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Sidekick Sharpener

  1. 1. The Smart Sharpener Welcome to the Edge of Sharpening Technology
  2. 2. <ul><li>In this tutorial you will learn: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What Sidekick is </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Features and benefits of Sidekick </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How Sidekick works </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Introduction <ul><li>The Hu-Friedy Sidekick™ Sharpener makes routine maintenance sharpening fast and easy. </li></ul><ul><li>This straightforward device guides you and your scaler to sharp, consistent results time after time. </li></ul>So Simple. So Smart.
  4. 4. Features and Benefits <ul><li>The Sidekick Sharpener is cordless, for use anywhere in the dental office. </li></ul><ul><li>Compact in size and requires minimal space. </li></ul><ul><li>Instrument Guide Channels and Vertical Backstops are “template like” guides that help control blade angulation, providing consistent results. </li></ul><ul><li>Reciprocating stone provides for efficient sharpening. </li></ul><ul><li>The ceramic stone requires no oil to help keep a clean working environment. </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to use – can be used by any trained staff. </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Sidekick Sharpener <ul><li>Included in the </li></ul><ul><li>Sidekick Unit: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sharpening device </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>w/batteries (2AA) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Guideplate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Guideplate screw </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ceramic stone </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. The Sidekick Sharpener <ul><li>Included in the Sidekick Kit: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Instructional CD-ROM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>User Manual </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quick Start Guide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plastic Test Stick </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Magnifying Lens </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Guideplate Channels <ul><li>S/U Channel – For Sickle Scalers and Universal Curettes </li></ul><ul><li>Toe Guide – For Gracey Curettes and Universal Curettes </li></ul><ul><li>G Channel – for Gracey Curettes </li></ul><ul><li>Fully Sterilizable </li></ul>
  8. 8. Guideplate Channel <ul><li>The vertical backstop supports the back of the instrument blade while the terminal shank guide provides the resting support for the terminal shank of the instrument. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Toe Guide <ul><li>The toe guide is used for both Gracey and Universal Curettes. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Universal Guide <ul><li>Here is a closer view of the correct placement for Sickle Scalers and Universal Curettes. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Gracey Guide 2 <ul><li>Here is a closer view of the correct placement for Gracey Curettes. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Removing the Stone <ul><li>The stone is easily removed from the reciprocating stone clips by gently prying under one corner of the stone to release the clip pressure. </li></ul><ul><li>Closed Dressing Pliers work well to assist with this. </li></ul><ul><li>The stone will wear with normal use and replacements are available. </li></ul>
  13. 13. The Sidekick Sharpener <ul><li>Stones </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ceramic: SDKSTONEC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Arkansas: SDKSTONEA </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Guideplate & Screw </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SDKGPLATE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SDKGPSCREW </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Stoneclip </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SDKCLIP </li></ul></ul>Additional parts and accessories may be purchased separately: <ul><li>Sidekick Sharpening Kit </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SDKKIT </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Summary <ul><li>The Sidekick Sharpener is cordless and compact for use anywhere in the dental office. </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to use, it can be used by any trained staff. </li></ul><ul><li>Guideplate channels help control blade angulation, providing consistent results. </li></ul><ul><li>Reciprocating stone provides for efficient sharpening. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Conclusion <ul><li>As a clinician, the Sidekick Sharpener helps you maintain sharper instruments with less effort. </li></ul><ul><li>Your instruments will be at peak performance and have an extended life as well. </li></ul><ul><li>This will all make treatment sessions easier and faster, freeing you up to provide other value added services or just time for yourself! </li></ul>
  16. 16. Qualifying Question <ul><li>Thank you for taking the time to learn more about Hu-Friedy’s Sidekick Sharpener . </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>The Sidekick Guide Plate Channels include… </li></ul><ul><li>S/U Channel, Toe Guide, G Channel </li></ul><ul><li>J/S Channel, AS Channel </li></ul><ul><li>C Channel, U Channel, Toe Guide </li></ul>

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