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term used to describe the basic tray setup used for most procedures

armamentarium

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small reflector on a handle, used to improve visualization

mouth mirror

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sharp pointed tool used to investigate the teeth for caries and defects, and assess surfaces and restorations

explorer

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tweezer-like instrument used to grasp structures and to carry materials to and from the oral cavity

cotton forcep

5

long pointed instrument used to assess depth of tissue pockets, bone loss and gingival health

periodontal probe

6

double-ended tool with a probe at one end, and an explorer on the opposite end

expro

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double-ended instrument with a probe-marking tip at one end, and a pen at the opposite end

pen-probe

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thin-bladed instrument with a pointed tip and two cutting edges used to scrape calculi and other hard deposits from the teeth, aka tartar

scaler

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distinctive sickle-shaped blade used to remove supragingival deposits

sickle scaler

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non-metallic tool used to scrape deposits near titanium implants

implant scaler

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sharp spoon-shaped blade used to remove subgingival deposits, also obtain tissue specimen for analysis

universal curette

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long, narrow, and sharp blade used to incise, remove or recontour soft tissue

periodontal knife

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disposable sharp blades attach to this handle, to cut tissue

scalpel handle

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group of instruments used to remove decay, prepare and restore tooth surfaces

restorative group

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long-necked, scoop-shaped tool with sharp-edged blades used to clean out and remove decay, shape the cavity.

excavator, commonly called spoon excavator

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slender, angled, beveled blade used to shape and break away enamel margins to prepare the tooth for restoration

gingival margin trimmer

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instrument with a small hoe-shaped tip to break enamel tissue

hoe

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type of excavator, sharp bevel-edged, hatchet-tip instrument to remove enamel and dentin

hatchet

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beveled cutting blade used to carve, shape, and contour newly positioned filling material

carver

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tool with an oval-shaped carving end, used to carve anatomy into newly placed restorations

cleoid carver

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double-ended tool, with an oval end and a round end

cleoid-discoid carver

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flat blade used to carry and pack materials, or carve restorative material

plastic filling instrument (PFI)

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rounded or oval-shaped flat tip that may be serrated, used to pack or condense unset restorative material into the cavity.

condenser, aka endodontic plugger or packer

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smooth rounded end to polish/smooth the surface of the restorative material

burnisher

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beaver tail-shaped burnisher used to smooth and carve pliable restorative material and to apply medication into a cavity preparation

beaver-tail burnisher

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to carry and deposit soft-form amalgam into the prepared cavity

amalgam carrier

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flat blade with a dull edge used to spread materials

spatula

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molded device placed around the tooth to provide a temporary artificial wall and to confine the restorative material to the tooth being restored

matrix, strip and retainer

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serrated edge used to smooth, grind, and contour restorations and to crush large calculi

file

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curved beveled tip with a large hole, attached to an evacuation system with regulated intensity controls to drain the mouth

high-volume evacuator