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Continuing Education Program—September 2012

Article 1: Oral health literacy and knowledge among patients who are pregnant for the first time

1. Which one of the following knowledge items was answered correctly by the greatest percentage of participants?

2. What percentage of participants responded that they did not know if "fluoride helps prevent tooth decay"?

3. What percentage of participants responded that they did not know if "fluoride disinfects water and makes it safe to drink"?

4. For which one of the following knowledge items was a correct answer significantly associated with higher oral health literacy scores?

Article 2: Denosumab-related osteonecrosis of the jaw

1. What regimen of denosumab therapy was administered to the patient in the case report?

2. What was the risk ratio for developing osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) in three randomized phase 3 trials assessing the effects of denosumab oncologic treatment that were cited by this case report's authors?

3. What was the highest prevalence for ONJ among cancer patients being treated with denosumab in a study cited by the authors of this case report?

4. What regimen was described as having been used without resulting in observed ONJ in a study of postmenopausal women being treated for osteoporosis?

Article 3: Dental disease prevalence among methamphetamine and heroin users in an urban setting: a pilot study

1. What percentage of those who predominantly used methamphetamine consumed two or more glasses of fruit juice per day?

2. What was the most frequently reported response to the question about frequency of meal consumption among those who predominantly used heroin?

3. What percentage of those who predominantly used heroin was classified as having poor oral hygiene, on the basis of their Simplified Oral Hygiene Index scores?

4. Which one of the following outcome categories for decayed teeth accounted for the largest percentage of those who predominantly used methamphetamine?

Article 4: Rural dentists: does growing up in a small community matter?

1. What percentage of rural counties in the United States is designated as dental Health Professional Shortage Areas?

2. From which one of the following settings did more than one-half of the dentists graduating from the study institution come?

3. Compared with graduates from urban areas, how likely were graduates who originally came from counties with populations of 50,000 or fewer to practice in a county of the same size?

4. What percentage of graduates raised in counties with populations greater than 250,000 located their practices in a similarly sized county?

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