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Continuing Education Program — September2013

Article 1: Minimally invasive resin infiltration of arrested white-spot lesions: a randomized clinical trial

1. What was the visual analog scale (VAS) assessment of improvement in the appearance of white-spot lesions for teeth in the control group at T2 (immediately after treatment)?

2. What was the VAS assessment of improvement for teeth in the treatment group at T2?

3. At the eight-week follow-up examination, T3, what was the mean percentage reduction in white-spot lesion area for teeth in the control group?

4. What was the mean percentage reduction in white-spot lesion area at T3 for teeth in the treatment group?

Article 2: Adverse drug and device reactions in the oral cavity: surveillance and reporting

1. What percentage of Americans is estimated to have used two or three prescription medications during a typical month in 2008?

2. Among the medical devices identified in 2009 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as potentially causing serious health problems or death, what percentage had been approved through the less rigorous 510(k) process?

3. Each of the following statements about adverse event reporting is correct except which one?

4. In the data analyzed by the authors of this article, which one of the following adverse reactions involving the head and neck was most common?

Article 3: Dental care providers’ and patients’ perceptions of the effect of health information technology in the dental care setting

1. Of the following satisfaction items from the patient survey, which one was most frequently scored as 4 or 5, indicating high levels of agreement with the item?

2. Of the following dissatisfaction items from the patient survey, which one was most frequently scored as 4 or 5?

3. Of the following satisfaction items from the provider survey, which one was found to have the highest mean score from dentists, indicating a high level of agreement with the item?

4. Of the following dissatisfaction items from the provider survey, which one was found to have the highest mean score from dental hygienists?

Article 4: Acceptance among and impact on dental practitioners and patients of American Heart Association recommendations for antibiotic prophylaxis

1. What percentage of dentists responding to the survey indicated that one or more of their patients per month received antibiotic prophylaxis for a heart problem?

2. For the dentists who reported a decrease in the number of their patients receiving antibiotic prophylaxis, approximately what was the mean percentage decrease?

3. Approximately what percentage of respondents indicated that they still had patients who received antibiotic prophylaxis even though the guidelines no longer recommend it?

4. What is the most common condition for which responding dentists prescribed antibiotic prophylaxis, even though it is not recommended?

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