Live CE Webinar
Best Clinical Choices for Slow-Speed Handpieces and Polishing Pastes: Important Factors for the Dental Professional
Presented by Michelle Singley, RDH, EdM
1 CE Credits
Tuesday, June 8, 2021
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. CST
Times have changed when it comes to slow-speed handpiece choices for the dental professional. There is documented evidence-based research as well as manufacturer’s recommendations for care and use of this equipment. Quality, cost and ergonomics are important factors when making purchase decisions. Selection of polishing/prophy pastes is an equally important decision for clinicians. The paste choices we make for our patients should be based on grit, ingredients, and proven clinical results. This course will help clinicians to make the best choice based on patient’s needs.
- Compare the cosmetic vs. the therapeutic benefits of polishing pastes, including ingredients
- Discuss the Selective Polishing Theory and how to explain the concept to patients
- Differentiate polishing grits of prophy pastes; why they vary, and the best procedures for utilization (Why course grit only is not the answer?)
- Compare corded vs. cordless slow speed handpieces and why RPMs are important
- List the maintenance steps of slow-speed handpieces
- Understand the importance of the combination of handpiece speed and polish paste choice
AGD Code: 010
This is a live event via computer, tablet or mobile device. You must have a viable internet connection in order to join. After you register, you will receive a link to access the live course.
Michelle Singley, RDH, EdM
Michelle is both a Clinical Representative and a Young Clinical Educator for Young Innovations Inc. She represents numerous Young product lines, including American Eagle Instruments and Young Dental. Michelle has served in multiple positions of leadership in the American Dental Hygienists’ Association at the local, state, and national level and is the past recipient of the ADHA Student Advisor Award. Her extensive dental background includes dental hygiene clinical practice, pedodontic office management, dental hygiene education, and dental hygiene program administration. Her favorite courses to teach were pre-clinical labs, especially the instrumentation modules. Michelle loves speaking to faculty, students, and practicing dental professionals through Young’s many innovative courses.