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dental mirror

An instrument commonly used for viewing occlusal and distal surfaces of teeth.
See also: mirror
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den·tal mir·ror

(dentăl mirŏr)
Device that has a reflecting mirrored surface at its working end to view tooth surfaces that cannot be directly visualized.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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The purposes of this study are to form the anatase [TiO.sub.2] photocatalytic thin films on glass slide and commercial dental mirror substrate surfaces using a hydrolysis of titanium alkoxide, and to examine the hydrophilicity, the degree of oxidizing power, and the transparency of the anatase [TiO.sub.2] photocatalytic thin films.
Six examiners were calibrated to perform dental examination utilizing a modified WHO oral health assessment form with disposable dental mirrors in natural day light.
The patients were examined clinically under artificial light, using a sterile dental mirror and recorded the patterns of partial edentulism according to Kennedy's classification after consent.
Clinical examination was performed under natural light with a dental mirror and dental probe.
Three trained dental surgeons performed oral examination using disposable examination sets comprising of dental mirror probe and tweezer.
were diagnosed using an examination kit containing dental mirror explorer tweezer facial mask and ster- ile gloves.
Oral examination was carried out for each patient by the same examiner using a dental mirror explorer and periodontal probe.
However, Abdul-Jabbar A.T12 reported that dentists who usually use the dental mirror in positions where a direct view is difficult had significantly less pain and discomfort.
Using an explorer and dental mirror and clear illumination, mouth was examined thoroughly and carious teeth were recorded.
Dental caries were checked by using probes, dental mirrors and proper light.