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A Complete Glossary of Dental Definitions

Study Models

Study models are duplicates used to study. Dental study models are impressions of the teeth that are poured in stone so that the dentist can examine how the teeth function. Study models also allow the dentist to diagnose and treat oral health problems.
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Safety Strap
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A plastic strap which prevents a facebow from coming loose and hurting you.

Sagittal Plan
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The longitudinal vertical plane that divides the mouth into two halves (left and right.)

Sanitization
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A cleaning process which reduces germs to a "safe" level.

Scaler
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A tool with a curved hook on one end.

Sealant
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A sealant is a substance applied to seal a surface

Second Bicuspid
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The teeth just behind the first.

Second Molar
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The teeth just behind the first.

Secondary Teeth
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Your permenant teeth.

Seperator
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A plastic or metal part which the orthodontist uses to create space between your teeth for bands.

Space Maintainer
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A gadget used to maintain a space in your mouth.

Spee
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The curve of spee is the curvature of the occlusal plane of the teeth.

Sterilization
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A process where a medical material is treated to remove all possible germs and other forms of life.

Stop
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A bend or auxiliary attachment placed on a wire to limit the archwire from sliding or moving in the bracket slot of the bracket.

Study Models
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Study models are duplicates used to study

Key: blue = General Definition green = Dental Specialty brown = Field Of Practice
teal = Dental Procedure violet = Disease orange = Anatomy
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