In most general dental practice offices, the typical set of instruments will contain data collection instruments such as explorers and probes, and debridement/scaling instruments such as scalers, universal curettes, and possibly, select Gracey curettes. Depending on the patient’s oral health, these instruments may not totally meet the needs of the patient. Often instruments that have been modified from the original scaler and curette designs will better serve to effectively and efficiently debride the sulcus and/or periodontal pocket.
The instruments that will be reviewed in this course are:
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