This course provides knowledge in amalgam restoration. Amalgam restoration refers to the application of mercury-based compounds for the treatment of decayed teeth. These fillers may also include tin, copper, and silver, and are often dentists' material of choice for use in posterior (back) teeth, because of their ability to better withstand the greater pressures exerted on the back teeth when chewing.
There are three principal stages in the amalgam restoration process, each of which is covered in detail in this module. This includes the trituration and transfer of the amalgam after the tooth has been prepared, tooth carving and tooth contouring and burnishing.
The SIMTICS modules are all easy to use and web-based. This means they are available at any time as long as the learner has an internet connection. No special hardware or other equipment is required, other than a computer mouse for use in the simulations. Each of the SIMTICS modules covers one specific procedure or topic in detail. Each module contains:
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