Sickle Scalers Clinical Application Guide

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Sickle Scalers Clinical Application Guide

  1. 1. Sickle Scalers Clinical Application Guide
  2. 2. Sickle Scalers <ul><li>In this tutorial you will learn: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Types of sickle scalers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sickle scaler blade designs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sickle scaler instrumentation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clinical uses of sickle scalers </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Sickle Scalers <ul><li>Sickle scalers are designed for moderate to heavy deposit removal. </li></ul><ul><li>Specific sickle scalers are available for anterior or posterior applications. </li></ul><ul><li>They are mainly used to remove supragingival calculus or subgingival calculus, located just below the gingiva. </li></ul><ul><li>2 Blade designs: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Straight </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Curved </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Sickle Scalers – Straight Blade <ul><li>Two cutting edges on a straight blade that end in a sharp point. </li></ul><ul><li>Also known as a Jacquette Scaler. </li></ul>° Cutting edge Face Back Cutting edge Lateral surface
  5. 5. Sickle Scalers – Straight Blade <ul><li>Excellent for broad facial and lingual surfaces and can also be used interproximally. </li></ul>SJ30/339
  6. 6. Sickle Scalers – Curved Blade <ul><li>Two cutting edges on a curved blade that end in a sharp point. </li></ul>° Cutting edge Face Back Cutting edge Lateral surface
  7. 7. Sickle Scalers – Curved Blade <ul><li>Excellent for the removal of interproximal deposits. </li></ul>SH6/79
  8. 8. Sickle Scaler Instrumentation <ul><li>To remove calculus, adapt the tip 1/3 of the cutting edge against the tooth, under the deposit. Tilt the facial surface of the blade toward the tooth to achieve an approximate 85 ° angle between the tooth and the blade. </li></ul><ul><li>Apply lateral pressure against the tooth and pull the scaler firmly upward to dislodge the deposit. </li></ul>Pull Stroke Lateral Pressure 85 °
  9. 9. Sickle Scaler Instrumentation <ul><li>Both sides (cutting edges) of the blade can be used for mesial or distal, facial or lingual application. </li></ul><ul><li>The instrumentation sequence is the same as for universal curettes, using anterior and posterior designs. </li></ul><ul><li>Anterior sickle scalers have a straight shank compared to the angled shank of posterior sickle scalers. </li></ul>Anterior - Straight shank Posterior - Angled shank
  10. 10. Hu-Friedy Sickle Scalers <ul><li>Hu-Friedy offers an array of sickle scalers. </li></ul><ul><li>Many designs are available with different handle options including EverEdge Technology. </li></ul><ul><li>Please refer to the Hu-Friedy catalog at www.hu-friedy.com for more information on all the sickle scalers available. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Qualifying Question <ul><li>Thank you for taking the time to learn more about the clinical applications of sickle scalers . </li></ul><ul><li>To earn your Hu-Points towards a product evaluation, please exit and answer the following question on the Member Resources Page: </li></ul><ul><li>Which sickle scaler did we use as an example to illustrate curved blade instrumentation? </li></ul><ul><li>H5/U15 </li></ul><ul><li>SH6/7 </li></ul><ul><li>S204S </li></ul><ul><li>All of the above </li></ul><ul><li>None of the above </li></ul>

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