Continuing Education

Stay Sharp! How to Maintain Your Edge

Course Description (Lecture and Live Demonstration) 

We can all agree it is important to maintain sharp instruments. After all, sharp instruments reduce ergonomic risk, save time and money, and accomplish calculus removal with preciseness. But why does sharpening have to be so hard? It doesn’t! This course will help the dental health care practitioner achieve and maintain consistent levels of sharpness by re-examining the science behind sharpening and reviewing basic sharpening concepts. A discussion on when to sharpen dental instruments will be had along with an analysis of various sharpening options. The course will conclude with a comparison of popular stainless-steel instruments on the market and a discussion about sharpen-free instruments along with a live demonstration of sharpening techniques.

Learning Objectives:

- Discuss the science behind sharpening periodontal scalers and curets
- Realize the consequences of using dull instruments
- Explore various sharpening options
- Compare and contrast widely used stainless-steel instruments
- Consider the advantages sharpen-free instruments



This webinar is being provided in co-sponsorship with Dental Toaster and is valid for 1.5 CEU. Dental Toaster is a nationally approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement. Provider ID#383988