Because what better way to attract new readers than with the riveting topic of those tiny numbers on the handles of instruments such as hatchets and hoes?! This is one of those things people will tell you might turn up on boards, so you should know it. Is it commonly asked on boards? I don't know. I don't remember seeing it on my board exam, but I took that quite some time ago.
A dentist and educator, sharing resources and experiences with her colleagues and students.
Side note - whenever I refer to Sturdevant or Summitt, I'm citing one of these two electronic textbooks:
- Heymann, Harold, et al. Sturdevant's Art and Science of Operative Dentistry. 6th ed., Mosby, 2012.
- Hilton, Thomas J. Summitt's Fundamentals of Operative Dentistry: A Contemporary Approach. 4th ed., Quintessence, 2013.