Fundamentals of
Dental Education

Sample Questions

  • The following questions reflect the range of material covered throughout the Fundamentals of Dental Education coursework.

The three basic word parts or elements are the prefix, root, and suffix.

The combining vowel is primarily used between two or more elements of a medical
term to make the term easier to pronounce.

The branch of dentistry concerned about the supporting and surrounding tissues of
the teeth and specializing in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and maintenance
of the health and function of the tissue is periodontics.

The pulp of a tooth is the juicy tissue contained within the pulp chamber at the
center of the tooth

The three parts of a tooth are the crown, root, and cementum. The crown represents
the largest part of the tooth that is visible. The root (or roots) are the foundation of
the tooth that is below the gumline. The cementum is the layer of hard, protective
tissue that covers the outer surface of outer surface of the root(s).

The enamel of a tooth is the very hard, bone-like covering of the crown of the tooth.

The medical term for the cheekbone is the zygomatic bone or zygomatic malar.

  • Incisors 
  • Canines
  • Premolars
  • Molars

The molars are also used primarily for chewing and grinding food.

The adult human has eight incisors. They are located at the front of the mouth – two
on each side, top and bottom.

The normal adult mouth has 32 teeth

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