Periodontal Instrumentation and Sharpening
Hands-on course
14 Nov 2014, 13:00 - 16:30 Dubai, UAE Area of interest: General Dentistry

Abstract

In the past decade, there have been significant advancements in periodontal instrumentations such as:

  • Miniaturization of manual and powered instrument tips
  • Use of both magnetostrictive and piezoelectric ultrasonic instruments
  • Anesthesia and local anesthetic gels
  • Magnification
  • Instrument metals that require less or no sharpening
  • Lasers

The hands-on course will focus on the use of the miniaturized Gracey Curette which allows better access to furcation and narrow pockets. When should an extraoral or alternative fulcrum be used and how can we generate more force with the hand instrument.In addition, is the periodontal probe or an explorer more efficient in defining the root surface for remaining subgingival calculus?

Agenda

13:00 - 13:15
Planning: Goals of Periodontal Therapy
13:15 - 14:15
Instrumentation
14:15 - 14:30
Discussion
14:30 - 15:00
Hands-on Periodontal Probe, Power Scaling, Magnification, Scalars, Knowledge of tooth anatomy