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Clinical Skills Equipment, Instruments and Supplies

NDECCTM Equipment, Materials, and Instruments

You will be provided with all the necessary equipment, materials, and instruments for your examination. Information on the equipment of the test center, dental instruments, materials, and supplies will be provided in the NDECCTM Practical Guide (coming soon).

Invigilators will be present to ensure that the protocol is followed. If a problem occurs during the examination, including a problem with the supplied equipment, instruments, materials, and supplies, you must inform an invigilator immediately. A time extension will be given if you experience a cumulative delay of 5 minutes or more. No time extensions are given for tightening or repositioning teeth.

Typodonts and Teeth

The NDEB uses the series 200 typodont (D95SDP-200-GSF-OCC) and simulated teeth from Kilgore International.

Website: Kilgore International, Inc.

Phone: 1-800-892-9999

Series A21-200 pre-prepared teeth will be provided for the:

  • Class II amalgam restoration
  • Class IV composite resin restoration
  • Class II composite resin restoration

Series A5AN-200 permanent replacement teeth will be provided for the:

  • Metal-ceramic crown preparation
  • Provisional crown restoration
  • Class II amalgam preparation

The permanent replacement teeth are white in colour and are made of a uniform melamine material.

Series S12-200 teeth with simulated enamel, dentin and pulp will be provided for the Endodontic access preparation. These teeth have:

  • Simulated enamel and dentin:

The simulated enamel and dentin in the crown of the teeth are white in colour and are made of a uniform composite resin material with no demarcation between the simulated enamel and dentin. The simulated dentin in the root of the teeth is made of clear resin. The teeth have been manufactured so that procedures may be performed using normal pressure with a dental bur and, if desired, finishing can be done using normal pressure with sharp hand instruments. Fractures may occur if an attempt is made to remove a large section of tooth structure, or if excessive force or dull instruments are used.

  • Simulated pulp chamber and canals:

The simulated dental pulp chamber and canals are hollow spaces lined with red colouring.

Note: The use of metal hand instruments in teeth may leave a grey stain on the simulated teeth.

Frequently Asked Questions

You will be provided with all the necessary equipment, materials, and instruments for your examination.
The Test Centre will be equipped with A-dec simulators, Darwin 1.
The handpieces used in the Test Centre will be Kavo handpieces. The handpieces are air driven.