Please note that this is a half-day presentation
Effective periodontal debridement and the reduction of oral inflammation are largely dependent on equipment choices and clinical technique. Current research shows that Canadian Dental Hygienists are underutilizing and incorrectly implementing ultrasonics. Don’t be part of this demographic!
This fast-paced workshop combines cutting edge teaching methods with active magnetostrictive ultrasonic equipment to focus on calculus removal and biofilm assault. Calibrate your ultrasonic knowledge and technique and achieve an improved level of clinical confidence as you are given the opportunity to use manikin heads, typodonts and a variety of inserts for complete debridement based on best practice and patient assessment. With emphasis on insert selection, adaptation, sequencing, and activation, RDHs of all levels will see improved clinical performance. Patient comfort, sound ergonomics, and minimizing aerosols will be highlighted—learn to work smarter and not harder!
At the completion of each workshop, the participant will be able to:
- Learn technique oversights that hinder clinical outcomes and how to avoid them.
- Demonstrate the most effective principles of ultrasonic instrumentation, including grasp, fulcrum, lateral pressure, activation and adaptation.
- Determine best practice for insert selection, power level and sequencing.
- Describe the benefits and limitations of straight and curved ultrasonic instruments for debridement.
- Learn how to access furcations, concavities and rotations using curved ultrasonic inserts
- Increased understanding of how to achieve patient and clinician comfort while using ultrasonic technology and minimizing aerosols.