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Dental terminology Chapter 4


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copy deck
used to grasp the instrument. Supplied in various weights, diameters, and surfaces.
shaft or handle
connects the handle to the working end. It is sometimes called the instrument neck.
also called the blade or the nib. The rounded end is the toe, the pointed end is the tip.
working end.
dental setup
used for reflection, retraction, and visual observation.
mouth mirror
sharp, flexible, pointed instrument used to detect caries and calculus, to explore restorations or surfaces and furcations, to make marks and pick up cotton points or materials.
tweezer-like pinchers used to transport materials to or from the mouth.
cotton forceps
longer pointed instrument with measured marks on the tip. used to assess tissue pocket depths.
periodontal probe
double-ended instrument with a diagnosing probe tip at one end and an explorer at the other.
double-ended instrument with a probe-marking tip on one end and a pen oth the opposite.
thin-bladed hadn instrument with a pointed tip and two cutting edges. used to "scale" or scrape off hard deposits from teeth.
sharp blade in the shape of a sickle. Used to remove calculus from the tooth surfaces.
sickle scaler
round-tipped thin blade with a longer neck and two cutting eges. Used to remove subgingival deposits.
nonmetallic, resin-tipped instrument, designed to remove deposits around titanium implant abutments.
implant scaler/curette
hand instrument with flat-bladed incision tips of various shapes and angles. Used to remove or recontour soft tissue.
periodontal knives
handle for attaching assorted size and shaped blades. Used to incise or remove tissue.
hand instrument with long-necked, cup-like, sharp-edged blades.
hand instrument with a long, slender, curved, flat blade.
gingival margin trimmer
smaller bladed instrument with a tip resembling a farm hoe.
hand instrument with a sharp-edged hatched-like tip. Used to remove hard tissue.
thin-bladed hand instrument used to remove decay or carve newly placed restorative material.
double-ended long-necked, carving instrument with a pointed tip on one end and a disc-shaped blade on the other end. Used to carve anatomy features in newly placed restorations or to remove decay and tooth tissue.
cleoid/discoid carver
hand instrument with narrow, straight blade used to cut away enamel tissue.
hand instrument with a flat balde used to carry, transfer, and pack materials or to carve restorative material.
plastic filling instrument

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