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Continuing Education Program—March 2012

Article 1: Ten-year outcome of three-unit fixed dental prostheses made from monolithic lithium disilicate ceramic

1. Over the course of the entire observation period, how many of the fixed dental prostheses (FDPs) were rated as having failed?

2. Based on the Kaplan-Meier survival analyses and considering losses due to all causes, what was the survival rate for the FDPs after 10 years?

3. What was the success rate after 10 years when the authors took into account catastrophic ceramic failures and chippings not affecting function but excluded other complications?

4. What was the success rate after 10 years when the authors considered all technical and biological complications?

Article 2: Random blood glucose testing in dental practice: a community-based feasibility study from The Dental Practice-Based Research Network

1. For which one of the following questionnaire items did the largest percentage of dental personnel choose "strongly agree" as a response?

2. What percentage of dental personnel felt that BGT is too time consuming?

3. What was the most frequently reported duration for BGT?

4. What percentage of patients felt that BGT showed a high level of care?

Article 3: Effectiveness of two disinfectant solutions and microwave irradiation in disinfecting complete dentures contaminated with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

1. What was the duration of exposure to irradiation in the microwave group?

2. What was the duration of exposure to disinfectant solutions in the sodium hypochlorite and chlorhexidine gluconate groups?

3. Which study groups showed no evidence of microbial growth after 48 hours?

4. Which study groups showed no evidence of microbial growth after seven days?

Article 4: Quantitative analysis of tooth surface loss associated with gastroesophageal reflux disease: a longitudinal clinical study

1. How many of the 12 study participants with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) were found to have tooth surface loss resulting from erosion?

2. Among participants in the control group, what mean volume loss was observed for teeth with noncontact erosion?

3. Among participants with GERD, what mean volume loss was observed for teeth with noncontact erosion?

4. Among participants with GERD, what mean volume loss was observed for teeth with abrasion?

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