(2) Amalgam and wax carver (CARVER, DENTAL, AMALGAM AND WAX).
These include Hollenback carvers 1, 2, and 3 (figure 2-20). They are suitable for carving
both amalgam and wax.
Figure 2-20. Amalgam and wax carvers.
(3) Miscellaneous carvers (EXCAVATOR, DENTAL) (figure 2-21). Discoid
and cleoid carvers are adaptable to several uses, including excavation of carious dentin
and carving of amalgam or wax. They are named Black excavators 89 and 92. The
cleoid and discoid carvers are often found as a double-ended instrument. An example is
the Tanner number 5.
Figure 2-21. Discoid and cleoid carvers.