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ridges or folds in the mucosa of the palatal surface
Surfaces of teeth:
hard, glistening tissue covering the anatomic crown of the tooth; outermost layer covering the coronal portion of the tooth that protects dentin.
used to permanently cement a casting to the tooth; fluid in consistency that hardens
Doctor of Dental Surgery
American Dental Association
Specialty in dentisty designed to prevent, intercept, and correct skeletal and dental problems; deals with maloocclusions of the teeth and associated structures
Members of Dental Health Team:
- Dental Hygenist
- Dental Assistant
- Laboratory Technition
treats patients from birth to adolescence; often treats kids with behavioral or emotional problems
involves diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the oral tissue supporting and surrounding the teeth.
G. V. Black:
came up with the dental classifications and perfected amalgam.
Retromolar area pad:
space on the mandibular arch behind the last molar
High Velocity Evacuation
Rubber Dam Indications:
- infection control protective barrier
- safeguards patients mouth against contact with debris and other materials
- protects patient from inhaling or swallowing debris and other materials
- protects tooth from contamination of saliva or debris
- protects oral cavity from exposure to infection after infected tooth is opened
- provides moisture control
- improves access by retracting lips, tounge and gingiva
Basic Set up:
- mouth mirror
- cotton pliers
carves interproximal anatomy
carves occlusal anatomy
extra space behind the last molar on the maxillary arch
division of a two rooted tooth
adaptation of the human body to the work environment.
- ball burnisher
- beaver tail burnisher
Most common surgical blades:
- promote healing
- controls bleeding
- assists in attachment of tissue
nonabsorbable: removed in 5-7 days
Right handed dentist:
pass instruments in horizonal direction
removes the periosteum from the bone
specialized connective tissue covering all bones in the body
What instrument excavates decay?
What does and endodontist treat?
How should you pass instruments?