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CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation
RCT root canal treatment
FDA Food and Drug Administration
SOP standard operating procedure
EPA Environmental Protection Agency
CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation
RCT root canal treatment
FDA Food and Drug Administration
SOP standard operating procedure
EPA Environmental Protection Agency
DHCW Dental Health Care Worker
MSDS manufacturer's safety data sheet
CDC Centers for Disease Control
ADA American Dental Association
UCR usual, customary, and reasonable
abrasion scrape from; wearing away of a tooth surface from abnormal causes.
zygomatic bones two facial bones, one under each eye, that form and give shape to the cheekbone. Also called the malar bones.
sphenoid bone a large bone at the base of the skull situated between the occipital and ethmoid bones in front of and between the parietal and the temporal bones on the side.
ethmoid bone a spongy bone forming part of the anterior nasal fossa of the skull.
occipital bone one large, thick bone in the lower back of the head that forms the base of the skull.
frontal bone a single bone in the frontal or anterior region.
temporal bones two fan-shaped bones, one on each side of the skull.
temporoparietal suture union line located between the temporal and parietal bones. It is also known as the squamous suture.
lamboid suture located between the parietal bone and the upper border of the occipital bone.
coronal suture the junction of the frontal and the parietal bones. May be referred to as the baby's "soft spot" or fontanel.
sagital suture the union line between the two parietal bones on top of skull.
suture (2) stitch or staple repairing or closing a wound.
suture (1) a line where two or more bones unite in an immovalbe joint.
frontal sinus sinus located in the maxilla. It is the largest and is called the atrium of Highmore. Is easily seen on x-rays and is used as a landmark in x-ray films.
sphenoid sinus sinus located in the sphenoid bones, situated behind the eyes.
ethmoid sinus sinus located in the ethmoid bone, at the side of the eye.
sinus an air pocket or cavity in a bone which lightens the bone, warms the air intake, and helps form sounds. Sinus cavities receive their names from the bones in which they are situated.
hyoid bone horseshoe-shaped bone lying at the base of the tongue. It does not articulate with any other bone.
stapes ossicle in the middle ear. It is commonly called the ear stirrup.
incus ossicle of the middle ear. It serves as the ear anvil.
malleus the largest of the three ossicles. It is located in the middle ear and serves as the ear mallet.
vomer a single bone that forms the lower posterior part of the nasal septum.
mandible the strong, horseshoe-shaped bone that forms the lower jaw.
inferior conchae two thin scroll-like bones that form the lower part of the interior of the nasal cavity.
lacrimal bones the two bones at the inner or nose side of the orbital cavity.
nasal bones two bones, one left and one right, that form the arch or bridge of the nose.
palatine bones two bones, one each on the left and the right, that form the hard palate of mouth and the nasal floor.
maxillary bones two bones, one each on the left and the right, that unite to form the upper jaw and suport the maxillary teeth.
cranium the portion of the skull that encloses the brain. Eight bones make up this section of the skull.
xerostomia dryness of the mouth caused by the lack of normal salivary secretion.
syncope a temporary loss of consciousness due to lack of adquate supply of blood to the brain; also known as fainting or swooning.
absorption drug substance transfer from the administration site by body fluids
abscess collection of pus
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13 months recall
Lateral canal retreat
Retreatment case 3
Calcified molar
Usage of instruments
Molar implant
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MTA retreatment
Access opening restoration
Trauma case
Furca case
Implant case
Central incisor hurts
Healed furca case
Transient apical breakdown
MTA retreatment
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Tooth #16
Instrument removal
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Lost lower jaw
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