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N a t i o n a l D e n t a l A s s i s t i n g E x a m i n i n g B o a r d © National Dental Assisting Examining Board 2 2.2.7 Identify and describe the innervations of the teeth and surrounding tissue of mandibular and maxillary arches 2.2.8 Identify and locate the lymph nodes of the head and neck and describe their functions 2.3 TOOTH DEVELOPMENT AND ERUPTION 2.3.1 Describe oral facial development including the teeth 2.3.2 Describe tooth eruption and exfoliation patterns 2.4 ORAL PATHOLOGY 2.4.1 Describe genetic, developmental and acquired anomalies/pathologies of the hard and soft tissues of the oral cavity 2.4.2 Describe the etiology and progression of hard and soft tissue lesions 2.5 MICROBIOLOGY 2.5.1 Describe and identify diseases related to micro-organisms including bacteria, spores, viruses, fungi, protozoa and prions 2.5.2 Describe the routes of disease transmission 2.6 PHARMACOLOGY 2.6.1 Describe the effects and interactions of non-prescription, prescription and controlled drugs on patient care and safety issues 2.6.2 Explain the purpose and process of recording medications including dosages and frequency taken 2.6.3 Explain the indications for pre-medication prior to dental treatment 2.6.4 Interpret information regarding medications taken for medical conditions 2.6.5 Explain the clinical indications for antibiotic prophylaxis prior to invasive procedures 3. CLINICAL SUPPORT PROCEDURES (5-10% of 200 item exam) 3.1 PRINCIPLES OF ASEPSIS 3.1.1 Explain the rationale for infection prevention procedures in the dental office 3.1.2 Explain approved methods for the prevention of disease transmission for patients and dental healthcare providers including: standard infection control procedures sanitation, disinfection, sterilization and storage quality assurance protocols for instrument processing equipment and procedures in accordance with manufacturers’ instructions personal protective equipment immunization 3.1.3 Discuss the ethical and legal considerations of treating patients with infectious diseases 3.1.4 Employ accepted safety standards for infection prevention and handling of hazardous materials and substances in the workplace according to Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) and Occupational Health and Safety Regulations