Periodontal Instrumentation Courses


Periodontal Instrumentation

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. These workshops present innovative instrument designs and solutions driven approaches to meet the inevitable challenges of mechanically treating “invisible” root surfaces and examine the design characteristics of a variety of hand instruments and are listed for appropriate skill levels.

Participants will be able to review current clinical instrumentation practice in a safe environment, review working posture and hand positioning and 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 their use.

These workshops will provide practical principles for confronting clinical complications with dexterity, skill and confidence. The appropriate selection of hand and ultrasonic instruments will help to maximise performance, minimise stress, and increase the clinician’s professional satisfaction level.

PERIODONTAL INSTRUMENTATION - COURSE FULLY SUBSCRIBED
Course No: 127913
Format: Lectures & Clinical Simulation
Date: Saturday 22 June 2013
Time: 9:00am-5:00pm (Registration from 8:30am) - includes full day's catering
Venue: Sydney Dental Hospital, 2 Chalmers Street, Surry Hills
Cost:

$625 Dentists
$450 Hygienists

Audience: Dentists/Hygienists/Therapists
Limit: PLEASE NOTE THIS COURSE IS FULLY SUBSCRIBED. PLACES ARE STILL AVAILABLE FOR THE ADVANCED PERIODONTAL INSTRUMENTATION COURSE IN NOVEMBER. SEE BELOW FOR INFORMATION ON THE ADVANCED PERIODONTAL COURSE
CPD Points: 6

Topics to be covered

  • Review of calculus detection
  • Review of graceys & ultrasonics
  • Maintenance of instruments and sharpening

Learning outcomes

  • Be able to recognise components of working posture 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 adaptation, insertion, angulation and activation of a variety of periodontal instruments
  • Discuss 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, the topography of the tooth surface, the size, contour, consistency and position of the free gingiva, and the design, size and function of the instrument
  • Be able to sharpen and maintain instruments in the clinical environment

Advanced Periodontal Instrumentation course

COURSE FULLY SUBSCRIBED
Course No: 128013
Format: Lectures & Clinical Simulation
Date: Saturday 16 November 2013
Time: 9:00am-5:00pm (Registration from 8:30am) - includes full day's catering
Venue: Sydney Dental Hospital, 2 Chalmers Street, Surry Hills
Cost:

$450 Hygienists

Audience: Hygienists/Therapists
Limit: 20
CPD Points: 6

This course is a follow-up to the Periodontal Instrumentation course for those who wish to further their skills in instrumentation techniques. Periodontal instrumentation will be reviewed and skills further developed in a simulation environment. Participants will be able to experience advanced instrumentation techniques for furcations and complex root surfaces, as well as the range of advanced instruments available to perform these procedures.

Topics to be covered

  • Review of graceys and their use in furcation debridement
  • Use of Langer, Diamatec, Implacare, and a variety of other debridement instruments
  • Use of magnetostrictive and piezoelectric tips for subgingival debridement

Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss the factors influencing the selection of advanced instruments including the nature, location and extent of deposit to be removed, the accessibility of the deposit, the topography of the tooth surface, the size, contour, consistency and position of the free gingiva, and the design, size and function of the instrument
  • Be able to identify the instruments and techniques used for debriding complex root surfaces and furcation areas using a variety of instruments and instrumentation techniques
  • Understand the role of ultrasonics in subgingival debridement and how to combine hand instruments and ultrasonics to achieve optimal clinical results

Presenter

Robyn Watson, RDH, BSc, MPA