Cracking Calculus, Battling Biofilm and Insulting Inflammation: Are you implementing the new ultrasonic standard of care?

Course Type: Lecture/Mini Hand-on
Course Length: 6 hours
Course Description:
Today, ultrasonic instrumentation goes far beyond the uncomfortable removal of calculus. Effective removal of biofilm is critical in the fight against inflammation and ultrasonics used as part of modern debridement strategies can be both a valuable and comfortable choice yet current research shows that Canadian dental hygienists are underutilizing or improperly using ultrasonic systems. This course is designed to enhance the knowledge and skill of oral health professionals as they are guided through the most current principles of ultrasonic instrumentation. With the use of a camera, the course facilitator with provide a “live” visual demonstration and participants will to use a variety of ultrasonic inserts and typodonts focusing on insert selection, sequencing and adaptation. As pain management is an essential component of periodontal therapy, needle-free anesthetic options both in periodontal pockets and on exposed root surfaces will be discussed.

Course Objectives:
At the completion of this course the participant will be able to

  • Describe the benefits of ultrasonic technology as they apply to the removal of calculus, stain and BIOFILM. State rational for when not to use curettes.
  • Discuss the differences and similarities between magnetostrictive and piezo ultrasonic technologies and how each related to clinical technique.

TMJ Therapy

Date: Thursday, November 17th, 2016
Speaker: Physiotherapist from Kingston Injury Management

191 Portsmouth Ave,
Kingston, ON
K7M 8A6