Dental Materials and Lab Work

This course gives an overview of the dental equipments and lab work. This course can be undertaken by the dental assistants to perform their job better.

Introduction of the course In this module, we will learn about various dental materials & lab work that an assistant should be aware of. This module covers various key topics like Impression trays Dental cements : Types & Manipulation Impression materials: Types & Manipulation Gypsum products: Types & Manipulation Disinfection of dental impression & Fabrication of dental cast Instructors: Dr. Abhinav Kathuria, MDS; Dr. Ravneet Lamba, MDS & Dr. Shallu Khatri, BDS Facility Credits: Gums & Braces Dental Clinic

Curriculum For This Course

There are dental materials designed to be key components in every type of dental procedure.

This chapter will make you learn various general dental terms that are used in daily practice in a dental office & an assistant should be aware of.

Impression making is an important dental procedure which is itself incomplete without impression trays.

A dental cement is a multi-purpose dental material handling of which is one of the important tasks for a dental assistant in a dental clinic.

Yet another dental material of prime importance which is used almost every day in a dental setup. This e-learning video describing properties of commonly used impression materials will enable the learner to mix & handle various impression materials.

This video gives insight of properties of various gypsum products & special care to be taken during their handling.

A separate chapter has been dedicated just to impression making where each step of fabrication of dental impression is explained in detail & a special note has been added to handling of Alginate impression material.

In this important chapter on materials, Dr. Abhinav through a demonstrative video explains the procedure for mixing alginate used to take the measurement of teeth. The dental assistant is being taught the figure of eight motion of mixing.

Fabrication of the dental cast is the mostly the first step of any treatment procedure. Through this chapter the learner will learn about parts of cast & various steps involved in fabrication of dental cast.

Disinfection is defined as the process of cleaning something, especially with a chemical, in order to destroy bacteria.

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