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Responsible Tooth Polishing

Presenter: Shirley Gutkowski, RDH, BSDH Release Date: 12/9/13
Credits:  1 CEU   Reviewed: 2024     Expiration Date: 12/9/27
AGD Subject Code: 490
CE Supporter: COLTENE

Polishing is a staple of dental hygiene practice. Dental hygienists polish teeth with little thought about products or technique, and there have been a number of changes in polishing over the last few years, including finding benefits for air polishing.

Polishing with an air/water/powder slurry has been found to be less damaging to enamel, and as a replacement to traditional periodontal treatments. Find out what the science says about polishing and learn air polishing techniques to make the experience a pleasure to clinician and patient.

Upon completion of this CE webinar, the student will learn:
1. The benefits of professional polishing
2. To observe polishing techniques using an air polishing unit
3. How to rate polishing compounds   ( disclaimer, bio and commercial disclosure )

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