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1. See: Security.

2. Any tool that a government may use to influence the economy. Common instruments include setting prevailing interest rates, raising or lowering taxes, and awarding contracts to the private sector to stimulate demand for goods and services.

3. See: Contract.


A legal document, such as a check, a security, or a will.


A written legal document.

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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.