This course will teach magnetostrictive scaler principles for better technique in their usage for biofilm control, not just hard deposit removal. Examples of specific types of inserts and their applications for clinical use will be shown through case studies. Learn how to increase patient comfort and clinician ergonomics through understanding that one universal scaler insert may not be the best or only solution to disrupting biofilm and deposits. Learn how to more efficiently use your power scaler to attain better clinical results and conserve instrumentation time.
The participant will:
- Understand the basic operation of magnetostrictive generator devices and ultrasonic inserts
- Understand the appropriate technique for current magnetostrictive power instrumentation
- Describe the differences in universal insert designs and area/task specific
ultrasonic insert designs
- Make appropriate insert selection based on patients’ oral condition and clinician preference
- Recognize ergonomic benefit of ultrasonic insert handles and ease of rotation
- Explain the impact of worn inserts on patient care and how to measure insert wear
Speaker: Nancy Miller RDH, BA
Nancy Miller is a practicing Dental Hygienist with over 40 years of clinical experience, 15 in a periodontal practice. She currently practices 1 day weekly with a general dentist in Green Bay, Wisconsin. In 1992 Nancy began her own consulting and lecture business, ultraconcepts. She presents lectures and hands-on courses on topics such as ultrasonic instrumentation, air polishing for biofilm removal, ergonomics, assisted hygiene, and the business side of dental hygiene. She also contracts to do onsite clinical coaching in your own practice setting.
She is also a Dental Practice Management Coach with Jameson Management since 1998. She specializes in clinical department coordination with the business team and corporate relationships. A former Oral B Advisory Board member, she was one of MODERN DENTAL NETWORK’S 25 Top Women in Dentistry for 2016. She is also a Key Opinion Leader and product evaluator for several manufacturers including Hu-Friedy Group, Crown Seating, and is a panelist on the Cellerant Group for Best of Class Hygiene Awards debuting in 2021.
Disclosures: The speaker has disclosed that Hu-Friedy Group is a sponsor for her honorarium.
Disclaimers: As per ADA guidelines, participants must use caution when using limited knowledge in treating patients. It is always recommended to do further research.
CE Provider: Professional Learning Services, LLC (PLS)
PLS is an ADA CERP recognized provider (11/1/2021– 12/31/2025). ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by state or provincial Boards of Dentistry.
PLS is designated as an approved Provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc (1/1-12/31/24). Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial Board of Dentistry.
This webinar is designated for 2 CEUs. Check your state’s CE regulations for course acceptance.