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Pediatric Forceps

Forcep to remove Maxillary deciduous teeth

The Pediatric Forceps #150S is used to remove maxillary deciduous teeth and is a scaled down version of the #150. The #151S, a smaller version of the 151, is used to remove mandibular deciduous teeth.

Hawkbill Type Forceps

Dental Forceps for Mandibular Anteriors and Bicuspids

There are three hawkbill-type forceps:

The Mead #3 forceps are used on mandibular anteriors and bicuspids, the #13 forceps are used on mandibular first, second bicuspids, and the #22 forceps on mandibular first, second, and third molars. The beaks are perpendicular to the working action of the handles. This design gives the dentist a great deal of leverage with minimum effort. The major difference between these forceps is the width of the beaks, because they are used to remove different teeth.

Mandibular Molars Forceps

Lower Jaw Molar Extracting Forceps

There are several popular extraction forceps for the mandibular molars, including the

Dental Forceps No. 15

These  are used to remove mandibular first and second molars. The beaks have concave inner surfaces with pointed projection on the tips. These forceps work well in grasping the crown with the two projecting tips extending to the bifurcation between the two roots on mandibular third molars. The left handle on the Dental Forceps No. 15 has a finger rest.

Dental Forceps No. 16

Forceps #16 are used to remove mandibular molars. The #16 forceps are nicknamed mandibular cowhorns when they are open. The left handle on the #16 has a finger rest.

Dental Forceps No. 17

Forceps #17, like the #15 and #16 forceps, are used on lower first and second molars. The beaks of the #17 forceps are similar to the beaks of the #15 forceps; however, the handle of the #17 is straight.

Dental Forceps No. 217

Forceps #217 are used to remove mandibular second and third molars. The beaks have inner concave surfaces and pointed projections much like those of the #15 forceps. The handles have a slight curvature and resemble those of the #151 forceps.

Dental Forceps No. 222

Forceps #222 are used on mandibular third molars. The beaks on the #222 forceps are rounded with concave inner surfaces, and angle sharply from the handle.

The Copper Sulphate Test

Test to evaluate quality of steel

This requires the immersion of the instruments in a chemical solution consisting of Copper Sulphate (CuSO4-5H20) 4g, Sulfuric Acid (H2SO4) 10g, and distilled water 90ml. The instruments should be thoroughly scrubbed with soap and water, followed by immersion in 95% Ethyl Alcohol. It should then be immersed in the Copper Sulphate solution for 6 minutes at room temperature. The Copper Sulphate solution will react with any free iron on the surface of the instruments, and plate out copper on them, any reddish discoloration of the surface indicates that the composition of the metal is not of a surgical grade.