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A replica of the natural dentition and alveolar mucosa used in training dental professionals.


Model of upper and lower dental arches used in teaching dental treatment methods.

typodont (tī´pōdont),

n an artificial model containing artificial or natural teeth used for teaching technique exercises. Also called
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Participants were instructed to explore all four quadrants of the typodont starting with the distobuccal surface of the first tooth in the upper right quadrant, using their normal instrumentation technique, for up to five minutes.
Comparison of frictionalforces during the initial leveling stage in various combinations of self-ligation brackets and archwires with a customdesigned typodont system.
Kusy, Frictional evaluations of dental typodont models using four self-ligating designs and a conventional design, Angle Orthod, 75(1), 75-85(2005).
They practiced on a typodont first and subsequently on adult volunteers until they became proficient in obtaining intra-oral images.
A machined, circular stainless steel standard die was prepared in the position of mandibular right second premolar, in a typodont teeth model.
Using a template, permanent first molars (#3, 14, 19, 30 typodont teeth) in each quadrant were coated with one cc of artificial calculus on the mesiobuccal surfaces.
2) This is similar to the education of hygienists today, where students use typodont models to learn and master scalers and curettes, grasp, fulcrum and strokes before being introduced to a live patient.
One-third of the root was covered with a mixture of modeling wax and sticky wax in the ratio 1:1 and the remaining portion was embedded in the self-cure acrylic, which formed the base of the typodont.
The simulated scaling task involved performing debridement of simulated calculus on quadrant four (lower right quadrant) of a typodont fitted into a manikin head.
Participants were trained with a typodont and formatively evaluated by the students for accurate instrumentation and assessment techniques.
Thus, the dental hygiene students were responsible for the following procedures: probing, exploring, performing periodontal debridement, root planing if necessary, polishing if indicated, educating the patient on oral health and demonstrating proper toothbrushing and flossing techniques on a typodont and in the patient's mouth.
Each typodont had artificial brown stain placed on the facial and lingual surfaces of 3 predetermined teeth in each quadrant (3, 4, 7, 11, 12, 15, 19, 20, 24, 25, 29, 30).