Contemporary healthcare models for dentistry and medicine have shortened the time a provider spends with their patient but still demands high quality outcomes. Oral healthcare providers are expected to produce the same quality outcomes as in years past with less time allotted for patient care. This course will teach a contemporary approach to dental hygiene procedures that improves efficiency of debridement, decreases operator muscle strain
and injury, and maximizes procedure time with integrated technology. The technology boom of the 21st century has changed the healthcare landscape and
revolutionized the dental field. Digital scanning in the dental operatory improves patient communication and identification of treatment needs. Debridement efficiency and root conservation are greatly improved with new power instrumentation technology such as ultrasonics, supragingival, and subgingival air
polishing. Come and learn to work smarter, not harder, while integrating evidence-based dentistry in your dental hygiene operatory.
1. Identify the benefits of digital scanning in
the dental hygiene operatory.
2. Diversify your ultrasonic magnetostrictive
insert or piezoelectric tip portfolio to safely
and efficiently debride complex root
anatomy to decrease time of non-surgical
procedures and root surface alterations
while producing high quality clinical
3. Compare and contrast new innovative
magnetostrictive and piezoelectric ultrasonic
devices to technology of the past.
4. Incorporate an air polishing program for
biofilm management above and below the
gum line that conserves tooth structures and
improves efficiency compared to rotary