Archive for September, 2007

Hard tissue pathosis and detection of:   1) Overhangs 2) Open contacts 3) Defective restorations 4) Recurrent caries 5) Incipient caries


Procedure codes PrevTX1 through PrevTX4 should be entered in your SOAP note for the exam Preventive treatment should be entered in the Preparatory sequential treatment plan. Preventive consult should be signed by the restorative instructor who gave you the restorative consult.


Restorative Cassette contain: 21 instruments counting across the cassette 8 additional items: amalgam carrier Dycal (Birtle) spatula hemostat scissor amalgam well articulating paper forceps tofflemire retainer anesthetic syringe stone   When you open a sterilized cassette, make sure that there are 21 instrumentsand that the additional eight items are present. It is at this time […]


Do not expect the dentures to feel comfortable at first. The muscles tend to dislodge the dentures, but with experience these muscles can be trained to assist in keeping these dentures, especially the lower, in place. Do not form the habit of loosening the dentures with the tongue and lips. The lower denture is seldom […]


Young adults who have lost teeth due to caries or periodontal disease may have an increased risk of death from heart disease


Radiograph FAQ

06Sep07

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) How do dental X-rays work? How often should radiographs be taken? What are the benefits of a dental radiograph examination? How do dental X-rays compare to other sources of radiation? What if I’m pregnant and need a dental radiograph examination? How do dental X-rays work? When X-rays pass through your mouth […]


RAP’s = Roentgen Area Product. Product of skin exposure (R) times exposure area (cm2). California Average Background Radiation per year = 1,836 RAP’s. Clinical exposure for Gendex 1000 UNIT set at 70 kVp, 15 mA using Precision Collimators for Periapicals using Bitewing Tabs for Bitewings, using Kodak Insight film. Use these numbers to update the […]