The May issue of ASDA News featured a dental themed crossword puzzle created by foreign-trained predental member, Dr. Haraashish Cheema. You can check out the puzzle below and click on the link at the end of the post to check your answers. Enjoy!
1. The type of nervous system responsible for the main nerve supply to all the teeth. (abbr.)
3. Short term for orthodontics.
4. A special holder that holds the models in the same alignment as the jaw so the orthodontist can look carefully at the bite.
5. An insurance company providing dental insurance.
6. Smell of calcium hydroxide.
10.It is used to retract the gingiva, and is placed around the gum line during crown cutting.
11. Radiations used in radiographs.
12. Dental wax is used to register ___________.
14. Study of fungus.
15. Portion of the tooth prepared to receive a rest in the RPD.
19. American Dental Association (abbr.)
20. One of the six relatively equal sections into which a dental arch can be divided.
22. It is used on the endodontic files to adjust the working length of the canals of a tooth.
24. Its value increases in cases of acute dental infections.
27. Material used to fill the root canals as part of the root canal therapy.
28. Non pathological outgrowths of the jaws.
30. A chelating agent.
31. The relationship existing when all the teeth are perfectly placed in the arches of jaws and have a normal anatomic relationship.
32. A temporary filling material, also used to seal pulpotomies.
37. A sheet of latex used to isolate the particular area is called rubber _______.
39. Tuberculosis. (abbr.)
40. It is required for proper mineralization of the teeth.
41. Symbol for the metal used in radioisotope scintigraphy.
2. Instrument for removing the pulp of a tooth.
5. Metal present along with silver, palladium, platinum and traces of other metals in the dental casting alloys.
7. Symbol for the metal present with titanium in the Quantec Rotary files.
8. Dental caries in which the decay has stopped progressing and infection is not present, but in which the demineralized area in the tooth remains as a cavity.
9. Physiological occlusal wear and tear of teeth.
13. Material used in pulpotomy.
16. It is available in different sizes and is used to make impressions.
17. Electric pulp testing.
18. A liner placed at the base of the filling in instances where the filling is close to the pulp of the tooth.
20. These are formed by the dense fibrous layer of mesenchyme surrounding enamel organ and dental papilla.
21. Excess of this drink can lead to erosion of teeth.
23. Material for dentist’s gloves.
25. Number of premolars in a guadrant.
26. The only synovial joint with an articular disk.
29. Branch of dental sciences concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting elderly people.
33. Oral pathology. (abbr.)
34. Nucleic acid extracted from the teeth by forensic dentists.
35. Removable partial denture.
36. Cavity preparation involving mesial, occlusal and the distal surface.
38. Collection of cost and utilization of dental procedures.
40. A scan done to evaluate the bone and gum tissue for a more definitive diagnosis.
42. Root canal treatment.
43. Material used to whiten the teeth.
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