The purpose of Advanced Instrumentation for the General Practice Dental Hygienist is to broaden the horizons of the general practice dental hygienist in treating some of the special dental needs of patients by utilizing advanced instrumentation and/or instruments that are not typically in the general practice set up for initial or periodontal recall patient treatment.
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Instrument photos, illustrations, tables and instrument descriptions were graciously provided by Hu-Friedy Mfg Co. (except where noted).
The author wishes to thank Ginny Sudyk and Leanna Stuhlmiller at Steinbicker Family Dentistry for helping create the alternative fulcrum photos.
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