SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: For exercise items 19 through 25, match the characteristics of
dental health classifications in column A with one of the four classifications of dental health in
____19. Deep caries.
____20. Two annual exams missed.
____21. Routine, but not extensive, dental
treatment required. Unlikely to result
in a dental emergency within 12 months d.
____23. No dental treatment required.
____24. No dental records available.
____25. A fractured tooth.
Which statement below does NOT reflect a reason why patient histories are taken
a. It helps the dental officer arrive at a diagnosis.
b. It provides information on conditions, which might lead to complications during
Taking the record helps establish rapport with the patient.
d. It provides information that can be given to other government agencies upon
e. Taking the record provides an opportunity for patient education.