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GERODONTOLOGY Lola Giusti Associate Professor, DDS, CERT, Department of Dental Practice, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, University of the Pacific, San Francisco, CA, USA CV Lola Giusti is a 1981 Graduate of the USC School of Dentistry. She practiced dentistry for 20 years in both Salt Lake City and Marin County, California, owning and operating her own practices. She has served the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry since 2002 as Clinical Faculty in Removable Prosthodontics, as a Group Practice Administrator, and currently as Coordinator of Radiology Clinical Services. As Course Director of the Complete Denture Preclinical Series she was recognized for Excellence in Teaching three times by the Student Body. Her current position requires oversight of the Radiology Curriculum from the first year through the WREB examinations. Questions What was the objective of the study? q a. q b. q c. q d. Determine the number of teeth lost by seniors; Determine the seniors’ need for dental care; Determine the association of certain attitudes and behaviors upon tooth loss; None of the above. A statistically significant association was evident between tooth loss and going? q a. q b. q c. q d. ten or more years without seeing a dentist; five or more years without seeing a dentist; two or more years without seeing a dentist; one or more years without seeing a dentist. What negative correlation with having 10 or more teeth was found in this study? q a. q b. q c. q d. seeing a dentist twice a year; seeing a dentist twice a year or more frequently; having full time employment for most of the patient’s life; None of the above were negative correlations. Which of the following does not influence long-term retention of teeth? q a. q b. q c. q d. 130 avoidance of cigarette smoking; avoidance of cocaine use; avoidance of dental visits; avoidance of methamphetamine use. STOMA.EDUJ (2014) 1 (2)