TDA Online Continuing Dental Education

Exam for Management of the Maxillary Cancer Patient - Exam 46

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Description: Maxillary defects are created following surgical treatment of patients with benign and malignant neoplasms, trauma or congenital defects. The size of these defects influences the degree of debilitation.

1. Despite the frequency at which the oral cavity is examined, what percentage of intraoral carcinomas that are well advanced at the time of detection:

a. 18%
b. 30%
c. 38%
d. 60%

2. The majority of tumors in the palate and paranasal sinuses originate in which of the following tissues:

a. Epidermoid
b. Glandular
c. Mesenchymal

3. What are some of the early signs and symptoms that a tumor may be developing in the maxilla:

a. Nasal congestion
b. Infection and bleeding
c. Dental pain and loosening of teeth
d. Swelling around the cheeks and eyes

4. After completion of periodic relines during the Postsurgical Obturator prosthesis phase, at what point can the construction of the definitive Obturator prosthesis begin:

a. 3 months
b. 6 months
c. 8 months
d. 12 months

5. The general dentist is responsible for all of the following in the detection of possible benign and malignant tumors EXCEPT:

a. Being able to identify the signs and symptoms of clinical and radiographic changes that may occur
b. Enforce a strict referral for those patients who show signs and symptoms of abnormal changes
c. Being responsible for the aftercare and maintenance of these patients
d. Responsible for the construction of the Obturator Prosthesis