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This activity guide will give you the opportunity to try out some of the tasks of a dental assistant, dental hygienist or dentist. You will make plaster dental models as well as wax teeth and restorations. You will also chart your teeth on a graphic representation of a mouth, do a self-examination for dental plaque and practise the techniques of indirect vision and instrument transfer.
Activities 1 and 2
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Making a Plaster Dental Model
Activity 3
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Activity 5
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- Using Indirect Vision and Using the Explorer (YouTube video)

Note that the explorer is a dental instrument, as seen in the video.
Activity 6
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One-Handed Instrument Transfer Techniques

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