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Appendix B
Instruments Used in the Restorative Procedures

The following is a list of instruments appropriate for each step of the restorative procedure:

1. Removing decay:

a. Darby-Perry excavators 5 & 6 (10 Series)
b. Darby-Perry excavators 21 & 22 (20 Series)
c. Black's excavators 63, 64, (large); 56, 66 (small) (60 Series)

2. Finishing the cavity preparation:

a. Bi-beveled hatchet number 17
b. Mono-beveled hatchets numbers 51 and 52 (large pair); numbers 53 and 54 (small pair) (50 Series)
c. Bin-angled chisels numers 81 and 83 (80 Series)
d. Straight chisels numbers 84, 85, and 86 (80 Series)
e. Wedelstaedt chisels numbers 41 and 42 (4-0 Series)
f. Gingival margin trimmers numbers 77,78; 79, and 80 (70 Series)

3. Preparing and placing the base material:

a. Glass slab or mixing pad
b. Stainless steel spatula
c. Ladmore plugger number 3
d. Woodson pluggers numbers 1, 2, and 3
e. Dycal instrument

4. Confining the restorative material in cavity preparation

a. Amalgam

(1) Tofflemire matrix retainer
(2) Tofflemire matrix band number 1 (Universal)

b. Resins

(1) Celluloid matrix (for proximal restorations)
(2) Cervical matrix retainer (facial and lingual restorations)
(3) Celluloid crown forms (for specific teeth for Class IV resin restorations)

c. Intermediate Restorative Material

(1) Tofflemire matrix retainer (posterior)
(2) Celluloid matrix (anterior)

5. Preparing and placing of the restorative material

a. Amalgam

(1) Amalgam carrier
(2) Black's pluggers number 1 and number 2

b. Composite resins

(1) Mixing equipment furnished with the restorative materials
(2) Plastic placing instrument

c. Acrylic

(1) Stainless steel spatula
(2) Medicament (Dappen) dish
(3) Plugger (dental officer's preference)
(4) Sable brush (for brush-bead technique)

d. Intermediate Restorative Material

(1) Stainless steel spatula
(2) Parchment pad
(3) Plugger (dental officer's preference)

6. Finishing the restorative material

a. Amalgam

(1) Tanner 5T
(2) Hollenback number 3
(3) Cleoid number 92
(4) Discoid number 89
(5) Articulating paper
(6) Finishing burs

b. Composite resins

(1) Surgical knife
(2) Finishing burs (12 fluted carbide only)
(3) Diamond points and wheels
(4) White and green stones
(5) Cuttlefish finishing strips
(6) Sandpaper disks

c. Acrylic

(1) Surgical knife
(2) Cuttlefish strips (for proximal restorations)
(3) Sandpaper disk on snaphead mandrel (facial and lingual restorations)

d. Intermediate Restorative Material

(1) Amalgam carvers
(2) Number 8 round bur

 

 

 

David L. Heiserman, Editor

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Revised: June 06, 2015