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Dental Assisting

What is Background Information?

  • General questions (cause, presentation, treatment)
  • You have limited knowledge on the topic
  • Common facts or background information
  • Often found in textbooks or similar sources
  • Facts that remain relatively static over time such as:
    • The diagnosis of periodontal (gum) diseases
    • How to perform a oral exam
    • Characteristics of TMD/TMJ (Temporomandibular Disorders)
    • Anatomy, Physiology, Descriptive Pathology

Background Information Resources