Co-Director Pattison Institute Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC LOS ANGELES, California, United States
Residual burnished calculus is a significant, persistent problem for all clinicians who perform periodontal instrumentation. Detecting and removing tenacious, burnished calculus is one of the most frustrating and challenging tasks we face. The best way to avoid creating burnished calculus is to understand its origins. This presentation will discuss the most common hand and ultrasonic instrumentation errors that cause burnishing and describe how to avoid this by using the best instruments, ultrasonic tips and techniques with practical videos on how to achieve optimal treatment outcomes. Sponsored by: Hu-Friedy
Define burnished calculus and describe its detrimental effects on the periodontium.
Describe the causes of burnished calculus by hand and ultrasonic instrumentation.
Discuss key concepts to avoid burnishing tenacious calculus by using the sharpest instruments and applying firm-pressured strokes instead of shaving strokes.
Identify the best hand instruments and techniques for detection and removal of burnished calculus.