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Old 11-03-2011, 05:56 PM
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Wonder where I can pick up a couple.
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Looks interesting, although looks like site last updated 2006 ... and the 'online' ordering form is horrendous.
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From FoxNews online dentist in a box. Looks pretty good if you can't get to a dentist for a time, however it is sold out of Australia. Will probably look around and see if there is anything like this in the U.S.

http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/...entist-in-box/
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Well i know whenever i had a filling come out or had any other dental problems, the dentist would repair it and put me on a healthy dose of antibiotics.
Im not a dentist, but im assuming this kit would probably only be VERY temporary until you can get to a real dentist for repair and medication.
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According to the news article it was developed for Australian servicemen in the field as a temporary help.
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I think that's the same temporary filling that comes in the dental emergency kits. If so, they're all over the place. The trauma kit is a great idea. But being temporary, one is going to have the problem of trying to find a dentist during the SHTF. Not just any dentist, but one with the necessary supplies and filling materials.
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find temp tooth filling kits at the local rite aid too. keep one in my first aid kit.
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Temporary filling kits are common.

I've got a big bottle of the powder somewhere...
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I think that's the same temporary filling that comes in the dental emergency kits. If so, they're all over the place. The trauma kit is a great idea. But being temporary, one is going to have the problem of trying to find a dentist during the SHTF. Not just any dentist, but one with the necessary supplies and filling materials.
That's why we've got two dentists (husband and wife) in our SHTF circle - and we've been stocking-up on dental supplies. Some things we have learned from them ...

1 - have plenty of Novocaine handy. Keep it in a fridge. Any old syringes will do (like insulin syringes) but they like to have their special reusable ones in the kit.
2 - maybe one of the most important things is dental adhesives. They've got three different kinds, three colors I think. We put plenty of that in the kit. Plus the epoxies and silvers for fillings - but they have some special ways they plan on approaching that problem if it occurs.
3 - Fordham tool and bits and a way to run it. We had to put our heads together for this one. We ended-up going with a Fordham tool that can run off of DC for obvious reasons.
4 - Keep stocking up on the Z-packs. Keep them in the fridge, but still, they will eventually expire after four or five years so you gotta rotate them. We try to stick a new Z-pack in the fridge (we keep ours in tupperware) every three months and we have maybe 15 or sixteen in there right now.
5 - and this may be the most important one of all. Once you bring a dentist into the circle, help them figure out their special BOB. Our couple doesn't like guns, but they love generators and prepping for everything else and they've got the money to really add to your group. So we had them focus on their BOB and the dental supplies they keep on hand at their office, tools and supplies, that they can throw into a bag and head to their cars with at the drop of a hat. That has evolved into a bag they keep packed these days and they don't mind us going through it and them showing it off whenever we are there.

There are a lot of doctors and dentists getting into the spirit of things these days. So don't limit yourself to the store bought kits. Make friends with your dentist, tell them what you have in mind, and you may be surprised how it turns out for you.

We did the same thing with a Urologist friend of ours and now he is full fledged prepping as part of our group. Plus, he is a surgeon. I gave his wife and him free concealed weapons training and it's turned into a legit friendship. He was an internist before becoming a urologist and a surgeon. He and his wife are valuable members and very active.

Don't be afraid to approach the medical professionals. That's the best way to make sure you are covered for some of these issues if the shtf. I've been absolutely amazed at how many doctors there are out there who are worried about our future society.
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Tooth pain can come on in a hurry and be crippling.
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A very important dental tip for SHTF is to take smaller bites & chew slowly. I have ALL my natural teeth except for two. The first one I shattered on a bone fragment in a piece of sausage & the second one I shattered on a bone fragment in a cheeseburger.

Both times it was very painfull & if a dentist wasn't available I'd probably have ended up shooting myself. My teeth are strong with deep roots. Both times it took the dentist a little over an hour to extract the broken tooth, so there's little chance I could have extracted them myself.

I've got to stop wolfing down my food like a starving animal, it will also help conserve food when it is scarce.
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Plus the epoxies and silvers for fillings - but they have some special ways they plan on approaching that problem if it occurs.
The epoxies don't have a very long shelf life, usually 1-3 years, and they will harden up and become unusable. Do you know how long is the shelf life for amalgam filling material? I haven't use it for 6 years since I left dental school but am now considering storing them as I think they will probably last longer. Would you be able to find out from your dentist friends how long is the shelf life for amalgam?

Also they might want to consider investing in one of these

http://www.aseptico.com/aeu-14cf.html



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Is there a website that sells basic dental supplies to the general public? I hadn't given any thought to dental problems in a shtf situation.
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also keep anti-septic mouthwash on hand too!
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You can buy lots of cheap dental instruments on ebay
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For basic dental knowledge I highly recommend the Hesperian's Where There Is No Dentist

They also have other health guides on their website

http://hesperian.org/books-and-resources/
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The epoxies don't have a very long shelf life, usually 1-3 years, and they will harden up and become unusable. Do you know how long is the shelf life for amalgam filling material? I haven't use it for 6 years since I left dental school but am now considering storing them as I think they will probably last longer. Would you be able to find out from your dentist friends how long is the shelf life for amalgam?

Also they might want to consider investing in one of these

http://www.aseptico.com/aeu-14cf.html



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I can find out anything you want to know from dentists. Two of the best one in this state are part of our group. Literally, I can find out anything you want to know. So anyone reading this thread, ask questions and I'll get them answered at the drop of a hat. I'll even make it a point to check the forum every day for the next five days to get all the questions answered.

And yes, that US-14CF MilSpec kit is exactly what we have in our group. Three of them actually. Two surplus and one we found still new in the blister pack. The two we bought surplus were US $275.00 and US $250.00 respectively with the cheaper one the nicer one. And then we found one on eBay last year brand new in the blister pack for US $1100.00 that our dentist couple bought on a whim and told us about after the fact. They are very proud of it.

Here's how you make the deal.

First of all, find an interested dentist in normal "it's best to be prepared" conversation.

Secondly, offer them full protection, food and supplies and a BOL for the cost of joining the group and bringing their expertise and supplies into the group.

Once you develop the relationship - disclose group numbers to them including age of group members. In our case we have nine children involved which is important. And four members over the age of 50. Now, the bonus for us was that they had two of our members come in for xrays and treatment at a greatly discounted price ... and I mean greatly discounted. Plus all of our member changed their insurance over to them and started using them for everything. It has paid off beyond any money would could have offered. And it looks like we've got an oral surgeon coming in at the next meeting in January.

But I'll type it again. Any questions anyone has, ask them in this thread and I'll get them answered asap PDQ. Matter of fact, I may start another thread just to make sure everyone can reap the benefits .... I'll put my guy on the speaker phone here and read him the questions every couple of days until we're done. Would that be okay for everyone?

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also keep anti-septic mouthwash on hand too!
Already know the answer to this question.

Take an empty mouthwash bottle. Fill it with 1/3 hydrogen peroxide, the kind that says "safe to use as mouth rinse" and the other 2/3rds with non alcohol mouth wash.

It'll cost you half what the whitening mouthwash costs like Crest Peroxide Wash, and it works better. Our dentists taught us that and it works well.
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My teeth were all good till I chipped one on something gritty in my muesli a month ago. There is no muesli in our SHTF food supplies now.
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Is there nothing better than Where There Is No Dentist? I mean, it's 28 years old now ... and I'm sure it's still highly relevant, but is there nothing more modern?
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