The majority of practicum students felt the class they helped teach was more prepared than they had been in the areas of instrument sharpening
(80%), use of the ultrasonic scalers (80%), and completion of paper work (60%), while the majority of the beginning students did not feel prepared in the use of the ultrasonic scaler (97%) or completion of paper work (87%).
This book goes beyond instrumentation by including information on evidence-based practice, advanced topics such as ergonomics, sonic and ultrasonic instrumentation, instrument sharpening
, maintenance of implants, and polishing techniques.
Especially outstanding are the chapters on infection control, ergonomics, and instrument sharpening