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Continuing Education Program — December 2013

Article 1: Hepatitis C virus: an overview for dental health care providers

1. How long is the hepatitis C virus (HCV) estimated to survive on a dry surface?

2. What is the estimated risk of infection with HCV from a percutaneous injury?

3. Approximately what percentage of people acutely infected with HCV not associated with injection drug use is estimated to be symptomatic?

4. Between 2008 and 2012, how many outbreaks of HCV transmission associated with ambulatory health care settings were reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention?

Article 2: Cross-sectional associations of oral health measures with cognitive function in late middle–aged adults: a community-based study

1. Among the three cognitive function assessment tests used in this study, which yielded scores that were significantly associated with complete tooth loss?

2. Among the dentate subjects, which test scores remained significantly associated with number of remaining teeth after adjustment for sociodemographic factors?

3. In the crude analyses, which one of the Biofilm Gingival Interface (BGI) index scores was associated with the lowest cognitive scores?

4. Which test scores remained significantly associated with severe periodontitis after adjustment for sociodemographic factors?

Article 3: The impact of an oral health program on domestic violence survivors within community shelters

1. What percent of study participants reported that overall oral health-related quality of life had improved after receiving dental services?

2. Among participants whose feelings about dentists had changed after receiving treatment, what percentage indicated they were less avoidant of going to the dentist?

3. Which item’s scores did not change statistically significantly between baseline and posttest?

4. For which one of the following did the smallest percentage of participants give the highest rating?

Article 4: Sex determination from dentin and pulp in a medicolegal context

1. What is the length of the amelogenin (AMEL) gene on the X chromosome?

2. In this study’s DNA extraction methodology, what agents were used?

3. Which one of the following samples did not yield a detectable amount of DNA?

4. Which one of the following describes amplification results that would be required for identification of a sample as having been obtained from a male?

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