Dental Forceps for Mandibular Anterior and Bicuspids There are three hawkbill-type forceps: the Mead #MD3, the #Dental Forceps No. 13, and the #Dental Forceps No. 22. The Mead #3 forceps are used on mandibular anterior and bicuspids, the #13 forceps are used on mandibular first, second bicuspids, and the #22 forceps on mandibular first, second, and third molars. The beaks are perpendicular to the working action of the handles. This design gives the dentist a great deal of leverage with minimum effort. The major difference between these forceps is the width of the beaks because they are used to remove different teeth.