Raiders of the Lost Art: Mastering Instrumentation Techniques

RDH Under One Roof - July 2023

Date & Time: Friday, July 21, 2023, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Speakers: Joy Void-Holmes, RDH, BSDH, DHSc; Jessica Atkinson, MEd, BSDH, RDH; Shelley Brown, MEd, BSDH, RDH

Learning Objectives: 

  • Describe innovative periodontal instrument design features that support ergonomic health and impact the delivery of dental hygiene therapy
  • Demonstrate the fundamental skills of manual periodontal instrumentation.
  • Utilize evidence-based literature and reputable sources to support the use of a broad range of hand instrumentation.
  • Define and discuss ergonomic principles that can prevent musculoskeletal disorders commonly experienced by dental health professionals.

Do you ever look at a hand instrument and ask, “what am I supposed to do with this”? Do you ever feel like you are a contortionist performing in Cirque du Soleil to remove calculus? Do you ever feel like you can’t find the correct clock position because you “can’t go past 12 oclock?” Are you stuck “pushing and pulling” with your fingers because you forgot how to “rock and roll” with your wrist? If you identify with any of these statements, then this course is for you. In the absence of ultrasonic instrumentation, dental health care practitioners (DHCP) will need to feel confident in providing non-surgical periodontal treatment using hand instruments. This course will help you to master your instrumentation techniques, maximize your full clinical potential and unleash your inner scaling warrior.

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Course Includes

  • 1 Lesson
  • Course Certificate
  • CE credit(s): 2

    Course Type: Live Conference

    Published Date: July 21, 2023

    This continuing education (CE) activity was developed by Endeavor Business Media with no commercial support.

    This course was written for dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants, from novice to skilled.

    Educational methods: This course is a self-instructional journal and web activity.

    Provider disclosure: Endeavor Business Media neither has a leadership position nor a commercial interest in any products or services discussed or shared in this educational activity. No manufacturer or third party had any input in the development of the course content.

    Requirements for successful completion: To obtain 2 CE credits for this educational activity, you must pay the required fee, review the material, complete the course evaluation, and obtain an exam score of 70% or higher.

    CE planner disclosure: Laura Winfield, Endeavor Business Media dental group CE coordinator, neither has a leadership nor commercial interest with the products or services discussed in this educational activity. Ms. Winfield can be reached at

    Educational disclaimer: Completing a single continuing education course does not provide enough information to result in the participant being an expert in the field related to the course topic. It is a combination of many educational courses and clinical experience that allows the participant to develop skills and expertise.

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    Scientific integrity statement: Information shared in this CE course is developed from clinical research and represents the most current information available from evidence-based dentistry.

    Known benefits and limitations of the data: The information presented in this educational activity is derived from the data and information contained in the reference section.

    Registration: The cost of this CE course is Free for 2 CE credits.

    Cancellation and refund policy: Any participant who is not 100% satisfied with this course can request a full refund by contacting Endeavor Business Media in writing.

    Provider information:

    Dental Board of California: Provider RP5933. Course registration number CA code: 1-5933-22178. Expires July 20, 2024. “This course meets the Dental Board of California’s requirements for 2 units of continuing education.”


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    AGD code: 070/250


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