Dental Hygiene Instruments...What’s Hot, What’s Not, you be the Judge.

Judy Bendit RDH., Dental Hygiene Instruments...What’s Hot, What’s Not, you be the Judge.
Speaker: Judy Bendit RDH.
Category: Hygiene
CE Credits: 1.5
Format: MP4 Video
Your selection of instruments reflects upon your level of experience, professional confidence, clinical knowledge, and most significantly, the decisions your instructors made for you when they chose y...more
  • 4.5 (2 Reviews)
  • Running Time: 1 hour
  • Released: 4/6/2016
  • Expiration Date: 6/30/2025
  • Review Date: 6/30/2022
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This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 1.5 hours of CE credit by Farran Media.
AGD Code: 490.

The fee to view this course is $36. This cost includes the fee to take the exam and claim your CE credits.


One’s selection of instruments reflects upon one’s level of experience, professional confidence, clinical knowledge, and most significantly, the decisions one’s instructors made when they chose the basic instrument kit in school. But the demands on your clinical skills have increased since you were introduced to the fundamentals of instrumentation. Review the old traditional (but tried and true) instruments, and compare their style with new instrument designs. One’s ability to choose the most appropriate instruments for the unique needs of each individual patient will increase the effectiveness and efficiency of one’s therapeutic skills. Take this one hour journey to decide if you are using the latest and greatest instruments, or if you have exactly what you need to offer your patients the best care possible...

Educational Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
  • Identifying instruments that you want to work with all day, every day!
  • Clarifying some of the confusion about "What's Hot and What's Not".
  • Strategizing plans to be well prepared with the most appropriate instruments for each patient and each procedure.
  • Becoming flexible and willing to change "old" patterns of practice by incorporating some "new" ideas into your "everyday routine".
  • Enhancing your self-assurance with the knowledge that you're "on top" of the latest instruments designed for providing the newest modalities of mechanical non-surgical periodontal therapy.
Description of Speaker:
Judy has been invited to present programs at more than 300 dental and hygiene meetings in the United States and Canada. She currently holds an Adjunct Faculty position in the Periodontal Department, Temple-Kornberg School of Dentistry. In addition to speaking, Judy also has written many articles on dental related topics, and is a volunteer for the Global Smile Foundation performing community outreach around the world.

Following her years of practice as a clinical dental hygienist, Judy served as a Professional Sales Representative for manufacturers of dental products for 12 years. She also served as an educational consultant for several dental manufacturers for the past 15 years. She has been a longstanding member of the ADHA and a Distinguished Member of the Academy of Dental Hygiene.

The speaker declares that neither she nor any member of her family have a financial arrangement for the presentation of this course. She does declare that she does have a financial arrangement with various dental companies and does have a financial interest in training dental professionals.

CE Reviews


4.5  (2 Total Reviews)
 2 people would recommend this course to a friend.
Instructor spoke clearly and was easy to understand
Course material was informative, organized, and up to date
Course objectives were consistent with course as advertised
Dental hygiene instruments What's hot , What's not
User: Marty1955
Date: 8/5/2022
Instructor spoke clearly and was easy to understand
Course material was informative, organized, and up to date
Course objectives were consistent with course as advertised
I am a dentist and loved your update on new instruments and your thoughtful presentation of how different designs allow access to difficult pockets.
User: krissanbornipdh
Date: 7/17/2019
I would also talk about Trish O'Hehir's scoops and the Queen of Hearts. These are valuable new instruments
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