214 Where There Is No Dentist 2012
MAKING YOUR OWN DENTAL INSTRUMENTS*
Here are a few ideas for making instruments at low cost. Try to use
materials that are available where you live.
Can you think of any other materials you can use?
Each instrument has two parts: a handle and a working piece at the end.
Join them together:
… with wire:
… with glue or even wax:
If you make the end flat, it can prevent the working piece from turning.
Pound the working piece with a hammer and make a flat slot in the handle
so the working piece cannot turn.
*I am grateful to Aaron Yaschine for the ideas in this section.