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Instrument sharpening continues to be a mystery. Working with dull instruments increase the physical demands on the operator and the discomfort of the patient while providing a sub-standard result. There have been many methods developed but a method that will provide sharp instruments one hundred percent of the time will be presented. Since it takes only twelve to fifteen strokes to dull a curet, it becomes obvious that chair side sharpening is essential for maximum efficiency.
A rationale for chair-side sharpening
Thoughts on instrument design / balance
Identifying the Working Edge
The application of Gracy Curets
Harold L. Meador, D.D.S. HAROLD L. MEADOR, D.D.S., earned his dental degree at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in 1952. He practiced general dentistry for seven years and went onto graduate training in Periodontics at Baylor Dental College which he completed in 1960. He had maintained a practice limited to Periodontics for 37 years in San Antonio, Texas. Although Dr. Meador is retired, he continues to serve as an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Periodontics and Senior Research Fellow in the Center for Health, Economics and Policy at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
Course Fee: $35.00
Original Date: 09/01/2012 | Review Date: 08/31/2017 | Expiration Date: 08/30/2025
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