Fabrication of a Band and Loop Space Maintainer

Publication ID Published Version
8137 June 20, 2011 1


Video of the fabrication of a band and loop space maintainer on a dentaform.

This resource consists of separate pieces of content. You may need to access via website, download resource files and/or request additional information from MedEdPORTAL staff to access the full publication. This video has greatly helped dental students visualize the steps required in fabricating a band and loop space maintainer. In addition, it has decreased the amount of faculty oversight required for the entire process while virtually eliminating unacceptable final products. Students will learn the clinical situations where this appliance might be used and better anticipate the challenges in the fabrication/delivery and removal of this appliance. Faculty will not have to recreate/reproduce the preclinical session for students. Students can view/review this topic at their leisure prior to actual fabrication for a patient.


Shulman E. Fabrication of a Band and Loop Space Maintainer . MedEdPORTAL Publications; 2011. Available from: https://www.mededportal.org/publication/8137   http://dx.doi.org/10.15766/mep_2374-8265.8137

Educational Objectives

The objective of this video is to enable the fabrication of a band and loop space maintainer on a dentoform. It includes instruction on fitting bands to teeth, taking a compound impression, bending wire and silver soldering.


  • Space Maintainer, Band and Loop


  • Dental
    • Pediatric Dentistry


  • Patient Care
  • Practice-based Learning & Improvement

Professional Interest

  • Instructional Materials/Methods
  • Oral Health

Instructional Methods

  • Assessment
  • Independent Learning
  • Problem-based Learning (PBL)
  • Tutorial

Organ Systems

  • Gastrointestinal system

Academic Focus

  • Clinical Sciences

Intended Audience

  • Professional School
    • Dental Student


  • Video

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