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Self Guided Instructional Material: Cast Post and Core Restoration

Published: November 16, 2010 | 10.15766/mep_2374-8265.8203

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  • Post and Core Module MededPORTAL.pdf

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This resource is a self-guided instructional module on the fabrication of a cast post and core. It is designed to assist learners through the detailed step-by-step instructions of the procedure. In this resource, two techniques are demonstrated: direct fabrication and indirect fabrication of the post and core pattern. Learners can use this resource for self-paced learning while faculty can utilize it to augment lectures and discussions. This resource has been used in preclinical courses for several years. Students reported positive experiences in terms of learning at their own pace. The pictures and instructions provided a useful guide for students in learning the cast post and core.

Educational Objectives

By the end of this scenario, participants will be able to:

  1. Recognize the indication and restorability of the tooth requiring cast post and core (CPC).
  2. Determine the length and width of the post.
  3. Prepare the canal of the tooth to receive the CPC restoration.
  4. Fabricate an acrylic pattern of the CPC using direct technique.
  5. Fabricate a wax pattern of the CPC using indirect technique.
  6. Prepare the tooth to receive the crown restoration.

Author Information

  • Ranier Adarve, DMD, MS, MHPE: University of Minnesota School of Dentistry
  • Wook-Jin Seong, DDS, MS, PhD: University of Minnesota School of Dentistry

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Adarve R, Seong W. Self guided instructional material: cast post and core restoration. MedEdPORTAL. 2010;6:8203. https://doi.org/10.15766/mep_2374-8265.8203

This publication is co-sponsored by the American Dental Education Association.