Recap: DIY Dentistry Class

Extract the fun!The i3detroit DIY Dentistry event was a big hit, and everyone had a fantastic time- at least until the anesthesia wore off! i3 member Dustin returned from a recent trip to Latvia armed with the knowledge and tools to make this class a jaw-crackin’ success.

Interest in self-dentistry is higher than ever. Thanks Obama!

A group of eager new mouth-hackers.

Dustin began the day with a brief history of DIY dentistry, and provided many DIY DOs and DON’Ts (for example, DON’T use bondo for fillings; DO visit Thingiverse for fillings and crowns you can 3-D print with ease.)

The hammerdrill setting is only for the most stubborn cavities.

The hammerdrill setting is only for the most stubborn cavities.

When anesthetizing a patient, Dustin recommends a “mixed cocktail” of pain relievers. For this tooth extraction, i3 member Ted washes down Darvocet, Xanax, Melatonin, and baby aspirin with an antiseptic swig of vodka. It’s difficult to say how long it will take for a patient to reach comfortable sedation, so have an assistant on hand to hold down the patient when necessary.

Join us later this month for the DIY-GYN session that will be held in the craft room.

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Anesthesia is optional, but fun!

Anesthesia is optional, but fun!

Success!