Periodontal Instrumentation
Hands-on Trainings
10 Nov 2018, 13:30 - 18:30 Area of interest: Oral Hygiene

Learning outcomes

  • Be able to recognise components of ergonomics and adapt hand and body positioning for healthy and safe clinical practice. 
  •  Understand the advantages and limitations of various explorer designs for optimal calculus detection. 
  •  Demonstrate proper grasp, fulcrum adaption, insertion, angulation and activation of a variety of periodontal instruments. 
  •  Identify the factors influencing the selection of instruments including the nature, location, and extent of deposit to be removed, the accessibility of the deposit or stain, and the topography of the tooth surface. 

Course overview

Clinical Skills required for providing periodontal therapy most effectively and efficiently may be enhanced and strengthened by viewing all instruments as a total unit rather than as separate entities.

This hands-on workshop, presents innovative instrument designs and solution driven approaches to meet the inevitable challenges of mechanically treating “invisible’ root surfaces and examine the design characteristics of a variety of hand instruments. Participants will be able to review current clinical instrumentation practice in a safe environment, review ergonomics and hand positioning for optimal clinical technique and reduction of stress injuries, and be able to ‘test drive” a variety of instruments that will be available and be shown the correct clinical technique for the use.

The course will provide practical principles for confronting clinical complications with dexterity, skill, and confidence. The appropriate selection of a combination of hand instruments will help maximise performance, minimize stress, and increase the clinician’s satisfaction level.


13:30 – 14:15
Instrument sharpening.
  • Review of instrument techniques with a practical component
14:15 – 15:30
Periodontal Instrumentation
  • Lecture: Assessment and Supragingival scaling
  • Hands on: Assessment instruments
  • Sickle Scalers
  • Universal curettes
15:30 – 15:45
Coffee Break
15:45 – 17:30
Lecture: Subgingival Debridement
Hands-on: Standard graceys, Mini-fives, After fives, Using Graceys in furcation areas
17:30 – 18:30
Lecture: Intro to Specialised Instruments
Hands-on: Vision curvettes, Diamond files, debridement curets, files, hoes, Chisels
Final Discussion
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