A training model for revitalization procedures

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Abstract

Aim:

To develop an inexpensive simulation model for training of revitalization procedures.

Methodology:

A replica of an immature maxillary central incisor was equipped with a mock blood reservoir at the root apex and embedded in a plaster model. Mock blood consisted of water supplemented with red pigments and fibrinogen, whilst thrombin was inserted into the root canal to allow for clot formation.

Results:

A true-to-life training model for revitalization procedures was established, where the induction of bleeding and formation of a blood clot can be mimicked. The model can be fastened to a patient mannequin and thus closely simulate the clinical setting.

Conclusions:

The newly developed model can be used for training purposes, both for dental students and for practitioners, to perform the treatment steps of a revitalization procedure.

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