1. Temporary restoration of choice for reversible pulpitis is [MECEE 2077]

Zinc Phosphate

Zinc Polycarboxylate

Zinc  Oxide eugenol

Calcium Hydroxide


Correct answer: C

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Zinc oxide eugenol cement is one of the oldest used cements. Though other cements are also used for temporization, but zinc oxide-eugenol cement is used most commonly because it is only mild irritant to the pulp, less soluble in oral fluids and produce better marginal seal than zinc phosphate.


2. Which of the following statement regarding embrasure is incorrect?

A.      Incisal/occlusal embrasure increases in size from anterior to posterior teeth. 

B.      Cervical embrasure decreases in size from anterior to posterior teeth.

C.      Incisal embrasure of maxillary lateral incisor and canine is longest.

D.      Incisal embrasure of maxillary canine and premolar is narrowest

Correct answer: D

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Incisal embrasure of maxillary canine and premolar is widest.


3. Antimicrobial action of saliva is carried out by all of the above except





Correct answer: C

Saliva is rich in IgA not IgG.


4. Untrue about fluoride content in a normal and decayed tooth is

Fluoride content is lesser in carious enamel and dentin as compared to a sound tooth. 

Fluoride content in sound enamel is lesser than sound dentin.

Fluoride level and carious status of a tooth are independent and unrelatable

Dentin requires higher levels of fluoride for remineralization than enamel.

Correct answer: C

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·         In sound enamel and dentin, fluoride content is 410 ppm and 873 ppm, respectively. 

·         In carious enamel and dentin, fluoride content is 139 ppm and 223 ppm. 

·         Dentin requires higher levels of fluoride for remineralization (100 ppm) than enamel (5 ppm).


5. An instrument has an instrument formula 10-85-8-14. What is its primary cutting edge angle?

a.       85 degrees

b.      8 degrees

c.       8.5 degrees

d.      306 degrees

Ans: D       (Ref: sturdevants 5th ed page no. 329)

·         The second number of a four-number code indicates the primary cutting edge angle, measured from a line parallel to the long axis of the instrument handle in clockwise centigrades.The angle is expressed as a percent of 360 degrees (e.g., 85 = 85% × 360 degrees = 306 degrees). The instrument is positioned so that this number always exceeds 50.


1.       6. The minimal cavosurface enamel margin of a tooth preparation is

a.       300-400

b.      600

c.       90

d.      1400

Ans: C (ref: Sturdevants 7th edition page number 121)

·         The nature of enamel formation requires that the preparation walls be, at minimum, oriented 90 degrees to the external surface of the enamel so as to maintain a continuous connection with the essential supporting dentin beneath. An enamel wall with this coniguration is able to withstand the forces associated with occlusal loading.


7. The preferred position for most of the dental procedures

Right Front Position

Right Position

Right Rear position

Direct rear position


Correct answer: C

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Right-handed operator— preferred positions

·         Right front or 7 o’clock

·         Right or 9 o’clock

·         Right rear or 11 o’clock

·         Direct rear or 12 O’ clock

HIstory of periodontics

 All the questions have been directly picked from Carranza 11th edition

 1.      Periodontics is the science that deals with the

a. Study of periodontium in health and disease condition

b. Prevention and treatment of periodontal disease

c. Etiology of periodontal disease

d. All of the above

Ans: d.



2.      Who described scaling of teeth with a sophisticated set of instruments in 10th century ?

            a. Plato

b. Etruscans

c. Ibn Sina

d. Abul-Qasim

Ans: d Abul Qasim



3.      Who was the first person to describe oral bacterial flora from a sample of material taken from his own gingival tissue?

(a)    Anton Von Leuwenhoek

(b)   Eustachius

(c)    Pierre Fauchard

(d)   Glickman

Ans: a Anton Von Leuwenhoek



4.      Which ancient medical book recommended cleaning the teeth twice a day with an astringent stick that has been chewed into a brush form?

(a)    Eberus papyrus

(b)   Edwin Smith surgical papyrus

(c)    Sushrutha Samhita

(d)   Charaka Samhita

Ans : d Charaka Samhita


5. First dentist to practice only periodontics was

a. Glickman

b. Carranza

c. John W. Riggs

d. Pierre Fauchard

Ans: c John W. Riggs(Carranza 11th ed page-5)


6. Levi Spear Parmly is

a. father of oral hygiene

b. inventor of dental floss

c. both of the above

d. none of above

Ans: c both of above(Carranza 11th ed page-5)


7. The most common disease found in the embalmed bodies of ancient Egyptians

a. Rickets

b. Arthritis

c. Periodontal disease

d. Dental Caries

Ans: c Periodontal disease