Advanced Instrumentation for the General Practice Dental Hygienist

Course Number: 569

Diamond Coated File Scalers

Diamond tipped scalers are conical shaped and designed for furcation areas. They are made with a medical grade diamond coating all around the tip (360º). In order to safely use this instrument, there must be loose tissue or exposed furcations. It easily removes calculus in the furcation area using a light back and forth stroke (Figures 40‑41).

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SDCN7 – Nabers Probe Style has paired ends (both right and left). It has a universal use. Its long shank and curvature allows good access to furcations (Figures 42‑43).

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SDCM/D7 – Mesial end is concave and the Distal end is convex. This instrument is made for the line angles and deep grooves (Figures 44‑46).

Figure 44. Mesial and Distal.

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