# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Dental Careers II Task 2053966669

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Assist with an amalgam procedure.


Assistance should include
  • preparing the instrument tray
  • placing and removing matrices
  • mixing and manipulating bases, cements, and amalgam
  • placing amalgam
  • polishing amalgam with a slow-speed hand piece with a prophy cup
  • placing and removing the rubber dam
  • disposing of amalgam
  • delivering pre- and post-operative instructions.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What are at least three hand-cutting instruments? How would you describe them?
  • What instruments are found on an amalgam tray setup?
  • Why is calcium hydroxide used?
  • What is the purpose of the matrix band and retainer?

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