9. To simplify the measurements, we have used millilitres (mL) as the unit of measurement for the lab plaster. Normally, plaster is measured in grams (g).
10. The repair of a cavity is called a restoration. It is made from a filling material, which could be silver amalgam or a white composite. Other more sophisticated techniques also exist.
11. “What is an odontogram?” Answers.com, accessed December 7, 2012, http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_it_an_odontogram).
12. Plaque is a “sticky colorless film of bacteria that forms on teeth” (“Plaque and Your Teeth,” WebMD, accessed December 6, 2012, http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/plaque-and-your-teeth). It can contribute to tooth decay and gum disease.
13. “Vision, Indirect,” The Free Dictionary, accessed December 11, 2012, http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/vision.
14. Sarah Brooks, “Dental Assistant Passing Instrument Techniques,” eHow, accessed December 11, 2012, http://www.ehow.com/list_7635786_dental-assistant-passing-instrument-techniques.html.
15. John Abbott College offers Québec’s only English-language Dental Hygiene program. Denturism and dental technology programs are only available in French in Québec.
16. If you are interested, you can also try out the Medicine and Nursing tool kits, which should be available in your classroom. (The activity guides for these tool kits are also available on the POP Index website at www.repertoireppo.qc.ca/en.)