a. Woodson Plastic Instrument Number One (PLUGGER, PLASTIC). This is a
restorative instrument often used as a periosteal elevator in oral surgery.
b. Spatula Number Seven. This wax instrument also is often used as a
periosteal elevator. It is blunt on one end and pointed on the other.
c. Molt Periosteal Elevator Number Nine. This elevator has a curved, blunt
blade at each end.
d. Seldin Periosteal Elevator Number 22. This elevator has a flat handle with a
small blade at each end. The blades are angled and shaped to give easy access to all
locations in the mouth. All edges are rounded slightly to avoid needless injury to the
CURETTES (CURETTE, ALVEOLAR)
Curettes (figure 3-17) are instruments designed to remove extraneous material
from tooth sockets and other spaces in the alveolar bone. Their nibs are spoon-shaped
and their shanks are angled to reach different areas of the mouth. Standard curettes
include Molt curettes 1, 2, 4, (anterior) and 5L, 6R, 9L, 10R (posterior).
Figure 3-17. Curettes.