The Dental Kit
In the next 10 pages, there are lists of medicines, instruments, and other
supplies recommended in this book. Keep them together in a kit. You may
want to change some of them, or add others to meet your own needs.
As a dental worker, you will be able to get many of the items on the lists
from your government medical stores. Some things you will have to buy
yourself. That can be expensive, so we make several suggestions to help
you save money.
Before you order, decide how many of each thing you need. Ask yourself: How
many persons do I treat each day? For what problems? Then order enough
medicines and supplies for three months.
Note: As more people learn about the treatment you can give, more
will come to ask for your help. Remember this when you order.
Remember, also, that some persons may need more than one
On pages 208 to 209 we give an example. We recommend how many
medicines, supplies, and instruments you will need if you see 10 people a
day—200 a month. You cannot be exact, of course, because you cannot predict
exactly what problems will arise. However, we can say that, on the average:
In a group of 10 persons with urgent problems:
• 6 persons need you to take out 1 or more teeth (so you must inject)
• 2 persons need cement fillings
• 2 persons need medicine before you can treat them.
Many of these persons must return for another visit:
• 5 persons need you to scale their teeth and teach them how to care
for them better
• 1 person will need a cement filling
• 2 persons will need treatment after taking medicine.