Wed, Jul 03 | D-TECH Business Concepts, LLC

What's New In Hygiene Instrumentation - Hands on Edition (1)

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What's New In Hygiene Instrumentation - Hands on Edition (1)

Time & Location

Jul 03, 2019, 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM EDT
D-TECH Business Concepts, LLC, 9500 Arena Dr suite 460D, Largo, MD 20774, USA

About The Event


Dr. Joy D. Void-Holmes, BSDH, MHSc, RDH, AADH, has been in the dental field for over 27 years, twenty of those as a highly engaged and well-known RDH in the Washington Metropolitan area. As a native Washingtonian, Joy graduated from Howard University and immediately went on to receive her Bachelor of Science in dental hygiene from the University of Maryland, Dental School. She would later receive her Master of Health Science from Nova Southeastern University with a concentration in Forensic Investigative Science, and a Doctor of Health Science from Nova Southeastern University with a focus on education in health care. She is currently a full-time faculty member at Fortis College in Landover, MD, and serves as a Consultant Examiner for the CDCA, SRTA, and CITA examination boards. Joy uses her skill and expertise to implement cutting-edge training in dental hygiene instrumentation and to promote innovation in areas of instrumentation techniques. Joy lives in Maryland with her husband and four children.

About the Course - 3 CE Credits :

It is not uncommon for hygienists to use one or two instruments to treat their patients. Often, these instruments are similar to what they used in dental hygiene school and often times, these instruments are not suitable to treat patients with advanced periodontal conditions. As hygienists become more proficient with instrumentation skills and knowledge of the dentition, they should improve their hygiene armamentarium. Hygienists are also using instruments far beyond the time they should be replaced for various reasons. The result is poor care, an uncomfortable appointment, and puts the operator and patient at risk for injury. Hygienists need to explore new options that will help improve patient care and help them ergonomically. Over the past decade, the dental hygiene instrumentation market has exploded with new and innovative designs that change the way care is provided to patients. Unfortunately, many hygienists are unaware of the newer technologies. With so many new instrument styles and designs being introduced, it can be challenging to try instruments on a tight budget. This hands-on course will provide detailed information on the latest cutting-edge instrument designs from various manufacturers including ultrasonic and sharpening devices. This course will also assist dental hygienist with creating hygiene packs that require fewer instruments that fit within budgetary constraints and allow the clinician to treat patients with advanced periodontal conditions.


• Review of basic dental hygiene instrumentation concepts

• Classification of periodontal instruments

• Identify use of periodontal instruments

• Introduce the newest instruments to treat advanced periodontal conditions

• Discuss new ultrasonic technology

• Introduce new sharpening techniques

• Explore budget friendly dental hygiene setups

• Examine strategies for continuous replacement of dental hygiene instruments

Educational Objectives:

• Identify the fundamental skills of basic dental hygiene instrumentation

• Identify the uses of dental hygiene instruments

• Describe how instrument design and classification impact the delivery of dental hygiene therapy

• Design budget friendly hygiene setups that contain instruments that ensure the best treatment outcomes

• Develop a system that allows for continuous replacement of dental hygiene instruments

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