How do you use a Gleason guide?

How do you sharpen a PDT instrument?

PDT Gleason Guide™ Sharpening System

  1. Stop. Place the back of your instrument’s blade against the stop.
  2. Rest. Lower the instrument until the terminal shank is resting against the bar.
  3. Glide. Move your instrument in a gliding motion across the stone using light pressure.

How do you sharpen a nevi scaler?

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To sharpen the opposite cutting edge turn the instrument. So that the tip is pointed away from you maintain the secure palm grasp. And brace the top shank with your thumb.

How do you sharpen a Barnhart 5 6?

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Towards you position the cylindrical stone along the face of the instrument at three and nine o'clock with slight downward pressure roll the stone along the face from the heel to toe removing.

How do you sharpen a Gracey 1 2?

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Hand with the toe pointed away from you use a firm palm grasp and brace the top shank of the instrument with your thumb. The cutting edge to be sharpened will be on the right side of the blade.

How do you sharpen a Gleason guide?

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And slide forward to get the heel. Back forget the touch.

How do you sharpen dental instruments Hu Friedy?

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To sharpen the opposite cutting edge turn the instrument. So that the tip is pointed away from you maintain the secure palm grasp. And brace the top shank with your thumb.

What is the Barnhart 5/6 used for?

Designed for the removal of moderate to heavy calculus from all supra- and subgingival tooth surfaces. These instruments remove moderate to heavy calculus from supra- and subgingival tooth surfaces. Put one of the cutting edges against the tooth.

What angle do you sharpen dental instruments?

70° to 80°


The internal angle between the face and the side of the blade is 70° to 80°. Clinicians must sharpen both sides of the blade at the proper angle and keep the toe and back rounded to correctly maintain the universal curet.

What are dental tools called?

A Brief Guide on Dental Tools

  • Mouth Mirror. This is probably the least scary of all the dental instruments, but it’s important nevertheless. …
  • Sickle Probe. …
  • Scaler. …
  • Saliva Ejector or Suction Device. …
  • Dental Drill. …
  • Dental Syringe. …
  • Molds.

What are curettes used for?

thin metal tool called a curette is used to scrape (rather than vacuum out) the contents of the uterus, the procedure is called dilatation and curettage. When combined with dilatation, both evacuation and curettage can be used up to about the 16th week of pregnancy.

How do you sharpen a Queen’s heart?

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You're going to be doing your vertical scaling with the toe up. And down the size of the roots to smooth it then you're going to do some horizontal strokes on the side.

What are the universal curettes?

Universal curettes are designed so that it is possible to adapt the one instrument to all tooth surfaces by making use of both cutting edges on each blade. Area-specific curettes, such as the Gracey curettes, are designed so that each blade adapts to a specific tooth surface or area.

How do you hold a curette Gracey?

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It's going to drop the blade hug the corner of the tooth insert. And just walk into the distal. Again using only firm lateral pressure if you feel something that you need to remove.

How can you tell the difference between curette and Gracey?

The difference between two Gracey curettes dedicated to the same area and surfaces is the shape of their shank and the length of their working end. Which one the dentist or dental hygienist will choose is a matter of ergonomics, complementarity and personal preference.

What is a Gracey 13 14 used for?

Area specific curettes for the removal of deep subgingival calculus. These area-specific curettes are for removing deep subgingival calculus and for finishing subgingival root surfaces. Put the tip third or half of the cutting edge against the tooth.

What is a Gracey 17 18 used for?

The 17/18 Gracey Curette is designed to improve access to the distal surfaces of posterior teeth (Figure 15). The deep angle of the shank, along with multiple bends, provides crown clearance and prevents interference of the handle with the opposing arch and teeth.

What is a Gracey 15 16 used for?

The Gracey 15/16 is designed to reach mesial surfaces of posterior teeth. The shank is accentuated more like the 13/14 to allow instrument access, especially in the mandibular region where access is limited because the handle is obstructed by the maxillary arch.

How do you use a Gracey curette 13 14?

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Then just stand back up on your fulcrum. And do distal on angle and around to the distal end get up each to distal on angle into the distal. Just a lining going into the distal.

How do you use the Columbia 13 14?

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New distal on angle rolling the toe. Around you're going to roll the instrument leading with your toe start again distal on angle and do oblique strokes across the buccal rolling into the mesial.

What is a 204S scaler used for?

204S: Sickle Scalers – 204S, Double End

Sickle Scalers are dental instruments that are commonly used for root planing and scaling procedures such as removing calculus above and below the gum line.

What is a nevi scaler?

The disc end of the Nevi 1 scaler can be used to remove heavy lingual deposits in the anterior areas using a pull stroke. This is similar to the hoe, but it has a curved blade.

What is the difference between 204S and 204SD?

The 204S and 204SD each have a small blade, but their shank length and angle are different. The 204S has a very short shank and tight contra- angle—which limits its use to supragingival scaling.