Self-assessment questions and learning guides
These self-assessment questions and learning guides are based on the material of the previous section, but may also link to material covered elsewhere. They are not intended to be comprehensive, but give an indication of the understanding and problem solving abilities expected at an undergraduate level. You will not find all the information you require to answer these questions in this textbook of essential facts. Use these questions to guide your additional reading and learning.
• How would you investigate a patient presenting with a sore uniformly-depapillated tongue?
• How would you differentiate the various causes of anaemia using special investigations?
• Which malignant neoplasms may present as gingival swellings or gingival enlargement?
• How might a dentist notice the first signs of lymphoma or leukaemia?
• What are the oral complications of chemotherapy for lymphoma and leukaemia?
• How would you manage a patient presenting with post-extraction haemorrhage?
• How may post-extraction haemorrhage be prevented?
• What systemic complications of HIV infections may impact on the provision of routine dental care?
• Which oral lesions might raise suspicion of immunodeficiency?
• How do the presentations of gingivitis and periodontitis in patients with immunodeficiency differ from those in normal patients?
• How would you investigate and manage a patient with an enlarged upper lip?
• Discuss non-infectious occupational risks of the practice of dentistry. How may they be prevented?