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Continuing Education Program—August 2012

Article 1: The oral health status of 4,732 adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities

1. Which cooperation level score was associated with the largest percentage of the dental participants in this study?

2. What was the mean number of teeth among all participants between the ages of 20 and 39?

3. What percentage of all dentate participants had untreated caries?

4. What was the overall prevalence of periodontitis among all dentate participants?

Article 2: The effectiveness of splint therapy in patients with temporomandibular disorders: A systematic review and meta-analysis

1. Which one of the following choices lists the outcomes for which significant differences could be attributed to splint therapy?

2. What was the risk difference of having continued pain after initiating splint therapy?

3. On the basis of calculated natural units for a 100-millimeter visual analog scale, what mean reduction in pain was reported for participants receiving splint therapy?

4. What was the largest reported loss of participants for follow-up among the studies included in the analysis?

Article 3: The first-choice standard of care for an edentulous mandible: a Delphi method survey of academic prosthodontists in the United States

1. What percentage of dental schools represented in the survey had a clinical requirement of two implant-retained mandibular overdentures (IRMODs) at the predoctoral level?

2. What percentage of panelists indicated that they did not have a sufficient number of patients at their schools to implement a clinical competency in IRMODs?

3. For which one of the following did the lowest percentage of panelists favor the use of IRMODs over the use of complete dentures?

4. For which one of the following had the panelists not reached consensus by the end of round 2 of the study?

Article 4: The prevalence of substance use among patients at a dental school clinic in Michigan

1. Which one of the following did the greatest percentage of participants report occurring within the preceding three months?

2. What percentage of participants reported problematic alcohol use?

3. Among those who reported problematic alcohol use in the preceding three months, what percentage did not report tobacco use during that period?

4. Which one of the following characteristics was not statistically significantly associated with greater likelihood of reporting problematic alcohol use or illicit drug use?

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