Advanced Instrumentation for the General Practice Dental Hygienist

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Introduction – Advanced Instrumentation

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.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement

  • The author reports no conflicts of interest associated with this course.


  • P&G is providing these resource materials to dental professionals. We do not own this content nor are we responsible for any material herein.
  • Participants must always be aware of the hazards of using limited knowledge in integrating new techniques or procedures into their practice. Only sound evidence-based dentistry should be used in patient therapy.

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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.


Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) Submission
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CE Broker
For all states that use CE Broker for licensure, “proof of completions” are electronically reported the first of every month. If a course was taken in November, the “proof of completion” will be submitted the beginning of December.