Honing Our Edge: Options for Maintaining Periodontal Hand Instruments

Karen Siebert, BSDH, MA, Honing Our Edge: Options for Maintaining Periodontal Hand Instruments
Speaker: Karen Siebert, BSDH, MA
Category: Periodontics
CE Credits: 1.5
Format: PDF
As clinicians, the hand scaling instruments we use become part of our professional persona. More importantly, maintaining the working edge is a challenge, one that’s a constant source of discussion in...more
  • Released: 1/1/2017
  • Expiration Date: 6/30/2025
  • Review Date: 6/30/2022
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This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 1.5 hours of CE credit by Farran Media.
AGD Code: 490.

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As clinicians, the hand scaling instruments we use become part of our professional persona. Many hygienists refer to loving or hating certain instruments. It is an emotional attachment. More importantly, maintaining the working edge is a challenge, one that’s a constant source of discussion in the dental hygiene profession.

Just visit the Hygienetown.com message boards to see how much discussion this hot topic creates. Bottom line: When we consider what’s best for our patients, there’s only one answer: a sharp, properly angled working edge. However, how to best maintain a consistent edge is a much more complicated matter.

Educational Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
  • Understand FDA regulations of Class I devices
  • Review clinical considerations of a sharp instrument
  • Discuss the challenges of manually sharpening
  • Identify the risks of using dull instruments
  • Discuss manual and mechanical sharpening options
Description of Speaker:
Karen Siebert, BSDH, MA, is a part-time clinical instructor and adjunct faculty, teaching courses in oral pathology and the dental hygiene process for patients presenting with medical concerns or special needs. A clinical educator for American Eagle Instruments, she received her BSDH from the University of Iowa, and a master’s degree in educational leadership from the University of Illinois Springfi eld. Before fi nding her passion in dental-hygiene education, Siebert practiced clinically, implementing nonsurgical periodontal programs and managing dental hygiene departments in two practices. Her career endeavors have expanded to include writing and presenting curriculum for continuing education courses and webinars, as well as articles focusing on both clinical applications and current technology. She is a member of Careerfusion, ADHA, ADEA and OSAP.

The speaker declares that neither he nor any member of his family have a financial arrangement or affiliation with any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this continuing dental education program nor has a financial arrangement with any product or service mentioned in this course. The speaker discloses that he has a financial interest in consulting dental professionals in the subject matter that he is lecturing on.

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