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Quiz I

  1. What name is given to a surgical component that interfaces with the bone of the jaw or skull to support a dental prosthesis?
  2. Which famous dentist died of tuberculosis, aged just 36, on November 8, 1887?

  3. How many teeth does an adult human have?
  4. What was invented in 1881 by a Buffalo, New York, dentist named Alfred P. Southwick?
  5. The first TV ad broadcast in the UK went to air on ITV on September 22, 1955, advertising which brand of toothpaste?
  6. What is a diastema?
  7. Which American author and dentist is best known for his 1912 popular adventure novel Riders of the Purple Sage?
  8. What is the medical term for inflammation of the gums and is a mild form of gum disease?
  9. Who starred as 'Painless Potter' in the 1948 comedy Western The Paleface?
  10. How many molars do adult humans have?
  11. What word can be a form of hardened dental plaque or the mathematical study of continuous change?
  12. Which European country is the world's largest producer of false teeth?
  13. Which type of dental restoration is sometimes known as a dental cap?
  14. Who is the patron saint of dentists?
  15. In the 2008 American fantasy comedy film Ghost Town, who plays a dentist who can see and talk with ghosts?
  16. What is our equivalent of Spain's Ratoncito Perez and France's la petite souris?
  17. Which brand of antiseptic mouthwash product was named after the pioneer of antiseptic surgery?
  18. Which specialty field of dentistry deals primarily with malpositioned teeth and the jaws: their diagnosis, prevention and correction?
  19. What was used as medicine’s first anesthetic in 1844, by dentist Dr. Horace Wells?
  20. What name given to an alloy of mercury with another metal, is also the name given to a liquid mercury and metal alloy mixture used in dentistry to fill cavities?


  1. An implant (a dental implant)
  2. Doc Holliday
  3. 32
  4. The electric chair
  5. Gibbs SR
  6. A gap between two teeth
  7. Zane Grey
  8. Gingivitis
  9. Bob Hope
  10. 12
  11. Calculus
  12. Liechtenstein
  13. A crown
  14. Saint Apollonia
  15. Ricky Gervais
  16. The Tooth Fairy
  17. Listerine
  18. Orthodontics
  19. Laughing gas or nitrous oxide
  20. An amalgam

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