General Meeting

General Meeting and Continuing Education Seminar

The Balancing Act: Finding Harmony & Results with Instrumentation

By: Liz Cappelli Burian RDH

Tuesday May 21, 2013

Registration Begins at 5:45pm

Handlery Hotel
950 Hotel Circle North
San Diego, CA 92108


  • Understand the need to organize instruments into Procedural Set-UPs.
  • Identify the many power and hand instrumentation options to make your job easier.
  • Implement strategies to obtain the instruments that you need.

Procedural Set-Ups

  • Create varied set-ups to accommodate your varied patient population.
  • Combine hand and power scaling to take advantage of the benefits of each technique.
  • Incorporate power scaling tips into hand instrument set-ups to improve efficiency.

Hand Scaling Innovations

  • Add curettes with rigid shanks to improve deposit removal on perio-set ups.
  • Consider alternative universal curette designs to enhance access and crown clearance.
  • Try the new Nevi┬« scaler designs that can enhance any procedural set-up.
  • Use Everedge┬« Technology scalers to improve sharpness retention.
  • Add a DiamondTechTM Scaler to perio set-ups to increase success in difficult scaling areas
  • Select from the extensive variety of the Gracey family of curettes to build set-ups that address a variety of patient conditions.


  • Avoid the temptation of replacing worn out scalers with inferior and unsafe remanufactured products. the practice is not as cost effective as it appears.

Building your Procedural Set-Up

  • Consider the minimal cost per use of high quality scaler that performs well and lasts longer.
  • Develop an instrument budget for regular replacement of hand and power scalers.

CEUs: 2