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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2006 7:29 pm    Post subject: Dental instrument kit Reply with quote

Hi guys,

Does anyone know what is in the dental instrument kit that dental students at Usyd have to buy?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2006 7:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats (To you and everyone else) on geting into BDent

Here is the list of equipment from this year (2006) that I got from the website. I would wait till they give you the "official list" during orientation but I doubt it will be much different. The "kit" was sold through the MedSoc bookshop (they have 2 shops - 1 at Uni and another at Westmead Hosp). You will also need to get a toolbox or bag that is big enough to carry all the gear. The articulator comes in its own box so that's fine. This year some 2nd year students also supplied the kit at a reduced price compared with MedSoc - I don't know if that will happen again next year.

The other thing you will probably need is a WhipMix block and a Nissin Model and a different bur kit for tooth conservation.

The WhipMix block is a flat ceramic block that has pictures of teeth and shapes on it that you practice using the drills on before destroying teeth.

The Nissin Model is a model of the jaws with plastic teeth that you practice on.

This is the equipment for the Prosthodontics labs:

Equipment Required for First Year Students
BDent Program 2006
Items Supplied as a Kit
Rubber Mixing Bowl 14cm
Plaster Spatula
Plaster Knife
Wax Knife
Wax Spatula
Le Cron Carver
Acrylic Mixing Spatula
College Ptn Dressing Tweezers
Labmin bullet Shaped rubber
Laboratory Apron
Safety Glasses
Tungsten Carbide Trimming Bur H261 Comet
Tungsten Carbide Trimming Bur H251 Comet
Tungsten Carbide Burs
Edenta [or alike

Items from other Suppliers
Piezo upright turbo torch blue
(Jaycar electronics)
Denar Anamark articulator
(Halas Dental Company)
RJU/ MJL 2/17/2006

I was also aske about the PBL topics for next year by dewi so I thought I'd post it here as well.

Below I copied last year's list of PBL topics. I could probably bet my entire lifes savings on them being identical next year! Especially since some of the lectures have not even been updated since 2000. Each one is covered in a week which includes up to 6 lectures, 3 PBL sessions and 1 or 2 Basic Clinical Sciences sessions which are like tute/lab groups.

I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions and I'll try to answer them for you

Enjoy your last real holiday for a while

Block No. Common name Clinical name
1Foundation Studies
1.01 Mr Sarich's chest pain Myocardial infarction
1.02 'I'm not sick' Eating disorders
1.03 Rachel's test results Phenylketonuria
1.04 'Is this serious' Breast cancer
1.05 Could it get worse? Dental abscess and cellulitis
1.06 'I've been here before' UTI in pregnancy
1.07 A letter from school Rubella
1.08 A question of communication Tuberculosis

2Drug and Alcohol, Musculoskeletal Sciences
2.01 Just coping Prescription drugs & alcohol use
2.02 Tracey's life Opioid dependence
2.03 New wheels Fractured femur (motor vehicle accident)
2.04 An embarrassing fall Fractured neck of femur, osteoporosis
2.05 'I must be getting old' Osteoarthritis
2.06 'She says she'll lose her job' Carpal tunnel syndrome
2.07 'Why me?' Rheumatoid arthritis
2.08 'I always work hard' Back injury, sciatica

3Respiratory Sciences
3.01 Not at fault Chest trauma, pneumothorax
3.02 Wheezing and breathless Asthma
3.03 Ex Navy Interstitial lung disease
3.04 Sleeping on the job Sleep apnoea, respiratory failure
3.05 A long battle Cystic fibrosis
3.06 Difficult circumstances Otitis media, pneumonia
3.07 Turning the tide Smoking as a public health problem

4.01 Always tired Anaemia
4.02 'While I'm here...' Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia, herpes zoster
4.03 A swollen knee Bleeding disorder
4.04 Pale and feverish Thalassaemia, malaria
4.05 Michelle's painful calf DVT, iron deficiency in pregnancy

5Cardiovascular Sciences
5.01 Going downhill Heart failure
5.02 A breathless pregnancy Valvular heart disease
5.03 A round of golf Myocardial ischaemia
5.04 Jennifer and David's baby Congenital heart disease, Down syndrome
5.05 Mr Fisher's snoring Hypertension
5.06 Considering alternatives Simple faint, alternative health practices
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2006 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry I forgot the most important thing.....


Get as friendly as you can with some dentists and get them to collect as many extracted teeth for you as they can. It doesn't matter how bad they are at first... just collect some.

The main ones you will need early are good canines and molars. The restored ones are used as neighbouring or anchor teeth so keep them as well.

Good hunting
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I recently recieved this question regarding the dental kits, and I thought it would be of benefit to everyone, so here it is....

.....Hi alex,

Could you help me locate the guys who were selling the kits cheaper than the bookshop? The kits seem very expensive. Is it true you don't need the kits after first year?

thanks mate.

And my reply was.....
I haven't got the details anymore. But once you get access to the website you will have access to all the students email addresses. So my suggestion is to wait untill you enrol and send an email out to the 3rd years to find out who it was that sold them this year.

I'm going into 2nd year so I hope we will be using the kits!! The use of the kits, especially the burs (ie drills) is dependent on the user. The burs are really fine and some people go through more than is supplied. All the other instruments will be used throughout the course, and you need them for when you start practice as well - so it's not really a waste of money - but yes it is expensive

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