Knowledge and skill of the veterinary professional are instrumental to the successful outcome of any dental procedure. A third and often overlooked contributing factor to a successful procedure is the instrumentation and equipment used. Not only is the appropriate selection and correct use of dental instrumentation and equipment important, the care and maintenance they receive greatly impacts their effectiveness. Well maintained, sharp, dental hand instruments enable the veterinary professional to complete the procedure at hand more efficiently, with less trauma to the patient. This video will address sharpening materials needed, differences between scalers and curettes, how to sharpen luxators, elevators, root tip picks, periosteal elevators, scalers and curettes, as well as how to do minor repairs on damaged and/or misshapen instruments. This video is suitable for veterinarians, registered veterinary technicians and other practice staff.
The tutorial will be available here: https://www.communivet.com/en/ca/toolbox/2022/how-to-best-sharpen-your-dental-instruments.