Author: Sheree Wertz, RDH, BS

Sharpening Instruments

  Techniques for Sharpening Instruments   Why sharpen?   Sharp instruments are essential to effective and efficient patient care. They increase tactile sensitivity, lessen the pressure needed to scale, and reduce the chances of...

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Using a Periodontal Probe

  Techniques for Using a Periodontal Probe   What is a Periodontal Probe?   A periodontal probe is the most reliable instrument used to consistently determine the depth of periodontal pockets.   Periodontal probes vary in design...

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How to Use Arestin

  How to Use Arestin   What is ARESTIN? ARESTIN® is the first locally administered time-released antibiotic, encapsulated in Microspheres that effectively kills the germs that cause periodontal disease or periodontitis.  ...

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Hands Only CPR

  Hands Only CPR  What is it?  Hands-Only CPR is chest compressions without mouth-to-mouth breaths. It is recommended for use by people who see an adult suddenly collapse in the “out-of-hospital” setting (like at home, at work,...

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CPR 2010 Guidelines

  Cpr 2010 Guidleines   What is CPR?   Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, is the lifesaving action we now call “CPR.”   When do we use it?   When provided immediately after a sudden cardiac arrest, it can double – even triple – a...

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Relief of Choking

Relief of Choking   What are Signs of Choking?    Choking occurs when something blocks the airway. When the airway is completely blocked, the patient cannot breathe.   Choking can be a frightening emergency. But if you act...

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Cavitron LED Inserts

  Cavitron LED Inserts   What is a Cavitron LED Insert?   It is one of the latest technological advances in ultrasonic design, with the addition of a light source to the tip of the insert.   Lighted tips provide superior...

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How to Apply MI Paste

  How to Apply MI Paste™ and MI Paste Plus™    What is it?   MI Paste Plus is water based topical fluoride cream containing Recaldent TM with CCP-ACPF (casein phosphopeptide-amor-phous Calcium phosphate fluoride).    MI Paste...

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Pouring a Dental Model

  Pouring a dental model after taking an impresson.   What is a dental model?   A dental model is used in dentistry so the dentist can have an exact replica of the patient’s teeth, gingiva, and surrounding tissues in the...

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