Advanced Instrumentation for the General Practice Dental Hygienist
COURSE NUMBER: 569
Vickie Parrish Foster, RDH, MEd
This course serves to review different types of instruments, their application and alternative fulcrums, and patient and clinician positioning that can be utilized to better access certain areas of the mouth and address special dental needs...
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This course serves to review different types of instruments, their application and alternative fulcrums, and patient and clinician positioning that can be utilized to better access certain areas of the mouth and address special dental needs that some patients may have.
In many general dental practices, the dental hygienist relies on a standard set of instruments and typical scaling procedures with most patients. Some patients provide a challenge for treating certain areas of the mouth or accessing areas for appropriate instrumentation with this standard set up. The dental hygienist must apply knowledge of dental anatomy and instrument design for periodontal debridement. In addition, they must utilize the most appropriate instrument for the area to effectively and safely treat patients with both periodontal and special dental needs.
The purpose of this course is to broaden the horizons of the general practice dental hygienist in treating some of the special needs of patients by utilizing advanced instrumentation and /or instruments that are not typically in the general practice set up for initial or periodontal recall patient treatment.
Dental Hygiene Students, Dental Hygienists, Dental Students
Date Course Online:
Apr 30, 2019
Last Revision Date:
Dec 31, 2000
Course Expiration Date:
Apr 29, 2022
AGD Subject Code(s):
Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:
- Apply knowledge of instrument design to select the most appropriate instruments in periodontal debridement.
- Utilize knowledge of tooth morphology, fulcrum placement, instrument design, and patient/clinician positioning to safely and effectively treat periodontal and special dental needs of patients.
- P&G is providing these resource materials to dental professionals. We do not own this content nor are we responsible for any material herein.
- Participants must always be aware of the hazards of using limited knowledge in integrating new techniques or procedures into their practice. Only sound evidence-based dentistry should be used in patient therapy.
Note: Registration is required to take test.
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8/1/2021 to 7/31/2027
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