Accession Number : ADA191195

Title :   Dental Porcelain Furnaces: Test and Evaluation.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan-May 87,

Corporate Author : SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TX

Personal Author(s) : King, Arlo H ; Weyrauch, Curtis D ; Park, Paul R

PDF Url : ADA191195

Report Date : Jan 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 47

Abstract : Because of the wide selection of dental porcelain furnaces on the market and the resultant confusion, the Dental Investigation Service (DIS) undertook this study to offer USAF dental clinics information to aid them in their selection of the best unit for their particular requirements. This report compares the capabilities and features of these furnaces. The information from this report can be used by dental clinics to assist in the selection of porcelain furnaces to meet their particular requirements. The evaluators grouped all porcelain furnaces into three categories: automatic, manual, and glazing. They also arranged the vacuum pumps into a separate table. The following criteria were developed by USAFSAM evaluators to compare the units against the most desired and required features. Keywords: Dental porcelain ovens; Dental glazing ovens; Dental equipment.

Descriptors :   *CERAMIC COATINGS, *FURNACES, *GLAZES, *OVENS, CLINICAL MEDICINE, DENTAL EQUIPMENT, DENTISTRY, SELECTION, VACUUM PUMPS, DENTAL PROSTHESES, MEDICAL EQUIPMENT, TEST AND EVALUATION

Subject Categories : Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE