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Continuing Education Program — April 2014

Article 1: Hospital-based emergency department visits involving dental conditions: profile and predictors of poor outcomes and resource utilization

1. Which one of the following was the least frequently presenting condition among dental care–related emergency department (ED) visits in this analysis?

2. What percentage of patients with dental care–related ED visits were covered by private insurance plans?

3. What was the most common diagnosis among patients who died during dental care–related ED visits?

4. What dental condition increased patients’ ED charges to the largest degree?

Article 2: Association of calcified carotid atheromas visualized on panoramic images and aortic arch calcifications seen on chest radiographs of postmenopausal women

1. What is the reported sensitivity of panoramic imaging for identification of calcified carotid artery plaque (CCAP)?

2. Approximately what percentage of patients in this study who had satisfactory panoramic images were found to have CCAP?

3. What percentage of all patients in this study whose panoramic radiographs indicated CCAP also had aortic arch calcification (AAC), on the basis of a chest radiograph?

4. What percentage of all patients in this study who were 60 years or older and whose panoramic radiograph indicated CCAP also had AAC, on the basis of a chest radiograph?

Article 3: Oral care behavior after purging in a sample of women With bulimia nervosa

1. Which one of the following conditions was most frequently noted by participants in this study?

2. What percentage of participants reported that they brushed their teeth immediately after purging?

3. What percentage of participants who discussed their eating disorders with their dentists reported that their dentists initiated the conversation?

4. What was the least frequently suggested way in which an oral health provider could facilitate a discussion about eating disorders and oral health?

Article 4: Concordance between patient satisfaction and the dentist’s view: findings from The National Dental Practice-Based Research Network

1. For the overall satisfaction question, what percentage of responses involved a patient who was not satisfied and a dentist who was unaware of that?

2. For which one of the following issues was the greatest percentage of dentists unaware of their patients’ dissatisfaction?

3. For which one of the following issues was the smallest percentage of dentists unaware of their patients’ dissatisfaction?

4. Among patients who were not satisfied with the choice of restorative material, which one of the following was significantly associated with a lower likelihood of the dentist’s being aware of it?

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