Originally Posted by DentistNINE
1. Which universities among UCLA,UCSF, USC, SUNY Buffalo allow to disengage the typhodont during practical exam. I have been having real difficulty preparing the lingual side in indirect vision. Also, is it allowed to put on a band to protect the adjacent tooth at these universities?
2. Is their an option to control the speed(to a limited extent) of the handpiece either by foot or hand control?
At USC and UOP,you are allowed to hold the typhodont in your hand.Suny Buffalo definitely needs the typhodont to be mounted.I am not sure about the other two.
I think at USC,they prefer the students not to use the matrix bands,but usually universities do allow it.
The speed is easily controlled with the foot control.It works just like the accelerator in your car.Sudden hit will ramp up the speed,while light pressure brings a more controlled speed.I think you really need to practice before you go to the interviews.Having a good foot control is very important else your prep is messed up.