8. Amalgam Restorative Instruments

Amalgam Restorative Instruments

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image Amalgam Carrier

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Function ent

To carry and dispense amalgam for cavity preparation

Characteristics ent

Practice Notes ent

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image Amalgam Carrier must be cleaned, bagged individually or bagged/wrapped in a tray setup, and then sterilized. A chemical/steam indicator device should be included in the wrapping.

image Condenser (Plugger)—Smooth and Serrated

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Functions ent

Characteristics ent

Practice Note ent

Smooth and Serrated Condensers are used on amalgam, composite, and temporary filling tray setups.

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image Smooth and Serrated Condensers must be cleaned, bagged individually or bagged/wrapped in a tray setup, and then sterilized. A chemical/steam indicator device should be included in the wrapping.

image Interproximal Condenser

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Functions ent

Characteristics ent

Practice Note ent

Interproximal Condenser is used on amalgam, composite, and temporary filling tray setups.

image Interproximal Condenser must be cleaned, bagged individually or bagged/wrapped in a tray setup, and then sterilized. A chemical/steam indicator device should be included in the wrapping.

image Liner Applicator

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Function ent

To place calcium hydroxide or glass ionomer in cavity preparation

Characteristics ent

Practice Notes ent

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image Liner Applicator must be cleaned, bagged individually or bagged/wrapped in a tray setup, and then sterilized. A chemical/steam indicator device should be included in the wrapping.

image Burnishers—Football, Ball, and Acorn

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Functions ent

Characteristics ent

Practice Note ent

Football, Ball, and Acorn Burnishers are used on amalgam, composite, and temporary filling tray setups.

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image Football, Ball, and Acorn Burnishers must be cleaned, bagged individually or bagged/wrapped in a tray setup, and then sterilized. A chemical/steam indicator device should be included in the wrapping.

image T-Ball Burnisher

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Functions ent

Characteristic ent

Single ended

Practice Note ent

T-Ball Burnisher is used on amalgam, composite, and temporary filling tray setups.

image T-Ball Burnisher must be cleaned, bagged individually or bagged/wrapped in a tray setup, and then sterilized. A chemical/steam indicator device should be included in the wrapping.

image Beavertail Burnisher

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Functions ent

Characteristic ent

Single or double ended

Practice Note ent

Beavertail Burnisher is used on amalgam, temporary filling, and dental dam tray setups.

Jan 8, 2015 | Posted by in Dental Nursing and Assisting | Comments Off on 8. Amalgam Restorative Instruments
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