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02-5631-17039: Castable Metal Alloys in Dentistry

Course Abstract:

Contact Hours (CE): The Academy of Dental Learning and OSHA Training, LLC, designates this activity for 2 continuing education credits (2 CEs).
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Published: October 2012
Updated: July 2017
Expires:August 2020
Pages: 37
Course Instructors: Martin S. Spiller, DMD and Megan Wright, RDH, MS
No conflicts of interest are reported by the author or by educational planning committee members.

Educational Objectives

  • Understand how metal castings are made.
  • Describe the lost wax technique.
  • Describe the difference between a crystal and a grain.
  • Describe a face-centered structure.
  • List four noble metals.
  • Describe the role of ruthenium, iridium, and rhenium when added to alloys.<.ul>
  • Course Description

    Castable Metal Alloys in Dentistry is a course that gives you everything you really need to know (and just about everything you ever wanted to ask) about wrought and castable metal dental alloys. What is the difference between type I, II, and III gold? What is palladium, and how does it affect the alloy? How about all the other trace metals in an alloy? How does porcelain stick to a metallic substructure? Why choose one type of metal for a removable partial denture framework as opposed to another? What's the difference between grains and crystals? Why is gold soft? What is "strain hardening" and "cold working"? Who is allergic to which metals? We make it simple and interesting.

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Contact Hours: 2.00
Price: $30.00

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