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Continuing Education Program—November 2012

Article 1: Dental procedures and risk of experiencing a second vascular event in a Medicare population

1. What percentage of patients in the sample who experienced an incident vascular event reported having undergone an invasive dental procedure within 180 days after the event?

2. What percentage of patients who experienced a vascular event also experienced a second vascular event while in the survey?

3. What percentage of patients who experienced a vascular event followed within 180 days by an invasive dental procedure subsequently experienced a second vascular event during the survey period?

4. What intervals for an invasive dental procedure subsequent to a vascular event were not associated with a significantly increased risk of experiencing a second vascular event?

Article 2: Evaluation of the spatter-reduction effectiveness of two dry-field isolation techniques

1. Which one of the following was associated with the lowest mean number of contaminated squares?

2. Which one of the following was associated with the highest mean number of contaminated squares?

3. When Isolite was compared with the other isolation method, which yielded the lowest mean difference in number of contaminated squares?

4. Each of the following statements is correct except which one?

Article 3: Craniofacial morphologic predictors of oral appliance outcomes in patients with obstructive sleep apnea

1. What was the amount of mandibular advancement achieved with the oral appliances (OAs) in this study?

2. What percentage of participants in this study were classified as responders, with posttreatment scores of less than 10 on the apnea-hypopnea index, representing more than 50 percent improvement?

3. Each of the following was significantly related to participants’ responding to treatment with OAs except which one?

4. What was the positive predictive value when cephalometric measures were used to estimate the probability of success with OA treatment?

Article 4: Sleep bruxism and myofascial temporomandibular disorders: a laboratory-based polysomnographic investigation

1. What percentage of participants with myofascial temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) reported that they had been told that they grind their teeth at night during sleep?

2. What percentage of participants with myofascial TMD met the clinical research diagnostic criteria for sleep bruxism (RDC/SB)?

3. Which one of the following groups of participants with myofascial TMD reported having the most recent onset of pain?

4. Which one of the following groups of participants with myofascial TMD reported having the lowest scores when asked if pain interferes with daily activities?

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