clots may eventually break free and pass throughout the circulation. Which one of the following is the most likely event when the clot becomes lodged in a cranial blood vessel?
Be trustworthy, Cooperate with other team members, Protect patient confidentiality, Put patients%27 interests first,
20. When a tooth is exposed to a beam of X-rays during dental radiography, it produces an image of various grey and white contrasts on a black background. The tooth tissues absorb the X-rays at varying levels, depending on their mineral content. Which one of the following terms describes those tissues that absorb little of the beam?
Acting in good faith, Allegation involves a crime, Believe the allegation to be true, Will gain personally,
21. When fixed restorations are to be contructed, the tooth is first prepared and an impression is taken. Which one of the following impression materials is least likely to be used for this procedure?
Ask your dentist to double glove, Ask your dentist to prescribe antibiotics, Tell her to go to another dentist, Treat the patient the same as any other patient,
22. A patient attends for the restoration of a Class II cavity in a lower molar tooth. Following caries removal and lining of the cavity, the dentist is most likely to require which one of the following items?
Data protection act 1998, Caldicott Regulations, Dentists Act 1984, Department of health guidance,
23. A teenage girl has completed a diet sheet after two cavities were discovered at her routine examination. Which one of the following has been identified as a source of extrinsic sugar in her diet?
Bailiff with a high court order, Employer, Headmaster, Husband or wife,
24. A new patient attends the dental surgery for a routine examination, and completes a medical history form. He states that he suffers from type II diabetes. Which one of the following organs is dysfunctional in patients with this condition?
Patient compliance, Identify processing faults, Identify solutions to problems, Keep repeats to a minimum,
25. Over a 5-year cycle, the dental nurse must complete a minimum of 50 hours verifiable Continuing Professional Development (CPD). Which one of the following is an acceptable form of verifiable CPD?
Caldicott Regulations, Date Protection act (1998), Freedom of Information Act, Public Interst Disclosure Act 1998,
26. A medication taken by a patient will eventually break down and be excreted. Which one of the following conditions is most likely to affect this detoxification process?
Folding the arms, Frowing at them, Making eye contact, Smiling at them,
27. When patients attend the dental surgery, they are required to complete a medical history form that requests information on any medications they receive. Which one of the following medications is most likely to require the use of a non-adrenaline local anaesthetic?
Acid formation, Poor oral hygiene, Presence of bacteria, Presence of food debris,
28. All members of the dental team have to be regularly trained and certificated in the recognition and handling of medical emergencies - which one of the follwoing is the current sequence of actions to follow in the event of an medical emergency?
glycerol, Mannitol, Saccharin, Sorbitol,
29. A registered dental nurse has been asked to attend a Basic Life Support course, with the objective of obtaining a certificate of competence in this topic. Which one of the following GDC standards (standards for the dental team) is most relevant to this attendance?
Apple juice, Plain yoghurt, Potatoes, Strawberries,
30. In certain circumstances, it is acceptable for the dental surgery to release personal details to a third party without the patients permission. To which one of the following persons can details be given?
0.01 ppm, 0.1 ppm, 1 ppm, 10 ppm,
31. Every dental workplace must hold an emergency drugs box, with a recommended list of contents to be used in the event of a medical emergency on the premises. which one of the following medcations must be administered by injection rather than orally?
16, 18, 21, 25,
32. When a dental nurse has raised a concern about a serious matter, he or she is protected from retaliation in some circumstances under the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998. Which one of the following states a circumstance where this protection will not apply?
IR (ME) R 2000, IRR 99, Local rules, Quality assurance programme,
33. Various regulations and legislations apply to the safe running of dental workplaces. Which one of the following applies to the COSHH regulations?
Accidents as work, Chemicals, Fire extinguishers, Pressure vessels,
34. When any member of the dental team is providing care for a patient, it is always advisable for a second GDC registered team member to be present. in which one of the following cirumstances may this not be possible.
breach of confidentiality, Vicarious Liability , omission, Valid consent,
35. On a medical history form a patient has disclosed that he suffers from gastric reflux and has been prescribed omeprazole . Which one of the following oral health problems may be caused by this condition?
Control risk, Evaluate risk and decide, Indentify how they may be at risk, Identify the hazardous chemical,
36. As part of the regulations governing the use of ionising radiation in the dental work place, written information about the controlled area must be kept on display at each X-ray machine. Which one of the following describes the title of this written information?
AIDS, German measels, Hepatitus B, Mumps,
37. Before taking an impression of a tooth which has been prepared for a crown, the dentist may need to ensure that the preparation margins are clearly visible. Which one of the following items should you anticipate that the dentist will require for this purpose?
Debridement, Sterilisation, Disinfection, Social cleaning,
38. While working at your dental surgery, the husband of a patient telephones and asks you for information about the treatment procedure his wife had carried out yesterday. You explain to the husband that you are unable to disclose this information as it is a breach of confidentiality. Which one of the following is the legislation that relates to patient confidentiality?
AIDS, Hepatitus B, Herpetic stomaitis, Tetanus,
39. A patient attends the surgery with the upper left incisor teeth fractured at the gingival margin, following a car accident. Which one of the following medical conditions would persuade the dentist to recommend extraction rather than root canal therapy in order to avoid bacteraemia?
During a sedation session, Out of hours emergency, When treating a child, When treating adults,
40. The heart is a muscular pump situated in the thoracic cavity. It receives deoxygenated blood from the head and neck region into the right atrium. Which one of the following is the vessel through which this occurs?
Crown form, Dam clamp, Matrix band, Retraction cord,
41. Accurate record keeping is an important requirement in the dental workplace to ensure the health and safety of all dental personnel and patients. While checking the medical history of a new patient, you notice that he has stated that he is HIV positive. which one of the following conditions may this patient also suffer with?
CQC Regulations, Developing the dental team, GDC standards (standards for the dental team), Local rules,
42. The trachea is part of the upper respiratory system and transports air from the throat to the bronchi. The trachea is prevented from collapsing during breathing movements by the presence of which one of the following anatomical features?
haemophilia, Valvular Heart Disease, Angina, Epilepsy,
43. All members of the dental team are expected to work together in the best interest of the patient at all times. Which one of the following documents provided guidlines for all members to achieve this aim?
Dizziness, Nausea, Pain, Skin colour,
44. When using radiography techniques in the dental surgery, it is important that the dental team have a Quality Assurance system in place. The use of this system has to achieve all except which one of the following options?
Aspirin, Dextrose, Glyceryl trinitrate create online activities , Hydrocortisone,
45. When a medical emergency occurs, the life of the casualty may depend on the correct recognition of the cause of the emergency. This is usually achieved by identifying the signs and symptoms present. which one of the following is a sign rather than a symptom?
15 per min, 30 per min, 50 per min web tool , 100 per min,
46. Throughout the body, there are specialised areas of tissue that are responsible for the release of various chemicals directly into the bloodstream. These specialised areas of tissue are called endocrine glands. Which one of the following is classed as an endocrine gland?
Airway, Alert, Automatic, Awake,
47. A new patient attends the surgery for a routine dental examination. Her medical history form notes that she has been prescribed glyceryl trinitrate. Which one of the following conditions is the patient most likely to suffer from?
Angina attack, Deep vein thrombosis, Stroke, Pulmonary embolism,
48. Many patients use artificial sweetners in tea and coffee to make them more palatable, with the added advantage of reducing the risk of dental caries. Which one of the following sweetners is not derived from a natural sugar?
Duodenal ulcer, Leukaemia, Liver carcinoma, Pancreatitis ,
49. Erythrocytes are disc-shaped cells that contain no nucleus, so they cannot divide and replace themselves as other cells do. A constant supply is therefore made throughout life. Which one of the following anatomical structures is where this occurs?
Angina , Hypertension, Hypotension, Stoke,
50. Many patients who attend the surgery for dental treatment are nervous and require some form of anxiety control to enable them to undergo their treatment successfully. Which one of the following techniques is most likely to be used for children?
Aphthous ulcers , Attrition class web page , Erosion, Glossitis,
51. Patient records are legal documents that provide a wealth of information about patient attendance, treatment, personal details, and attitudes to oral health care. When a child patient leaves the dental surgery, it would be idea for the records to be kept forever. However, legally they only need to be kept until the patient is what age?
Gallbladder, Liver, Pancreas, Spleen,
52. Good communication skills are very important in ensuring that patients are fully informed, relaxed in the dental environment and willing to proceed with proposed treament. Which one of the following would you use to indicate that the patient has your attention?
Gallbladder, Pancreas, Parotid gland, Sublingual gland,
53. When administering basic life support, the rescuer needs to perform chest compressions at a rate and depth that is adequate to artificially circulate the casualty%27s blood. Which one of the following rates of compression is required to achieve adequate circulation?
Analgesics, Antiepileptics, Thyroxine, Steroids,
54. A mother attends to seek advice on the necessity of fluoride drops for her young child. The dentist advises that is it not required because the region has a fluoridated water supply. Which one of the following indicates the likely concentration of fluoride added to the water supply?
Angina, Asthma, Diabetes, Epilepsy,
55. One of the best tooth-coloured restorative materials available to dentists for the restoration of teeth is composite. The material is available in a large range of shades, but they all contain which one of the following constituents?
Aorta , Superior vena cava results , Pulmonary artery, Pulmonary vein,
56. Erythrocytes are disc-shaped cells that contain no nucleus, so they cannot divide and replace themselves as other cells do . A constant supply is therefore made throughout life. Which one of the following anatomical structures is where this occurs?
Angina, Emphysema, Epilepsy, Valvular heart disease,
57. Under health and safety at work legilation, there are several instances where dental personnel must carry out a risk assessment. In relation to the process of determining the hazards posed by chemicals in use at the surgery, which one of the following describes the third stage of the risk assessment?
Bone marrow, Cartilage short answer questions , Liver, Lymphatic system,
58. During respiration, the amount of oxygen and carbon dioxide within the lungs alters during the process of gaseous exchange. Which one of the following represents the approximate amount of oxygen in expired air?
Cartilage rings, Cilia, Elastic layer, Muscular walls,
59. If a dental nurse believes that another team member%27s actions may put a patient at risk, he or she has a duty to raise a concern. Which one of the following GDC standard (standards for the dental team) key principles does this relate to?
upper incisors, lower third molar, upper molar roots, upper canine roots,