COURSE 4: Armamenteria
A) Alginate Impressions for Denture Repair
B) Face Bow Registration
C) Tissue Management During Impression Making
D) Temporary Bridge
E) Fabrication of Bruxism Appliances
An assistant must also pass a written test on the subjects listed above.
COURSE 4 ARMAMENTERIA
To successfully complete the clinical portion of this course, each participant will complete the following procedure:
1) Temporary bridge—each participant will successfully fabricate a three-unit temporary bridge as per “Temporary Bridge”—Criteria” (found at the beginning of that section in the study guide).
For the required clinical tasks the GDA Expanded Duties program will provide the following:
1) Temporary bridge fabrication—The GDA will provide pre-op model and putty for fabrication of a matrix. The GDA will also provide a prepared model on which a temporary bridge may be fabricated.
For the required clinical task YOU will provide:
1) Each participant will bring three (3) temporaries that s/he has fabricated prior to the course, as well as the models on which the temporaries were made. At least one of the temporaries will be a three-unit bridge or larger.
2) General needs—you will provide any disposables that you need (patient napkins, cotton rolls, gauze, etc.) as well as napkin chains and any instruments you require to complete the tasks.
3) Temporary bridge fabrication—you will provide the temporary material (acrylic, BIS-GMA, etc.) of your choice. You will provide burs, stones, separating disks, etc. required to fabricate a three-unit bridge as well as a lab engine (preferred) or air-driven hand piece. You will provide articulation ribbon to verify occlusion. If you bring a hand piece that you use in the operatory, be sure that you bring the motor as well.
4) If you plan to use Bisacryl (BIS-GMA) material such as Integrity, Luxatamp, Protemp, or any of the myriad other choices of self-mixed (caulking gun style) temporary material, MAKE SURE YOU HAVE PRACTICED ON A PLASTIC MODEL. It doesn’t work on plastic like it does on the mouth! Regular acrylic works much better on the plastic dentoforms. PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE!
5) Any other materials, supplies, or instruments that you require for the successful completion of the tasks as set forth above. If you use different materials in your office, feel free to bring what you are accustomed to using. You are not required to use the supplies provided by GDA.