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Ultrasonic Scaling

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ultrasonic scaling

SPEAKER: Bonnie Miller, RDH, BS is the staff Registered Dental Hygienist at the Ryan Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Power scaling has become the standard of care in routine dental procedures, and, when used with expertise, can be as effective as hand scaling in nonsurgical periodontal therapy. This course will provide the foundations necessary for the veterinary clinician to develop skills to become proficient in the safe and effective use of sonics and ultrasonics.

Participants completing this course will understand the reasoning for use of power scalers, including a review of the periodontal disease process and oral anatomical structures. Differences in scaling equipment will be reviewed, including comparisons of sonic and ultrasonic, piezoelectric and magnetostrictive devices, and available options for tip design. Proper equipment adjustments and instrumentation techniques will be discussed, preceded by instructions for implementing important safety precautions for patients and clinicians.

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Veterinarians and Technicians

METHOD OF DELIVERY: Online Live Webinar

TUITION: $65.00



8:00 PM (EST) Introductions, web conference format and rules
8:05 Anatomical review of oral structures involved with power scaling
8:20 Current concepts in periodontal debridement
8:25 Comparison of sonic and ultrasonic devices
8:30 Mechanism of actions of magnetostrictive and piezoelectric units
8:45 Proper equipment setting adjustments: power, frequency, water
9:00 Options in tip designs
9:05 Important safety precautions for patients and clinicians
9:15 Equipment maintenance
9:20 Principles of instrumentation: grasp, cord control, fulcrum, pressure, stroke, adaptation
9:45 Questions and discussion
Post course quiz review
10:00 Questions/discussion

REFUND POLICY: If you find that you are unable to attend a course, your registration is transferable to a coworker upon written notice, or, a credit may be issued for use at a future date, to be used within 2 years. Due to the high costs associated with scheduling seminars, no refunds will be granted within 21 days prior to this event. Written requests received before 3 weeks prior to the course will be refunded less a $25 processing fee. No refunds or credits issued for “no shows”.

CANCELLATION POLICY: VetDent CE Associates reserves the right to revise program presentations, or to cancel programs if registration criteria are not met. A course may be cancelled if conditions occur beyond their control, resulting in a limited liability of a full refund of registration fees only. If such a situation occurs, VetDent CE Associates is not responsible for reimbursement of registrant’s travel or lodging expenses.

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