The power of ultrasonics! Work smarter, not harder...
Wouldn't it be great to use:
- Fewer hand instruments?
- Instruments that don't need sharpening and that last longer?
- Less time for subgingival debridement and less local anesthesia for periodontal debridement?
- Less effort to remove heavy calculus, resulting in less muscle strain and hand fatigue?
If you answered "Yes!," then our new Ultrasonic Instruments course is for you.
An ultrasonic scaler used routinely reduces the need for a large assortment of hand instruments, saves time, and provides ergonomic benefits. Plus, complete prophylaxis for routine perio maintenance can often be performed with just one universal tip!
Take this course and get a complete overview of ultrasonic instruments, their advantages and limitations and guidelines for their use, so you can work smarter, not harder.
How to know what to order? If you don’t have a copy of the textbook then choose the book and test option. Does a friend already have the book or do you? Then just order a test that can be delivered either via email or mailed as a hard copy. All tests can be taken online or via our mail option.
(book and test) Traditional Hardcopy
The Power of Ultrasonics
Last reviewed: August 1, 2016
Expires: August 1, 2019
- Characteristics of sonic and ultrasonic scalers
- Ways in which ultrasonic instrumentation improves supragingival and subgingival debridement.
- Methods of controlling release of dental aerosols.
- Effects of ultrasonic debridement on periodontal tissues, teeth, and restorations.
- Techniques for appropriate use of ultrasonic instruments
- Contraindications against use of ultrasonic scalers and side effects related to their use.
- New developments in ultrasonics and dental applications other than periodontal therapy.
Table of Contents
- Mechanical Scalers
- Effects of the Ultrasonic Scaler
- Cooling Scaler Tips
Antimicrobial liquid coolant
- Effects of Professional Supra- and Subgingival Debridement
Clinical effects of manual instruments versus mechanical scalers
Removal of plaque (biofilm)
Effect on the composition of the microflora
Removal of calculus
Removal of endotoxins and root cementum
Is the apical part of the pocket reached?
Access to furcations
- Effects of Mechanical Scalers on the Tooth and Surrounding Tissues
Effect on the enamel
Changes of the root surface
Effect on the pulpal tissue
Effect on the periodontal tissues
- Possible Side Effects of Mechanical Scalers
Effect on restorative materials
Incidence of a bacteremia
Effect on operators' hands
Effect on the hearing of operator/patient
- Correct Application of Ultrasonic Instruments
Adjustment of ultrasonic units
- Systematic Treatment with Mechanical Scalers
For a periodontal patient
Maintenance care/gingivitis treatment
- New Developments
- Dental Applications Outside Periodontal Therapy
Enhanced setting of glass-ionomer cement
- References/Suggested Reading