Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:

  • Describe why sharpening is important.
  • Differentiate between dull and sharp instrument blades.
  • Identify the need to sharpen an instrument.
  • Determine when the blade is sharp enough for use.
  • Identify all types of sharpening armamentaria.
  • Describe the sharpening procedure for sickle scalers, universal curettes and Gracey curettes.