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Course: Instrument Sharpening: Never A Dull Moment - Hinman.org

Speaker Information

Ms. Nancy Dewhirst
Laguna Beach, CA
OSHA/Clinical Safety/ ergonomics

Th106 - Instrument Sharpening: Never A Dull Moment
Date/Time: 3/17/2022   8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Type: Participation   Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $195.00  Other Fee: $195.00
Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants

This workshop demonstrates how to preserve the original instrument design and shape while creating sharp edges, using a variety of hand and mechanical techniques and devices, loupes and lights. A slide presentation and interactive dialogue lay the groundwork for clinical instruction and participant practice, using hand sharpening techniques and several mechanical sharpeners with magnification. Understanding of the key geometrical relationships between instrument surfaces and edges will help attendees be successful.

Learning Objectives:

• Learn optimal periodontal instrument designs.

• Understand how to preserve optimal instrument design while sharpening.

• Discuss objectives and goals of sharpening.

• Compare various hand sharpening techniques.

• Compare various mechanical sharpening technology and techniques.


Note: Attendees must provide their own loupes for the course.