Tips and Tricks of non – Surgical Powered Instrumentation and Polishing to Brighten Smile
Hands-on course
04 Nov 2016, 09:00 - 18:00 Dubai, UAE Area of interest: General Dentistry, Oral Hygiene

Abstract

Healthy teeth and gums make a person feel confident and fit. As people go about their daily routines and with different eating and drinking habits, the tooth enamel turns yellowish or gets stained. Polishing traditionally has been associated with the prophylaxis procedure in most dental practices, which patients know and expect. However, with overzealous use of the polishing procedure, there is wearing the superficial tooth structure. This would lead to more accumulation of local deposits. Also, it takes a long time for the formation of the fluoride-rich layer of the tooth again. Hence, nowadays, polishing is done selectively based on the patients’ need. The presentation gives an insight into the different aspects of the polishing process along with the different methods and agents used for the same.

Course Objectives

  • Fundamental skills for powered instrumentation
  • Position, grasp, finger rest, lateral pressure, motion activation
  • Adaptation of powered instrument tip
  • Angulation of powered tip
  • Approach to calculus removal
  • Moving the instrument tip
  • Polishing material selection criteria
  • Cleaning and polishing options
  • Accessories to help to polish 

Agenda

09:00 - 11:00
Lecture:
  • A general explanation of materials
  • Fundamental skills for powered instrumentation
  • Position, grasp, finger rest, lateral pressure, motion activation
  • Adaptation of powered instrument tip
  • Angulation of powered tip
  • Approach to calculus removal
  • Moving the instrument tip
  • Polishing material selection criteria
  • Cleaning and polishing options
  • Accessories to help to polish
11:00 - 11:30
Discussion
11:30 - 12:00
Break
12:00 - 13:00
Lunch Break
13:00 - 14:00
Hands-on Course:
  • Powered instrumentation demonstration on one quadrant – Phase I:
  • Ultrasonic tip selection
  • Use of standard tips for calculus removal
  • Use of straight slim diameter tip
  • Use of curved slim diameter tips
  • Adaptation of powered tip
13:00 - 15:00
Hands-on Course:
  • Polishing demonstration – Phase II:
  • Myths and truth
  • Problem identification
  • Can’t see treatment area
  • Can’t locate the calculus
  • Poor illumination of the treatment area
  • Can’t maintain adaptation
  • Polishing materials
  • Polishing techniques
  • Final Discussion
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