#19 – Sharpens Instruments Effectively

You will be assigned your own instruments. They are the best instruments we could find. Each hygienist becomes very possessive of her instruments. Each hygienist sharpens instruments a little differently. Some hygienists don’t sharpen instruments, they destroy them. Your task will be to learn (or continue) to sharpen your instruments well.

Here are some tips
1. Place the cutting edge on a saliva ejector to check if it will “bite”
1. The normal maximum life of an instrument is 1200 uses.
2. Rotate your instruments
a. Newest instruments – STM’s
b. Older instruments – recalls

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