Ultrasonic Insert/Tip Selection for First Molar Teeth

Choosing the most appropriate ultrasonic inserts/tips for the task at hand is integral to effective ultrasonic instrumentation of this area of the dentition. By Kathleen O. Hodges, RDH, MS

Ultrasonic Instrumentation Tips for Premolars

Effective ultrasonic instrumentation for these teeth depends on the clinician’s knowledge 
of tooth anatomy, ultrasonic insert/tip 
designs, and technique. By Kathleen O. Hodges, RDH, MS

Improve Your Ultrasonic Technique

Many factors contribute to a clinician's ability to effectively remove calculus and help patients achieve optimal oral health. By Julia Cherney, RDH, MS, and Michaela Nguyen, RDH, MS

Adapting Site-Specific Ultrasonic Inserts/Tips

These instruments can increase access to difficult-to-reach areas and may help to improve periodontal therapy outcomes. By Kristel Caganap, RDH, MSDH; Joan Beleno Sanchez, RDH, BSDH, BAS; and Michaela Nguyen, RDH, MS

Achieve Success With Ultrasonic Adaptation

Dental hygienists need to be well versed in technique to achieve positive outcomes with both magnetostrictive and piezoelectric devices.
By Alexandra Ochi, RDH, BSDH, and Michaela Nguyen, RDH, MS

Develop Your Technique Intelligence

Correct adaptation is key to successfully implementing ultrasonic therapy.
By Kathleen O. Hodges, RDH, MS

The Right Stuff

Optimize your ultrasonic scaling technique to effectively remove subgingival calculus.

Strategies for Selecting Ultrasonic Inserts / Tips

Improve instrumentation outcomes by using the correct insert/tip for the task at hand.
By Kathleen O. Hodges, RDH, MS

Components of Optimal Ultrasonic Therapy

The use of proper technique during ultrasonic therapy may help prevent overinstrumentation and encourage positive outcomes.
By Kathleen O. Hodges, RDH, MS

Control the Aerosol Risk

Precautions must be taken to ensure both clinician and patient safety during ultrasonic instrumentation.
By Linda Brookman, RDH, BSDH, MSHS, and Donna Smith, BSDH, MSEd, RDHAP

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