Definition : Dental instruments designed to shape or cut materials used in dental restorations and/or dental prosthesis laboratories. Dental carvers are typically slender, single- or double-ended, handheld, manual instruments that are available in a variety of shapes and sizes. A variety of configurations (e.g., discoid carvers, cleoid carvers, discoid-cleoid carvers, Hollenback/Hollenbach carvers, Roach carvers) are available. Some dental carvers are designed as dedicated instruments intended for carving specific substances (e.g., dental amalgam, dental wax, composite dental fillings), while other carvers are double-ended instruments with different designs at each end, intended to carve more than one substance (e.g., dental amalgam, dental wax, carious dentin).
Entry Terms : "Tanner Cleoid-Discoid Carvers" , "Hollenback Carvers" , "Discoid Carvers" , "Cleoid Carvers" , "Dental Carvers"
UMDC code : 21012