Module 1: Background

Self-Assessment Quiz

  1. School-based dental sealant programs are a community-based approach to disease prevention if:
    1. A. They involve delivery of a clinical preventive service.
    2. B. They employ dental hygienists and dental assistants.
    3. C. They are designed in response to population data and in accordance with public health principles.
    4. D. They provide home care instruction and topical fluoride treatments as well as dental sealants.
    5. E. They only seal teeth that are caries free.
  2. Programs may use a variety of approaches to help ensure that children receive necessary treatment including:
    1. A. Sending screening reports home.
    2. B. Making follow-up calls home to parents.
    3. C. Scheduling dental appointments.
    4. D. Arranging transportation to clinics.
    5. E. All of the above.
  3. For the purpose of OOH-funded school-based dental sealant programs, children at high risk for dental caries are those who:
    1. A. Do not have a dental home.
    2. B. Attend schools with at least 20 percent of children eligible for the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).
    3. C. Are eligible for the NSLP or Medicaid or attend a Title I school.
    4. D. Have had dental caries.
    5. E. All children are at higher risk for dental caries.
  4. OOH strives to ensure that the school-based dental sealant programs it funds:
    1. A. Seek to increase the number of children with low risk (from families with middle and high incomes) who receive sealants.
    2. B. Operate in a convenient manner regardless of efficiency.
    3. C. Do not require parental consent.
    4. D. Provide high-quality services.
    5. E. All of the above.
  5. Placement of a sealant on a child’s tooth
    1. A. Guarantees that the tooth will never decay.
    2. B. Helps prevent the child’s other teeth from decaying.
    3. C. Helps prevent gingivitis.
    4. D. Reduces caries incidence in children.