The purpose of using instrument and tray setups is to enhance productivity and infection control by setting up trays prior to the patient visit.

1. TRAYS
There will be five tray setups. Here are examples:

Blue – Basic tray
Green – Amalgam tray
White – Composite/ compomer tray
Mauve – Sealant tray
Lilac – Preventive/periodontal tray

2. INSTRUMENT BAG SETUPS

A. #1: Diagnostic Bag – Mirror, explorer, cotton pliers, periodontal probe
B. #2: Amalgam Bag – Amalgam plugger, burnisher, carver, excavator, amalgam carrier
C. #3: Composite Bag – Plastic instrument, excavator
D. #4: Preventive/periodontal Bag – Columbia curet 13-14, Gracey curets 1-2, 11-12, 13-14, India stone
E. Anesthetic Syringe Bag

3. SPECIFIC TRAY SETUPS

A. Basic Tray – Used for examinations, child prophylaxis (no scaling), endodontics, surgical procedures, stainless steel crowns, consultations.

Materials on tray – Diagnostic bag (#1), tray cover, two to three gauze pads, headrest cover, patient towel

B. Amalgam Tray – Used for amalgam restorations

Materials on tray – Diagnostic bag (#1), amalgam bag (#2), anesthetic syringe bag, tray cover, headrest cover, patient towel, saliva ejector, high speed suction tip, 4 cotton rolls, 1 cotton applicator stick, 1 piece of articulating paper, high speed handpiece, bur changer

C. Composite Tray – Used for composite restorations, compomer restorations, and crown forms

Materials on tray – Diagnostic bag (#1), composite bag (#3), anesthetic syringe bag, tray cover, headrest cove5/30/07ip, 4 cotton rolls, 1 cotton applicator stick, 1 mylar strip, 1 piece of articulating paper, high speed handpiece, bur changer

D. Preventive/periodontal Tray – Used for scaling, root planing

Material on tray – Diagnostic bag (#1), preventive bag (#4), tray cover, two to three gauze pads, headrest cover, patient towel, dappen dish filled with topical anesthetic, 4 cotton tip applicators, saliva ejector

E. Sealant Tray – Used for the placement of sealants

Materials on tray – Diagnostic bag (#1), preventive bag (#4), tray cover, headrest cover, patient towel, 6 cotton rolls, dry-aids, sealant wells, benda-brushes, saliva ejector, high speed suction tip, air/water syringe tip, fluor of pumice, low speed handpiece, prophy angle