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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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This resource contains a set of instructional videos showing the process of fabricating a master cast for fixed prosthodontics. It is primarily intended for dental students to learn the laboratory components involved in full coverage crown restoration. Twelve short clip videos were produced and packaged together to depict the step-by-step sequence of master cast fabrication. The resource has an interface that allows student to watch the videos in full control. They can pause, forward and playback to watch the segment of the video clip. The interface also provided students the ability to read and scroll the narrative description of procedure while watching each of the video clips.

After taking the final impression for fixed prosthodontics, dental students should be able to pour up their impressions and fabricate master cast to complete the process of full coverage crown treatment. These procedures require knowledge of the steps and the skill to perform the procedures. This resource which contains several short videos has been very helpful for dental faculty in aid of teaching. They use the resource to demonstrate the details of the steps while allowing the students to watch multiple times.

The resource helps standardize the approach and technique and reduces the confusion that students may experience due to varying techniques that may be shown by multiple dental faculty in the large class setting. The resource also serves as an advance organizer that provides a good overview to students, thus shortening the time required to explain the content of the material to new students. The resource also serves as a reference for students to review procedures when needed.

Educational Objectives

  1. To describe the steps in fabricating a Master Cast for Fixed Prosthodontics.
  2. To perform the following procedures: box the final impression, pour the final impression, trim the master cast, prepare the removable die, and pour the base of the master cast.
  3. To demonstrate the use of the Pindexing Machine.
  4. To 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.