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Fabrication of Master Cast for Fixed Prosthodontics: Step by Step Procedural Videos

Published: January 4, 2012 | 10.15766/mep_2374-8265.9068

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After taking final impressions for fixed prosthodontics, dental students should be able to pour up their impressions and fabricate master casts to complete the process of full coverage crown treatment. These procedures require knowledge of their steps as well as skill to perform them. This resource contains a set of instructional videos showing the process of fabricating a master cast for fixed prosthodontics. The resource is primarily intended to teach dental students the laboratory components involved in full coverage crown restoration. Twelve short videos have been produced and packaged together to depict the step-by-step sequence of master cast fabrication. The resource has an interface that allows students to watch the videos with full control. They can pause, forward, and play back while watching. The interface also provides students with the ability to read and scroll through the narrative description of the procedure while watching a video clip. This resource has been very helpful in aiding dental faculty with their teaching. Faculty use the resource to demonstrate the details of the steps while allowing the students to watch multiple times. The resource standardizes approach and technique, thereby reducing any confusion students might have experienced due to the varying techniques shown by multiple dental faculty in a large class setting. The resource also serves as an advance organizer that gives students a good overview, thus shortening the time required to explain the material to them. Additionally, the resource can serve as a reference for students to review procedures when needed.

Educational Objectives

By the end of this session, learners will be able to:

  1. Describe the steps in fabricating a master cast for fixed prosthodontics.
  2. Perform the following procedures: boxing the final impression, pouring the final impression, trimming the master cast, preparing the removable die, and pouring the base of the master cast.
  3. Demonstrate the use of the pindexing machine.
  4. Demonstrate die trimming.

Author Information

  • Rainier M. Adarve, DMD, MS, MHPE: University of Minnesota
  • Luther Ison, CDT: University of Minnesota

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Adarve R, Ison L. Fabrication of master cast for fixed prosthodontics: step by step procedural videos. MedEdPORTAL. 2012;8:9068. https://doi.org/10.15766/mep_2374-8265.9068

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