Plaque Reduction in School Children - Exam 60
The epidemiological data from many countries indicates a global increase in dental caries in children and adults. The purpose of this study was to determine if children in a school setting would accept an after lunch brushing program and if such program would be effective in reducing plaque.

 1) Educational curriculae in schools can incorporate proper oral care if a child is given:
  1. opportunity
  2. instruction
  3. bathroom
  4. all of the above
  5. both a and b
 2) Xylitol has a protective effect against dental caries as it reduces:
  1. staphylococcus aureus
  2. streptococcus mutans
  3. clostridium perfringes
  4. streptococcus pyogenes
 3) The purpose of the study was:
  1. to evaluate the feasibility and acceptance of a new school tooth brushing program
  2. the effectiveness of using a disposable brush prepasted with a safe to swallow xylitol toothpaste in controlling dental plaque in school children
  3. to determine how much time at takes for children to effectively brush their teeth
  4. a and b
  5. all of the above
 4) The number of children present for the final evaluation was:
  1. 54
  2. 48
  3. 51
  4. 40
 5) The Wilcoxon Test showed a:
  1. low
  2. average
  3. high