Where There Is No Dentist 2012 215
Making the Three Instruments You Use Most
Mirror: Use old pieces of mirror or a shiny piece of tin. You even can use a
polished silver coin. A tongue depressor is the handle.
Probe: Use the end of a paper clip, pin or needle for the working piece. Rub
it against a smooth stone to sharpen it. Bend it so it can reach around to the
back of a tooth. Attach the working piece to a smooth stick handle (p. 214).
Tweezers: Draw the shape on a piece of tin and then cut it out with strong
scissors. Use a file or a smooth stone to make the edges smooth. Bend in
half to make the tweezers.