Equipping a dental laboratory: Making a plaster trap

G. Roger Troendle, Karen B. Troendle

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A plaster trap is a necessity for any dental laboratory. This article describes a technique for making an inexpensive plaster trap from a31/2 gallon bucket and two trap adaptors. The materials are readily available and the armamentarium necessary to assemble the plaster trap is minimal. Making a plaster trap has two advantages. First, it can be made for a fraction of the cost of those purchased commercially and second, the plaster trap is easily cleaned by replacing the bucket without remaking the lid portion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)723-724
Number of pages2
JournalThe Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oral Surgery


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