Ultrasonics


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.
BY ANNA M. PATTISON, RDH, MS

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

The Right Moves

Correct stroke activation is key to successful ultrasonic instrumentation.
By Stacy A. Matsuda, RDH, BS, MS

The Power of Selection

Choosing the best insert or tip for the task at hand improves the efficacy of ultrasonic instrumentation.
By Kathleen O. Hodges, RDH, MS

Adapt to Deep Pockets

Follow these strategies to therapeutically debride root surfaces within periodontal pockets.
By Donna Stach, RDH, MEd



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