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question in carving ( please.....my exam in on monday )

Discussion in 'Dental' started by enobeno, Mar 13, 2002.

  1. enobeno

    enobeno Junior Member

    Mar 7, 2002
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    what is the best method in carving fossa ( such as lingual fossa in ant. teeth ) ?
    also what is the best instrument to do that?
    Thank for all who reply
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  3. JML1DDS

    JML1DDS Member
    7+ Year Member

    Feb 21, 2002
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    In San Antonio we had our own specific carving instruments that were developed by someone from San Antonio. I used the Hollenbeck most of the time to do my carving because it was the sharpest instrument we had. Also, getting used to the Hollenbeck would help when carving amalgam with the Hollenbeck. Just pick an instrument that is comfortable for you and try to use that instrument for everything. I rarely used anything aside from the Hollenbeck. Carving is an artistic skill. If you are very artistic then it will come naturally to you after you get used to the medium (i.e. get used to the flowing of the wax and the consistency of the wax when carving. This probably doesn't help much.

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