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Article: Volume 47 Number 11 Page 972 - December 2020

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Technique Tips:  The Battle of the Lower Molar Extraction Forceps: Cowhorn versus Eagle Beak

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Abstract: The goal of any dentist when carrying out a tooth extraction is to ensure ease of removal with minimal force in a swift manner that preserves socket integrity, minimizes trauma and improves the patients’ trust in the surgical ability of the operator.

Author notes: Satnam Singh Rehal, BDS(Hons), MBBS(Lon), MFDS RCPS(Glasg), Speciality Doctor OMFS, NWLH London and Parminder Shoker, BDS, MFDS RCS, DDHLM (FGDP), DipConSed (N’cle), Msc – Oral Surgery, Speciality Doctor OMFS, QMC Nottingham. email: