Dental Hygiene I

Project Description:

A dental triturator is used to mix the components of dental capsules before certain dental procedures and they are usually powered by electricity. When dental hygiene students travel internationally, often times there is no electricity and/or the powered triturators are not compatible with international outlets. Collaboration between NAU’s Dental Hygiene (DH) Dept and NAU Mechanical Engineering Dept (CHHS and CEFNS) have created this Spring 2017 capstone project for 3-5 mechanical engineering students to create a human powered mixer that can shake a capsule for 10 seconds.

Dental Hygiene I

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Team Sponsor:

Dental Hygiene Department.

Tracye Moore

Department Chair

Dental Hygiene

Phone: 928-523-6038

Amy Smith

Assistant Clinical Professor

Phone: 928-523-0520

Instructor and Mentor:

Dr. Oman


Mechanical Engineering

Blg 69 Rm #208

Phone: 928-523-0468