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#4 – Maintain Hand Instruments and Curing Lights

HAND INSTRUMENTS

Sharpening

The hygienists can sharpen instruments by hand!

The instruments that need sharpening are:

1. Blade amalgam carvers
1.2. Spoon excavators
1.3. Lab knives

Have one of the hygienists show you this technique. Sharp instruments work better and faster!

Latching Pliers

Some latch too hard and some too easy.

Adjust these clasps.

Sometimes these clasps break. Check with our suppliers for replacement parts.

Curing Lights

a. Light tip – scrub visible debris with soft brush or wet paper towel hardened debris – use 2×2 soaked with alcohol
b. Filters (determines light output) – use optic maintenance kit to clean

__________ can sharpen instruments effectively

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