2018 TODS Meeting Thursday-Saturday,
October 18-20

Delta Grand Okanagan Resort
Kelowna, British Columbia

Workshop – Ms. Nancy Dewhirst, RDH – SOLD OUT

Instrument Sharpening: Never A Dull Moment

Friday October 19, 2018 8:30am – 12:00pm  – SOLD OUT

If you are currently pre-registered for the 2018 TODS Meeting and would like to add a workshop, please call Alison Hall, CDA TODS Meeting directly at 250-832-5249

Generously Co-Sponsored by Hu-Friedy, Nordent, Orascoptic with an unrestricted educational grant  

Ms. Nancy Dewhirst, RDH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CDHBC QAP Competency – D.3

This workshop demonstrates how to preserve the original instrument design and shape while creating sharp edges, using a variety of hand and mechanical techniques and devices, loupes and lights.  A slide presentation and interactive dialogue lay the groundwork for clinical instruction and participant practice, using hand sharpening techniques and several mechanical instrument sharpeners with magnification.  Understanding of the key geometrical relationships between instrument surfaces and edges will help attendees be successful using hand and mechanical sharpening techniques and devices.

Learning Objectives:

Attendees will:

  • Learn optimal periodontal instrument designs
  • Understand how to preserve optimal instrument design while sharpening
  • Discuss objectives and goals of sharpening
  • Practice with and compare various hand sharpening techniques
  • Practice with and compare various mechanical sharpening technology and techniques

Topic areas:

  • Design of representative periodontal instruments
  • Techniques to sharpen and preserve periodontal instruments with a stone
  • Application of basic sharpening principles to representative powered mechanical sharpeners

Bring Your Loupes!

Biography

Ms. Nancy Dewhirst BS, RDH presents interactive hands-on workshops, as well as seminars that combine science and practical information nation-wide.  She is an Adjunct Professor & Course Director at West Coast University, Dept. of Dental Hygiene.  Ms. Dewhirst is consistently listed as one of the nation’s “Leaders in CE”, presents over 80 seminars yearly, and is a member of the California Dental Association Speakers Bureau, and OSAP Speakers Bureau, and is a licensed continuing education provider in California.  Ms. Dewhirst has had numerous articles published and has contributed to Textbook chapters and several ADA/ANSI and OSAP position papers and posters.  Nancy’s career includes 20 years of private clinical practice along with 27 years as an educator.

Ms. Dewhirst graduated from the University of Southern California, practiced dental hygiene for 20 years and is an adjunct dental hygiene professor at West Coast University. Ms. Dewhirst is consistently listed as one of the nation’s “Leaders in CE”, presents at major U.S. and Canadian Dental Conferences, and is a member of the California Dental Association and OSAP Speakers Bureaus. She has had over 100 articles published in dental peer-reviewed journals and has contributed to dental textbooks.

2018 TODS Meeting Thursday-Saturday,
October 18-20

Delta Grand Okanagan Resort
Kelowna, British Columbia

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