- TIME: 9:00 AM-12:15 PM
- AUDIENCE: Dentist, RDH
- CE UNITS: 3.0
- LECTURE #: 013
- AGD CODE: 490
- MODERATORS: Dr. Dan Daley & Dr. Raj Shah
Educational Grant provided by NORDENT DENTAL INSTRUMENTS
Periodontal instrument sharpening and shaping can be confusing, cumbersome, time consuming and impractical at chairside – where it is needed the most. Dull and/or misshaped instruments are ineffective and can also cause damage to the root and soft tissues. Whaṯs more, use of dull instruments can contribute to clinician fatigue, discomfort and/or injury.
Discover the time-tested, practical and effective methods for chairside periodontal instrument sharpening and shaping in this exciting and innovative workshop.
NOTE: Clinical experience using periodontal instruments required.
ATTENDEES TO BRING: Loupes & headlamp (if used in practice); Sterilized sharpening stones and any sharpening supplies she/he currently utilizes (e.g., test sticks, oils, etc.); Sampling of a few sterilized periodontal instruments that the workshop attendee wants to practice on. Instrument types can include: curettes, scalers, Kirkland knife, Orban knife, Goldman-Fox knife and/or surgical chisels.
Workshop is limited to 24 attendees.
- Understand instrument sharpening and shaping
- Learn practical methods for clinically evaluating for instrument sharpness and shape
- Learn how to effectively sharpen and shape periodontal instruments
- Each Attendee - $225 includes instrument samples
San Francisco periodontist George K. Merijohn practiced 28 years and is Associate Clinical Professor in postdoctoral periodontics at UCSF and U Washington. He is a leading clinician and educator in periodontics and an authority on gingival recession prevention, management, and minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Merijohn authors articles on gingival recession & the evidence-based approach; publishes; consults; lectures internationally; & leads gingival grafting workshops. He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice and is the founder and director of the Meadowood Dental Study Club in Napa Valley California.Go to: MERIJOHN AM HANDS-ON #013 Go to: MERIJOHN PM INTERACTIVE SEMINAR #016 Go to: MERIJOHN AM HANDS-ON #023