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Continuing Education Program — August 2013

Article 1: Effectiveness of a resin-modified glass ionomer liner in reducing hypersensitivity in posterior restorations: a study from the Practitioners Engaged in Applied Research and Learning Network

1. What percentage of patients was diagnosed as having a stage 4 carious lesion in the tooth treated for this study?

2. At the four-week follow-up examination, which clinically assessed thermal outcomes were significantly different between the study groups?

3. At the four-week follow-up examination, which patient-reported thermal outcomes were significantly different between the study groups?

4. At the four-week follow-up examination, which patient-reported nonthermal outcomes were significantly different between the study groups?

Article 2: Combining ibuprofen and acetaminophen for acute pain management after third-molar extractions: translating clinical research to dental practice

1. In the most recent clinical trial reported by the authors, which analgesic regimen was associated with significantly less pain after third-molar extractions?

2. Based on the number-needed-to-treat (NNT) assessment, which one of the following was reported to have the greatest efficacy?

3. What is the maximum recommended daily dosage of APAP?

4. What is the recommended analgesic regimen for six-hour intervals during the first 24 hours for a patient who is experiencing moderate to severe dental pain?

Article 3: Assessing the irradiance delivered from light-curing units in private dental offices in Jordan

1. Among all 295 light-curing units tested in this study, what mean level of irradiance was observed?

2. What percentage of the quartz-tungsten-halogen units tested in the study had irradiance values of greater than 400 mW/cm2

3. What percentage of the light-emitting-diode units tested in the study had irradiance values of greater than 400 mW/cm2

4. Each of the following variables was significantly related to irradiance values except which one?

Article 4: Association of smokeless tobacco use and smoking in adolescents in the United States: an analysis of data from the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System survey, 2011

1. What percentage of study participants reported using smokeless tobacco?

2. Which one of the following risk-taking behaviors was reported least frequently by participants in the study?

3. Which one of the following risk-taking behaviors was associated with the lowest odds ratio for smokeless tobacco use?

4. Which one of the following risk-taking behaviors was significantly associated with smokeless tobacco use for both non-Hispanic white and Hispanic participants?

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