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cast

Overview page. Subjects: Dentistry — Art.

To reproduce an object, such as a piece of sculpture, by means of a mould (usually of plaster) taken from it. A cast is also the copy so produced.

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copal

Overview page. Subjects: Dentistry — Art.

Resin from various tropical trees which, during the 19th century, was cooked with oil to produce a picture varnish. Copal varnishes have been blamed for much of the cracking and darkening...

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flux

Overview page. Subjects: Art — Dentistry.

N.

Any substance that lowers the melting or softening temperature of the mix or compound in which it is present. In dentistry it is included in ceramic materials and used when...

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MILES, Albert Edward William (1912 - 2008), Professor of Dental Pathology at The London Hospital Medical College, 1950–76, retired; Hon. Curator, Odontological Collection, Royal College of Surgeons of England, 1955–89

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P ublished online April 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Education; Organization and Management of Education; History of Art; Arts and Humanities; Exhibition Catalogues and Specific Collections; History of Medicine; Medicine and Health; Dentistry. 212 words.

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safelight

Overview page. Subjects: Photography and Photographs — Dentistry.

A special lamp emitting low-intensity red-orange light of long wavelength used in the darkroom to provide working visibility without affecting (fogging) the photosensitive emulsion of the...

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veneer

Overview page. Subjects: Dentistry — Art.

Thin sheets of decorative material, usually wood, but also occasionally ivory, tortoiseshell or brass, used to cover the surface of furniture constructed of coarser and cheaper wood.

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wax

Overview page. Subjects: Dentistry — Art.

A malleable substance obtained from various animal, vegetable, and mineral sources, most commonly the matter secreted by bees as the material of honeycomb; when bleached and purified it can...

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