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Q: Which medication can cause gingival overgrowth?

Mini Boards Reviews for the National + Local Anesthesia + CSCE Dental Hygiene Boards Exams. Weekly Sample Questions at www.StudentRDH.com Q: Which medication causes gingival overgrowth? (A). Cyclosporine (B). Diuretic (C). Insulin (D). Metronidazole   The image shows gingiva that has grown excessively. This is called gingival hyperplasia or gingival overgrowth. It is generally related… Read More »

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Q: Which of these is NOT true about acetaminophen?

Mini Boards Reviews for the National + Local Anesthesia + CSCE Dental Hygiene Boards Exams. Weekly Sample Questions at www.StudentRDH.com (A). It is analgesic (B). It is antipyretic (C). It is anti-inflammatory (D). All of the above   Acetaminophen (Tylenol) is an antipyretic (fever-reducing) and analgesic (pain-relieving) agent but it is not anti-inflammatory. Analgesic agents… Read More »

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Q: Which instrument is NOT a critical item?

Mini Boards Reviews for the National + Local Anesthesia + CSCE Dental Hygiene Boards Exams. Weekly Sample Questions at www.StudentRDH.com (A). Curettes (B). Surgical burs (C). Scalpels (D). Mouth mirrors   This question belongs to the chapter on Infection Control at StudentRDH dental hygiene board exam review (for the NBDHE, NDHCE). Critical items are items… Read More »

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5 tips to be a better test taker

Here are 5  TIPS TO BE A BETTER TEST TAKER. You can click here and read on DentistryIQ, or read it right here! What can you do to maximize your chances of succeeding at your regional and national dental hygiene board examinations? Here are 5 strategies that have proven to work with students I mentored… Read More »

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Q: Which injection anesthetizes the maxillary posterior teeth?

Mini Boards Reviews for the National + Local Anesthesia + CSCE Dental Hygiene Boards Exams. Weekly Sample Questions at www.StudentRDH.com (A). Inferior alveolar nerve block (B). Posterior superior alveolar nerve block (C). Middle superior alveolar nerve block (D). Greater palatine nerve block   Keyword: teeth Posterior superior alveolar (PSA) nerve block: anesthetizes the maxillary first/second/third… Read More »

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Antibiotic Prophylaxis Summary

Antibiotic prophylaxis remains a controversial topic in the dental community, even though new guidelines have been released in recent years. Are you familiar with them? This article is an effective summary of the most important highlights the dental professional needs to know for joint replacement, infective endocarditis, stents, and coronary bypass surgery. [Published in May… Read More »

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Q: Which heart condition requires premedications?

Mini Boards Reviews for the National + Local Anesthesia + CSCE Dental Hygiene Boards Exams. (A). Calcified aortic stenosis (B). Rheumatic heart disease (C). Ventricular septal defect (D). Artificial heart valves   The conditions that require antibiotics prior to dental care according to the most recent American Heart Association guideline (2012) are: Cardiac transplant that develops… Read More »

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Q: Which drug falls under pregnancy category B?

Mini Boards Reviews for the National + Local Anesthesia + CSCE Dental Hygiene Boards Exams. (A). Carbocaine (B). Marcaine (C). Citanest (D). Septocaine   The question needs to be solved in 2 parts: The answer choices show brand names of drugs, but what are their generic names? Let’s memorize them here: Citanest (prilocaine), Xylocaine (lidocaine),… Read More »

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The Real Story of a Guygienist student’s journey

John David Coston, Roshaun Guines, and Stephen Pruitt (on the right) – The guygienists   Over 95% of dental hygienists are women. Male students struggle to even apply to dental hygiene school. Dental hygiene is one of those fields that have severe gender inequality. If you are a female (like me), it is pretty difficult… Read More »

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