19 Useful information and addresses

Chapter 19

Useful information and addresses

Laura Mitchell

David A. Mitchell

Lorna McCaul

Tooth notation

FDI

Permanent teeth

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Deciduous teeth

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Zsigmondy–Palmer, Chevron, or Set Square system

Permanent teeth

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Deciduous teeth

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Because of the difficulties of putting the grid notation in word processed documents it is common practice to indicate the quadrant by abbreviating the arch and side. Thus the upper right second premolar is UR5 and the lower left second deciduous molar is LLE.

European

Permanent teeth

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Deciduous teeth

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American Permanent teeth

Permanent teeth

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Deciduous teeth

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Some qualifications in medicine and dentistry

BA Bachelor of Arts
BC/BCh/BS Bachelor of Surgery
BChD/BDS Bachelor of Dental Surgery
BM Bachelor of Medicine
DDPH Diploma in Dental Public Health
DDR Diploma in Dental Radiology
DDS/DDSc Doctor of Dental Surgery/Science
DGDP Diploma in General Dental Practice
DOrth Diploma in Orthodontics
DPhil Doctor of Philosophy
DRD Diploma in Restorative Dentistry
DSc Doctor of Science
FDS Fellowship in Dental Surgery
FFD Fellow in Faculty of Dental Surgery
FFGDP Diploma of Fellowship in General Dental Practice
FRCGP Fellow of Royal College of General Practitioners
FRCP Fellow of Royal College of Physicians
FRCS Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons
LDS Licentiate in Dental Surgery
MBBCh/MBChB Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
MCCD Membership in Clinical Community Dentistry
MCDH Master of Community Dental Health
MD Doctor of Medicine
MDS Master of Dental Surgery
MDentSci/MDSc Master of Dental Science
MFDS Member of the Faculty of Dental Surgery
MFGDP Diploma of Membership of Faculty of General Dental Practitioners (UK)
MGDS Diploma of Membership in General Dental Surgery
MJDF Diploma of Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties at the Royal College of Surgeons of England
MOrth Membership in Orthodontics
MPhil Master of Philosophy
MRCGP Member of Royal College of General Practitioners
MRCS Member of Royal College of Surgeons
MSc Master of Science
NVQ National Vocational Qualification
PhD Doctor of Philosophy

Bur numbering systems

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File sizes (for endodontic therapy)

Size Tip diameter ISO colour
08 0.08 grey
10 0.10 purple
15 0.15 white
20 0.20 yellow
25 0.25 red
30 0.30 blue
35 0.35 green
40 0.40 black
45 0.45 white
50 0.50 yellow
55 0.55 red
60 0.60 blue
70 0.70 green
80 0.80 black
90 0.90 white
100 1.00 yellow
110 1.10 red
120 1.20 blue
130 1.30 green
140 1.40 black

Wire gauges

Size on wire gauge Diameter
Imperial (inches) Metric (mm)
14 0.080 2.0
19 0.040 1.0
20 0.036 0.9
21 0.032 0.8
22 0.028 0.7
23 0.024 0.6
24 0.022 0.55
25 0.020 0.5
26 0.018 0.45
27 0.0164 0.4
28 0.0148 0.37
29 0.0136 0.35
30 0.0124 0.3

Passing exams

Preparation

First, there is unfortunately no substitute for the sheer hard work of revising, and to have a chance of being adequate this should start well before the exam. Beware of those who try to impress by saying they have passed every exam, first time, having only started revising the night before. These people are not super-intelligent (in fact, their behaviour suggests the reverse) they have probably only been lucky … to date!

Equally well, the human brain is not a computer and revising for hours, day in day out, could result in ‘burn-out’. Each person needs to find their own method, but a break of 5–10min every hour and a complete hour off after 3 hours’ work, has succeeded for others.

It is important to be sure that you are revising the correct material in sufficient depth. One way of ensuring this is to go over past questions. If some are tackled under exam conditions, this also gives practice in exam technique.

If your nerve is strong enough it is probably wise to stop working 2–3 days before the exams start and have a rest, doing something that you enjoy. Most people baulk at this suggestion, but see the logic as of a marathon r/>

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