Experiential tool Dentistry Personal Orientation Project (pop) Dentistry



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Cross-section of a tooth


Inventory









  • Two (2) 250 mL beakers

  • Mixing bowl

  • Powdered plaster

  • Mixing spatula

  • Two (2) dental moulds

  • Wax sticks (1 per student, as needed)

  • Candle with base

  • Matches

  • Three (3) carving instruments

  • Ivorine Dentoform® model

  • Piece of nylon stocking

  • Box of disposable mouth mirrors (2 per student)

  • Wall mirror

  • Pad of odontograms (dental records) (3 per student)

  • Disclosing tablets (2 per student)

  • Paper cups

  • Blue and red coloured pencils

  • Laminated colour print of a cross-section of a tooth (Appendix B)

  • Letter size paper

  • Box of disposable gloves (2 pairs per student)

1. “Dentist: Job Description,” Career Cruising, accessed December 11, 2012, http://public.careercruising.com/ca/en.

2. “Dental Specialties,” Canadian Dental Association, accessed December 11, 2012, http://www.cda-adc.ca/en/dental_profession/becoming/specialties/.

3. “Dental Hygienist: Job Description,” Career Cruising, accessed December 11, 2012, http://public.careercruising.com/ca/en.

4. “Dental Lab Tech: Job Description,” Career Cruising, accessed December 11, 2012, http://public.careercruising.com/ca/en.

5. “Denturist: Job Description,” Career Cruising, accessed December 11, 2012, http://public.careercruising.com/ca/en.

6. Ibid.

7. “Dental Assistant: Job Description,” Career Cruising, accessed December 11, 2012, http://public.careercruising.com/ca/en.

8. The brown mould in the box of materials represents the upper teeth; the blue mould represents the lower teeth.

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.)


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