Introduction

Advanced Instrumentation for the General Practice Dental Hygienist

COURSE NUMBER: 569

Vickie Parrish Foster, RDH, MEd

Credit Hours:

2 Hour(s)

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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...

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Overview

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.

  • Intended Audience:

    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

  • Cost:

    Free

  • Method:

    Self-instructional

  • AGD Subject Code(s):

    490

Learning Objectives

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.

Disclaimers

  • 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.

Author(s)

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement

  • The author reports no conflicts of interest associated with this course.
Vickie Parrish Foster

Vickie Parrish Foster

RDH, MEd

Vickie previously served as the Director of the Undergraduate Dental Hygiene program and as an associate professor in the Department of Dental Ecology at the UNC School of Dentistry in Chapel Hill for 32 years. On January 1, 2015, she retire...

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