Procedures

To minimize duplication, a basic clinical and laboratory armamentarium are listed here once; they can be referred to throughout the chapter as needed. As each new procedure is discussed, only items necessary to augment the basic armamentarium will be listed.

Clinical Armamentarium (Fig. 15-25)

• Protective eyewear

• Periodontal probe

• Saliva evacuator

Periodontal Probe
Fig. 15-25. Basic clinical armamentarium.

• Gauze squares

• Gingival displacement cord

• Astringent solution

• Cotton-roll pliers

• Plastic filling instrument

• Cotton pellets

• Petrolatum

• Autopolymerizing resin

• Three dappen dishes

• Cement spatula

• Backhaus towel clamp forceps

• Soft lead pencil

• Straight, slow-speed handpiece

• Carborundum disks with mandrels, SHP

• Fine garnet paper disks (/,-inch diameter) with mandrels, SHP

• Tungsten carbide burs, SHP

• High-speed handpiece with air-water supply

• Tungsten carbide 12-fluted finishing bur, FG (e.g., 7803)

• High-volume evacuation

• Articulating ribbon and holder

Dental Casting Procedures
Fig. 15-26. Basic laboratory armamentarium. A, Assorted small items appearing on the accompanying list. B, Pressure curing vessel. C, Cast trimmer. D, Dental lathe and dust collector. E, Ultrasonic cleaner and liquid detergent.

Laboratory Armamentarium (Fig. 15-26)

• Protective eyewear

• Face mask (for respiratory protection)

• Soft lead pencil

• Gypsum-resin separating medium

• Autopolymerizing resin

• Two dappen dishes

• Cement spatula

• Polypropylene syringe

• Pressure vessel

• Straight, slow-speed handpiece

• Carborundum disks with mandrels, SHP

• Fine garnet paper disks (7/8-inch diameter) with mandrels, SHP

• Tungsten carbide burs, SHP

• Muslin wheels

• Robinson bristle brushes

• Felt wheels (1-inch diameter) with mandrels

• Resin-polishing compound

• Ultrasonic cleaner with detergent solution

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