Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:
- Describe why sharpening is important.
- Differentiate between dull and sharp instrument blades.
- Identify the need to sharpen an instrument.
- Determine when the blade is sharp enough for use.
- Identify all types of sharpening armamentaria.
- Describe the sharpening procedure for sickle scalers, universal curettes and Gracey curettes.