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Hand instruments in operative dentistry

  1. 1. HAND INSTRUMENTS IN OPERATIVE DENTISTRY By Dr.Anoop.V.Nair PG, Dept of Cons. Dentistry & Endodontics
  2. 2. Contents • Introduction, history & classification • Parts of a hand cutting instrument • Instrument nomenclature • Instrument formula • Instrument design • Instrument applications • Techniques • Rests and guards • Sharpening hand instruments • Sterilization and disinfection • Whats new? • References
  3. 3. • The term ‘instrument’ refers to a tool, device or implement used for a specific purpose or type of work and is preferred in professional or scientific fields as precision items to perform specific procedures. • In order to perform the intricate or detailed procedures associated with operative dentistry, the dentist must have a complete knowledge of the purpose and application of the many instruments required.  The instruments available  The purpose of the instrument  The position or manner of use  The application of the instrument.
  5. 5. • EARLY HAND OPERATED INSTRUMENTS - large, heavy handles and inferior metal alloys - cumbersome, awkward to use, ineffective - no uniformity of manufacture or nomenclature
  6. 6. • Dr.G.V.Black- credited with the first acceptable nomenclature for and classification of hand instruments • Dr.Arthur.D.Black- developed many of the instruments and techniques • Dr.Charles E.Woodbury- first to modify blacks instrumentation. • Designed 39 sets of hand instruments for class III cavity preparations and condensing points for gold foil restorations • Dr.Wedelstaedt- developed Wedelstaedt chisel now referred to as curved chisel • Dr.Waldon I Ferrier- developed a new set of instruments called ferrier set which were more refined and had uniform thickness on the cutting edge • Dr.George Hollenback- invented pneumatic condenser.
  7. 7. Stainless steel Chromium- 18% Carbon-1% Iron-81.4% Adv- Chromium in the alloy Reduces corrosion tendency by depositing an oxide layer on the surface of the metal. Remains bright under most conditions. Disadv- Maintaining the sharpness of the blade is a problem Loses a keen edge during much use Mainly used for working points and cement instruments. Carbon steel- Carbon-1% Manganeese-0.2% Silicon-0.2% Iron- 98.4-98.6% Adv- Harder than stainless steel Disadv- When unprotected, it will corode Stellite- cobalt 65- 90% Chromium- 35% Trace amounts- tungsten, molybdenum, iron Adv- High resistance to acid Hardness Use- Manufacture of mixing and inserting instruments *Alloys of nickel, cobalt or chromium are also used
  8. 8. Heat treatment HARDENING TREATMENT TEMPERING TREATMENT • The steel is heated to 1500-16000 F (8150c) and then quenched in oil to harden the working edge • Not more than 1-2mm of the tip is heated for hardening purpose, otherwise the instrument will lose its balance after sharpening • Hardens the alloy, but it also makes it brittle, especially when the carbon content is high. • Cutting edges are usually tempered to produce additional hardness and to remove some of the brittle properties. • To accomplish this, the tip is reheated at a lower temperature • Quenched in solutions of oil, acid or mercury at 200-4500c for 10 min. controlled heating and cooling of metals to alter their physical and mechanical properties without changing the product shape.
  9. 9. G.V.BLACK- first acceptable nomenclature for and classification of hand instruments CUTTING NON-CUTTING a. Excavators - ordinary hatchet - hoes - angle formers - spoons a. Chisels - straight - curved - bin angle - enamel hatchet - GMT a. Other cutting insruments - Knives, carvers - files, scalers - Amalgam condensors - Mirrors - Explorers - Probes
  10. 10. Acc. to Pickards’ manual of operative dentistry HAND-HELD ROTARY AUXILLIARY a. Examining mouth & teeth - mouth mirrors, probes a. Scaling- scalers b. Cutting teeth & removing caries - excavators chisels, hatchets, hoes c. Placing & condensing restorative materils - plastic instruments - condensors/ pluggers a. Carving & finishing a. Fibre optic lights for illumination b. Lights used for polymerization c. Ultrasonic scalers
  11. 11. Acc to Charbeneau- Principles & Practice of Operative Dentistry • Six categories- according to use- 1. Cutting instruments hand- hatchets, chisels, hoes, excavators, others rotary- burs, stones, disks, others 2. Condensing instruments pluggers- hand & mechanical 3. Plastic instruments spatulas, carvers, burnishers, packing instruments 4. Finishing & polishing instruments hand- orange wood sticks, polishing points, finishing strips rotary- finishing burs, mounted brushes, mounted stones, rubber cups, impregnated disks & wheels
  12. 12. 5. Isolation instruments rubber dam frame, clamps, forceps, punch saliva ejectors, cotton roll holders, evacuating tips & equipment 6. Miscellaneous mouth mirrors, explorers, probes, scissors, pliers, others
  13. 13. Acc to Marzouk- Operative Dentistry 1. Exploring instruments- a. for drying- air syringe, tweezers (cotton pliers) b. for illuminating- source of light – overhead fixture - intra oral light - mirrors- to reflect light
  14. 14. c. For retracting soft tissues- hand mirrors, tongue depressors, cheek retractors, plastic instruments (restorative blunt headed instruments) d. Probe the potential lesions- explorers- straight, right angled, arch explorers, inter proximal e. Seperators
  15. 15. 2. To remove tooth structure- (i) Hand cutting instruments- a. excavators- hatchet, hoe, spoon, discoid, cleoid b. chisels- straight, mon angled, bin angled, triple angled c. special chisels- enamel hatchet, GMT, angle former, Wedelstaedt, off-set, triangular, hoe chisel (ii) Rotary cutting/ rotary abrasives- a. speed- ultra low, low, medium, high, ultra high b. pressure c. heat d. vibration (iii) Ultrasonics
  16. 16. 3. Ultrasonic instruments 4. Restorating instruments - mixing, plastic, condensing, burnishing, carvers - files, knives - finishing & polishing- finishing burs, paper- carried abrasives, brushes, rubber, cloth, felt
  17. 17. Nomenclature, formula, design
  18. 18. Parts of hand cutting instruments • Shaft- used as a handle, straight and is usually without variations in size. It maybe serrated to increase friction for hand gripping. • Length-5.5 inches • Diameter-5.5 mm • Available in various sizes and shapes- small, medium, large diameter • Hexagonal or octagonal • Smooth, serrated or knurled • Knurled to facilitate control and to increase the friction for hand gripping • Instrument formula incorporated on it • Manufacturing kit number incorporated on it • Handle is either continuous with shank or seperable blade (a) shank (b) handle (c)
  19. 19. Shank- connects the shaft with the blade or working point or nib. It usually extends from its connection with the shaft to where the blade begins. It is here where any angulation of the instrument can be placed. Smooth, round, tapered and contrangled Have one or more bends to avoid the instrument from having tendency to twist in use where force is applied G.V.Black classified instruments depending on the number of angles in the shank as- Mon angle Bin angle Triple angle Quaternary angle
  20. 20. Blade- is the part of the instrument bearing the cutting edge. It begins at the angle if one angle is present at the shank, or at the last angle, if more than one angle is present in the shank or at the point which terminates in the shank. The blade ends in the cutting edge.
  21. 21. • Cutting edge- is the working part of the instrument. It is usually in the form of a bevel in different shapes. • Beveled- - single beveled - Bibeveled - Triple beveled - Circumferentially beveled • Regular bevel- - distal to shaft • Reverse bevel- - mesial to shaft eg:- binangle chisel
  22. 22. Blade angle- defined as the angle between the long axis of the blade and the long axis of the shaft. * Non cutting instruments- part corresponding to blade- is called NIB, end of the nib or working surface is called FACE Cutting edge angle- defined as an angle between the margins of the cutting edge and the long axis of the shaft. Some instruments have a blade on both ends of the handle and are known as double-ended instruments.
  23. 23. • Enamel and dentin are difficult substances to cut and require the generation of substantial forces at the tip of the instrument. • Hand instruments must be balanced and sharp. • Balance allows for the concentration of force onto the blade without causing rotation of the instrument in the grasp. • Sharpness concentrates the force onto a small area of the edge, producing a high stress
  24. 24. • Balance is accomplished by designing the angles of the shank so that the cutting edge of the blade lies within the projected diameter of the handle and nearly coincides with the projected axis of the handle . • For optimal antirotational design, the blade edge must not be off axis by more than 1 to 2 mm. • All dental instruments and equipment need to satisfy this principle of balance.
  25. 25. Instrument nomenclature (G.V.Black) 1. Order- denotes the purpose of the instrument. Eg:- excavator, scaler 2. Sub order- denotes the position or manner of use of the instrument Eg:- push, pull 3. Class- form of the blade. Eg:- hatchet, chisel 4. Angle/ Subclass- denotes the number of angles in the shank/ shape of the shank Eg:- 1- mon angle, 2- bin angle NAMING GOES FROM 4-1 Eg:- ‘bin angle’ ‘hatchet’ ‘push’ ‘excavator’ (‘push’ can be omitted)
  27. 27. Instrument formula • To describe the parts of an instrument accurately. • 3 measurement, all expressed in metric system • Carved on one side of the instruments shaft, in the following sequence. 1. Width of the blade in 1/10 of a mm. 2. Primary cutting edge angle- Measured from line parallel to Long axis of handle in clockwise centigrade in percent of 3600 eg:- 85= 85% x 360= 3060 • If edge is perpendicular to blade, this number is omitted
  28. 28. 3. Blade length- in mm 4. Blade angle- relative to long axis of handle in clockwise centigrade * In some instances, an additional number on the handle- manufacturer’s identification number, to assist the manufacturer in cataloging and ordering
  29. 29. Cutting instrument bevels • Most hand instruments- single bevel, end of blade- forms primary cutting edge • Two additional edges- secondary cutting edges, extend from primary edge for length of blade • Bibeveled instruments- eg:- ordinary hatchets- 2 bevels that form cutting edge
  30. 30. • Spoon excavators and gingival margin trimmers- scraping or lateral cutting motion. • Enamel hatchets- planing or direct cutting motion, as well as a lateral cutting motion. • For such single-beveled designs, the instruments must be made in pairs, having the bevels on opposite sides of the blade.
  31. 31. • Such instruments are designated as right or left beveled and are indicated by appending the letter R or L to the instrument formula. • To determine whether the instrument has a right or left bevel, the primary cutting edge is held down and pointing away, and if the bevel appears on the right side of the blade, it is the right instrument of the pair. This instrument, when used in a scraping motion, is moved from right to left. The opposite holds true for the left instrument of the pair.
  32. 32. • Most instruments are available with blades and shanks on both ends of the handle- double-ended. • In many cases the right instrument of the pair is on one end of the handle, and the left instrument is on the other end. • Sometimes similar blades of different widths are placed on double-ended instruments. • Single-ended instruments may be safer to use, but double-ended instruments are more efficient because they reduce instrument exchange.
  33. 33. • Instruments having the cutting edge perpendicular to the axis of the handle such as bin-angle chisels, those with a slight blade curvature (Wedelstaedt chisels), and hoes are single-beveled and not designated as rights or lefts, but as having a mesial bevel or a distal bevel.
  34. 34. If when one observes the inside of the blade curvature (or the inside of the angle at the junction of the blade and shank) the primary bevel is not visible, the instrument has a distal bevel. Conversely, if the primary bevel can be seen (from the same viewpoint) the instrument has a mesial or reverse bevel.
  35. 35. Instrument design • Hand instruments- made of either stainless steel, carbon steel or blades of tungsten carbide soldered to a steel handle. • Carbon steel (better cutting edge)> stainless steel, however, carbide blades  most efficient in cutting, even though they are brittle. * Main principle- of cutting with hand instruments- to concentrate force on a very thin cross section of the instrument at the cutting edge. • Thinner the cross section more the pressure that is concentrated more efficient the instrument will be. 10 lbs 10 lbs 70o 200 lbs 20o 20 lbs
  36. 36. Direct cutting & lateral cutting instruments • A direct cutting instrument is one in which the force is applied in the same plane as that of the blade & handle single planed instrument • Lateral cutting instruments are those in which the force is applied at a right angle to the plane of the blade and handle  usually have curved blade  double planed instrument Single planed Double planed May have two or more curves or angles in their shanks, al in the same plane as the handle Have angle or curve in a plane at right angle to that of handle Used in direct & lateral cutting Used only in lateral cutting
  37. 37. Contra angling • In order to gain access, many instruments have shank, bent at one or more points to angle the blade relative to the handle. • Depends on - length of blade - degree of angulation in shank • The working point is moved out of line with the angle of handle. • If this occurs more than 3 mm, from the handle axis, the instrument will be out of balance in lateral cutting motion and force will be required to keep the instrument from rotating in one hand. • To solve this problem, modern instruments are designed to have one or more angles in the shank placing the working point within 3mm from the axis of the handle  CONTRANGLING
  38. 38. • Short blade and small blade angle requires only binangle- contrangling, while longer blades and greater blade angles require triple contrangling. • Length of the blade required is determined by depth of the cavity and the blade angle is determined by the accessibility requirements. • Hence, greater angles are required for more posterior teeth and incisal portions of proximal cavities in anterior teeth. • So, in addition to balance, contrangling will provide better access and a clearer view for the field of operation.
  39. 39. RIGHT AND LEFT INSTRUMENTS • Direct cutting instruments are made either right or left by placing a bend on one side of the blade. R L • If the instrument is held with the cutting edge down and pointing away from the operator, and the bevel is on the right side right instrument, if bevel on the left left instrument • For lateral cutting move instrument from bevelled side to non-bevelled side of blade in lateral scrapping action • Lateral cutting instruments are made left and right by having curve or angle, which is at a right angle to the principal plane (shaft plane), either on right or left.
  40. 40. Single bevelled instruments • Single planed intruments with cutting edge at right angle to the long axis of the shaft. • If bevelled on side away from the shaft distally bevelled. • If bevelled on side of the blade towards the shaft mesially bevelled • If these instruments have no angle in shank, or an angle of 12o or less used in ‘push & scrapping motion’ • If angle in shank>12o, used in ‘pull’ (distally bevelled) & ‘push’ (mesially bevelled) motion.
  41. 41. Bi-bevelled instruments • Hatchets and straight chisels • Cut by pushing them in the direction of long axis of blade Triple bevelled instruments • Bevelling in the blade laterally together with the end= form three cutting edge.
  42. 42. Circumferentially bevelled • Usually occurs in double planed instruments where blade bevelled at all peripheries
  43. 43. Single ended/ double ended • Double ended- incorporates right and left or the mesial and distal form on the same handle. • Single planed instruments with no angle in shank- 5 cutting movements- vertical - right - left - push - pull Right-left single planed instrument with one or more angles in shank- 5 cutting movements - vertical - push - pull - right - left
  44. 44. Instrument applications
  45. 45. Mouth mirrors The two types of mouth mirror: left, front-surface reflecting; right, rear-surface reflecting. Note the double image in the rear-surface reflecting mirror. • Flat mirrors- most commonly used and preferred for most procedures, concave (magnifying) mirrors are also available. • Two main types- rear-surface and front-surface reflecting mirrors. • The former has the reflective surface beneath the glass so that the image is actually seen through the thickness of the glass twice. • This can produce a double image when it is necessary to look at the mirror from an angle, but the glass surface means that it is resistant to damage. • Front-surface mirrors produce a clearer image, particularly at angles. However, they are easily scratched and so care should be taken, particularly during cleaning and sterilization. • Rear surface mirror can be used for general purposes and for retracting the tongue and cheeks, reserving the front surface mirror for detailed examination.
  46. 46. Forceps and tweezers • Tweezers/ cotton forceps • Hemostats • Articulating paper forceps Tweezers- • Hand instruments with two narrow and pointed, straight or curved beaks to grasp small objects. • 2 long arms • Locking device • 2 long arms joined at one end • Other end remains apart
  47. 47. • Useful in carrying things to and from mouth • Carrying cotton rolls, cotton pledges, sponge pellets to and around the cavity • Carrying saliva soaked cotton rolls from the oral cavity to the waste disposal unit Locking tweezer - May have a locking device to maintain the beaks in a closed position until released - This avoids the unnecessary anxiesty of the operator at the possibility of slippage whatever is carried by the tweezer.
  48. 48. A set of four titanium nitride instruments used for placing and shaping composite. The surface of the instrument is very hard and is not scratched by the composite filler particles. It also resists the composite sticking to it. From the left: flat-plastic, carving instrument, burnisher, plugger. Stainless steel ‘plastic’ instruments. From the left: amalgam condenser, burnisher, carving instrument (a half Hollenback), flat-plastic. Instruments used for placing and condensing restorative materials
  49. 49. Cutting instrument application • Used to cut hard or soft tissues of the mouth EXCAVATORS- 1. Ordinary hatchet excavator- cutting edge of blade directed in the same plane as that of the long axis of the handle and is bibevelled. Used primarily on anterior teeth for preparing retentive areas and sharpening internal line angles, particularly in preparations for direct gold restorations.
  50. 50. 2. Hoe excavator- primary cutting edge of the blade perpendicular to the axis of the handle. Used for planing tooth preparation walls and forming line angles. Commonly used in class III and V preparations for direct gold restorations.
  51. 51. 3. Angle former- used for sharpening line angles and creating retentive features in dentin in preparation for gold restorations. Used in placing bevel on enamel margins. Mon-angled and has primary cutting edge at an angle to the blade. 4. Spoon excavators- used for removing caries and carving amalgam or direct wax patterns. Blades are slightly curved and cutting edges are either circular (discoid) or claw like (cleoid). Shanks are bin-angled or triple-angled to facilitate accessibility.
  52. 52. CHISELS- Intended primarily for cutting enamel. 1. Straight chisel- • Straight shank and blade with bevel on only one side. • Primary edge perpendicular to the axis of the handle. • Shank and blade of chisel maybe slightly curved (Wedelstaedt design) or bin-angled. • Primary cutting edges in a plane perpendicular to the axis of the handle and may have either a distal bevel or mesial bevel (reverse).
  53. 53. 2. Enamel hatchet- • Blade larger, heavier and beveled on only one side, rather than the ordinary hatchet • Cutting edge in a plane parallel with the axis of the handle • Used for cutting enamel and comes as right or left types for use on opposite sides of the preparation
  54. 54. 3. Gingival marginal trimmer- • To produce proper bevel on gingival enamel margins of proximo occlusal preparations. • Blade curved and primary cutting edge is at an angle • Right and left types- can be mesial or distal pairs • Second number in the formula- • 90-100- pair used on the distal gingival margin • 85-75- pair used to bevel the mesial margin • 100 & 75 pairs- for inlay/ onlay preparations with steep gingival bevels • 90 & 85 pairs- for amalgam preparations with gingival enamel bevels that decline gingivally only slightly • Used for rounding or bevelling of the axiopulpal line angle of two surface preparations
  55. 55. • The pair with the end of the cutting edge farthest from the shaft forming an acute angle is termed distal and is used to bevel a distal gingival margin or accentuate a mesial axiogingival angle. • The pair with the acute angle of the cutting edge closest to the shaft is called mesial and is used to bevel a mesial gingival margin or accentuate a distal axiogingival angle. a. Used in proximal box of Class 2 preperation with horizontal stoke to scrape a gingival wall & margin b. Used in a vertical or chopping stroke to plane a facial or lingual wall & margin
  56. 56. Other cutting instruments KNIVES- • finishing knives, amalgam knives or gold knives designed with thin knife-like blade • For trimming excess restorative material on the gingival, facial or lingual margins of a proximal restoration • For trimming and contouring the surface of a class V restoration • Sharp secondary edges on the heel aspect of the blade are very useful in scrape-pull mode
  57. 57. FILES • To trim excess restorative material • Particularly useful at gingival margins • Blades are very thin & short teeth on cutting surfaces • Either push or pull instrument DISCOID-CLEOID • Used principally for carving occlusal anatomy in unset amalgam restorations • To trim/ burnish inlay-onlay margins
  58. 58. Hand instrument techniques Modified pen grasp- • Permits the greatest delicacy of touch • Similar to holding a pen, not identical • Pads of thumb, index and middle finger contact instrument, while tip of the ring finger and/or little finger is placed on a nearby tooth of the same arch as REST • Palm of the hand, facing away from operator
  59. 59. Inverted pen grasp- • Hand rotated so that palm faces more toward the operator • Used mostly for tooth preparations utilizing lingual approach on anterior teeth
  60. 60. Palm and thumb grasp- • Handle placed in the palm of the hand and grasped by all the fingers, while thumb is free of the instrument and rest provided by tip of thumb on nearby tooth of same arch or on a firm, stable structure
  61. 61. Modified palm and thumb grasp- • Used when its feasible to rest the thumb on the tooth being prepared or the adjacent tooth • Used universally • Used in areas of maxillary arch and best adopted when dentist is operating from rear chair positions
  62. 62. RESTS – • In modified pen grasp and inverted pen grasp, rests are established by placing ring or ring and little fingers on tooth of the same arch and as close to operating site as possible • Closer the rest- more reliable No rest One finger rest Two finger rest
  63. 63. • Soft tissue rests nor distant hard tissue rest afford reliable control, they reduce the force or power that can be used safely • When it is impossible to establish normal finger rests with the hand holding the instrument, instrument control maybe gained using forefinger of the opposite hand on the shank of the instrument. * Indirect rest- operating hand rests on the opposite hand which rests on a stable oral structure.
  64. 64. Finger rest classified • Intra oral finger rest • Extra oral fulcrum Intra oral finger rest- 1. Conventional- finger rest is established on the tooth surface immediately adjacent to the working area 2. Cross-arch- finger rest is established on the tooth surfaces on the other side of the same arch 3. Opposite-arch- finger rest is established on tooth srfaces on the opposite arch (Eg:- mandibular arch finger rest for instrumentation on maxillary arch) 4. Finger-on- finger- finger rest is established on the index finger or thumb of the non operating hand.
  65. 65. Extra oral fulcrums Two most commonly used- 1. Palm up- established by resting the backs of the middle and ring fingers on the skin overlying the lateral aspect of the mandible on the right side of the face 2. Palm down- established by resting the front surfaces of the middle and ring fingers on the skin overlying lateral aspect of the mandible on the left side of the face
  66. 66. GUARDS- • Hand instruments or other items, such as interproximal wedges, used to protect soft tissue from contact with sharp cutting or abrasive instruments.
  67. 67. a) The dental nurse is picking up a mirror and probe. Note that she grasps the non-working ends. (b) The mirror and probe are placed firmly into the dentist’s hands. They are immediately ready for use. Instrument transfer
  68. 68. (c) To exchange an instrument the dental nurse brings in the new instrument (a Briault probe in this picture) parallel with the instrument that the dentist is using. (d) Exchange is completed by the dental nurse taking away the old instrument with the little finger of her left hand while placing the new instrument into the dentist’s hand.
  69. 69. Close-support dentistry/ 4-handed dentistry • When aspirating, the dental nurse should place the aspirator in the mouth before the dentist positions the mirror and handpiece. • She first retracts the lip with her finger or the tip of the three-in-one syringe and then places the aspirator tip in position. • The dentist may then position the mirror and handpiece. • If this order is reversed the dentist’s view is likely to be obstructed by the aspirator tip. • The tip of the aspirator should never contact the patient’s soft palate as this might cause retching.
  70. 70. • The orifice of the aspirator tip may be positioned either ‘on site’ or behind the last tooth. • In either position the aspirator tip also retracts soft tissue. • When ‘on site’ it is placed next to the tooth being prepared, level with its occlusal plane on the side of the arch nearest to the dental nurse. • The bevel of the aspirator tip is parallel to the arch and about 1 cm away from the tooth so that the coolant spray is not diverted away from the tooth. • Alternatively, the aspirator tip can be placed ‘retromolar’, just distal to the last molar, which is where water will naturally collect with the patient supine.
  71. 71. • The dental nurse also assists with soft tissue retraction in other ways, mainly with tissues on her side of the arch. • Thus, when working on the left side of the mouth, the cheek and lips on the patient’s left side are the responsibility of the dental nurse, whilst tongue retraction is the responsibility of the dentist. • Conversely, when working on the right-hand side, tongue retraction is the responsibility of the dental nurse while the dentist retracts lips and cheeks. • When cutting with the air turbine, the mirror surface quickly becomes obscured by spray. • The dental nurse should keep the mirror clear by washing it with spray and blowing air over it. • Each time the cutting stops, the dental nurse should wash and dry the cavity and the mirror so that the dentist can see clearly.
  72. 72. Moisture control Two endpieces for a saliva ejector. The design on the right is made of disposable plastic. The metal saliva ejector on the left has a flange to retract and protect the tongue and the floor of the mouth. Cotton rolls Rubber dam
  73. 73. Sharpening hand instruments • Dull cutting edges cause more pain, prolong operating time, less controllable, reduce quality and precision in tooth preparation • Resharpening requires little time and is very rewarding • Sharpening equipment- stationary sharpening stones - mechanical sharpeners - handpiece sharpening stones
  74. 74. Stationary sharpening stones • Block or stick of abrasive material Stone • Oilstones- stationary stones, a coating of oil is given to aid in sharpening process • Oilstones- coarse grit - medium grit - fine grit
  75. 75. Coarse and medium grit stones- • Initial reshaping of a badly damaged instrument or for sharpening other dental equipment such as bench knives. • Coarser used as little as needed for reshaping and then final sharpening done with a fine stone. Fine grit stones- • Sharpening dental instruments to be used for tooth preparation
  76. 76. Stationary stones – - flat- sharpening instruments with straight cutting edges - grooved - cylindric- concave edges - tapered- permit using a portion of stone with curvature matching that of instrument Sharpening stones- made of – natural or synthetic
  77. 77. Four types of materials most commonly used- 1. Arkansas stone- - naturally occurring containing microcrystalline quartz. - Semitranslucent, white or gray color - Hard enough to sharpen steel, but not carbide instruments - Available in hard and soft varieties - Should be lubricated with light machine oil before use - Should be covered in thin film of oil when stored
  78. 78. 2. Silicon carbide (SiC)- - Industrial abrasive - Grinding wheels, sand papers - Hard enough to cut steel, but not hard enough to sharpen carbide instruments - Available- coarse and medium - Moderately porous, require lubrication with a light oil to prevent clogging 3. Aluminium oxide- - Being increasingly used - Coarse & medium- speckled tan /bromide color - Fine- white, less porous, less lubrication
  79. 79. Diamond- - Hardest abrasive - Most effective - Capable of sharpening carbide and steel instruments Diamond hones- - Small blocks of metal with fine diamond particles impregnated in surface, held in place by electroplated layer of corrosion- resistant metal - Non porous, but lubrication extends life - Cleaved with mild detergent & medium bristle brush
  80. 80. Mechanical sharpeners- • Hand sharpening decreased due to more use of high speed rotary cutting instruments • Rx honing machine- example of mechanical sharpener • Move a hone in a reciprocating manner at a slow speed, while instrument is held at the appropriate angulation and supported by a rest.
  81. 81. Principles of sharpening • Sharpen instruments only after they have been cleaned and sterilized • Establish proper bevel (450) and the desired angle of cutting edge to the blade before placing the instrument against the stone, and maintain these angles while sharpening. • Use a light stroke or pressure against the stone to minimize frictional heat • Use rest or guide whenever possible • Remove as little metal from blade as possible • Lightly hone the unbeveled side of the blade after sharpening, to remove the fine bur that may be created. • After sharpening, resterilize the instruments along with other items on the instrument tray setup • Keep sharpening stones clean and free of metal cuttings
  82. 82. MECHANICAL TECHNIQUES • Blade is placed against the steady rest and proper angle of the cutting edge of the blade is established before starting the motor • Light pressure of instrument against reciprocating hone is maintained with a firm grasp on instrument • A trace of metal debris on the face of a flat hone along the length of the cutting edge is an indication that the entire cutting edge is contacting the hone. • Quick method • Handpiece stones used for instruments with curved blades.
  83. 83. STATIONARY STONE TECHNIQUE • Stationary sharpening stone- atleast 2 inches wide X 5 inches long • Should be medium grit • Thin film of oil lubricant placed on working surface • 45 degree angle of bevel and cutting edge should be used to the stone
  84. 84. Fundamental rules in using stationary stones • Lay stone on flat surface and do not tilt the stone while sharpening • Grasp the instrument firmly, usually with a modified pen grasp, so it will not rotate or change angles while being sharpened • To ensure stability during sharpening strokes, use the ring and little fingers as a rest and guide along a flat surface or along the stone. This prevents rolling or dipping of the instrument, which results in a distorted and uneven bevel.
  85. 85. • Use a light stroke to prevent the creation of heat and the scratching of the stone. • Use different areas of the stones surface while sharpening because this helps prevent the formation of grooves on the stone that impair efficiency and accuracy of the sharpening procedure
  86. 86. Sharpness test • Tested by lightly resting the cutting edge on a hard plastic surface. • If cutting edge digs in during an attempt to slide the instrument forward over the surface, the instrument is sharp. • If it slides the instrument is dull. • Only very light pressure is exerted in testing for sharpness • It cannot be overemphasized that sharp instruments are necessary for optimal operating procedures.
  87. 87. Sterilization & disinfection • Sterilization: destruction of both the vegetative form and bacterial spores • Disinfection: destruction of only vegetative form • Procedures involved in instrument processing: 1. Presoaking 2. Cleaning 3. Corrosion control and lubrication 4. Packaging 5. Sterilization 6. Sterilization monitoring 7. Drying or cooling 8. Storage 9. Distribution 10.Sharpening
  88. 88. 1. Presoaking: - prevent drying - begin to dissolve or soften organic debris - begin microbial kill in some instances Presoak solution contains: - detergents - enzymes or detergent containing disinfectant such as phenolic compounds or quarternary ammonium compounds
  89. 89. 2. Cleaning: Manual: hand scrubbing with soft brush under water to prevent aerosolizing and splashing. Utrasonic: safest and most efficient way to clean
  90. 90. 3. Corrosion control and lubrication: - a rust inhibitor should be applied on non stainless steel instruments - lubrication of instruments with moving parts should be done prior to steam sterilization - water based lubricants that contain preservative are ideal
  91. 91. 4. Packaging: cleaned instruments are wrapped before sterilization - see through poly film bag - single layer cloth wrap - nylon plastic tubing
  92. 92. 5. Sterilization 4 accepted methods - steam pressure sterilization (autoclave) - chemical vapor pressure sterilization (chemiclave) - dry heat sterilization (dryclave) - ethylene oxide sterilization new methods- - microwave oven - ultraviolet light
  93. 93. Steam pressure sterilization (autoclave) • Time required- o 15 min time at 2500F(1210C) and 15 lbs of pressure (light load of instruments) o Wrapped instruments- 7 min, 2730F (1340C) at 30 pounds of pressure o Performed in a steam autoclave • Advantages - most rapid and effective method for sterilizing cloth surgical packs and towel packs • Disadvantages - items sensitive to elevated temperature cannot be autoclaved - tends to rust carbon steel instruments and burs - burs can be protected by submerging in anticorrosive agent- 2% sodium nitrite
  94. 94. Chemical vapor sterilization (chemiclave) - performed in a chemiclave - operate at 2700F(1310C) at 20 lbs for half an hour Advantages: - Carbon steel and burs are said to be sterilized without rust Disadvantages: • Items sensitive to elevated temperature will be damaged. • Towels and heavy cloth wrapping may not be penetrated to provide adequate sterilization. • Only dry instruments should be loaded.
  95. 95. Dry heat sterilization o Conventional dry heat oven:- • Heated at 3200F (1600C) for 30 min. instruments should be packaged in foil wrap or nylon bags • Wrapped instruments- 3350- 3450F for 60-90 mins. o Short cycle high temperature dry heat oven:- Sterilization time reduced • 6 mins for unwrapped • 12 mins for wrapped • Temperature- 370-3750 F
  96. 96. Advantages- • Carbon steel instruments and burs do not rust, corrode or lose their temper or cutting edge if they are dried before processing Disadvantages- • Damage heat sensitive items such as rubber or plastic goods. • Inaccurate calibration, lack of attention to proper setting and adding instrument without restarting the timing are common source of error.
  97. 97. Ethylene oxide sterilization: • Best method of sterilizing complex instrument and delicate materials • Expensive Disinfection: Boiling water-10 min Use of chemicals- 6-10 hrs • Glutaraldehyde- 2-3 % • Sodium hypochlorite- 1-5 %
  98. 98. 6. Sterilization monitoring: Sterilization indicator on instrument bag Daily color change process indicator strip Weekly biologic spore test Documentation note book 7. Storage: In a sterile, wrapped tray set up or in an individual sterile wrapping.
  99. 99. WHATS NEW?
  100. 100. Hand instruments for composites P1 resin plugger- Ivoclar vivadent
  101. 101. OptraContact is easy to use and highly effective. The instrument is used to achieve large and tight proximal contacts in posterior teeth. Optra contact- Ivoclar vivadent
  102. 102. OptraContact features a patented forked working end with which a composite bridge is formed while the first layer is cured. The bridge, which is created in the contact region, stabilizes the matrix. Furthermore, OptraContact allows contacts to be selectively created in the anatomically-correct upper third of the proximal surface. OptraContact is available in two sizes: one for molars and one for premolars or for large and small cavities.
  103. 103. Advantages Tighter and larger proximal contacts The stabilizing composite bridge makes the proximal contacts tighter and larger. Selective positioning of contacts Contacts can be selectively positioned in the upper third of the proximal surface. Consequently, the entire restoration is located much nearer to the original natural position.
  104. 104. Top tips from Dentsply • The special surface of Dentsply Ash composite materials enables them to be used with composite and glass ionomer materials. • Anodised aluminium tips give them exceptional non-stick properties. • Placing and shaping composite material is significantly easier and quicker than with conventional hand instruments. • The anodised surface of the composite instrument is not scratched by the composite filler particles and it also resists composites sticking to it without risk of discolouring the materials. • Dentsply Ash composite instruments are available in Ceramicolor and Lustra.
  105. 105. Trimax Composite Instrument Kit The Trimax™ instrument creates a better way to create posterior composite restorations. It improves polymerization of deep restorations and creates tight anatomically correct contact areas. The micro light guides on the end of the instrument have a marginal ridge guide that lights up when curing and can be used in a number of different positions. By combining the advantages of optically clear micro light guides that are shaped to fit different size teeth, the Trimax™ instrument makes ideal posterior composite placement easy, fast and accurate.
  106. 106. Garrison Dental universal Composite & plastic filling instruments #3 Goldstein Flexi-Thin XTS Composite Instrument with #6S Smooth Satin Steel Handle NB Anterior Composite placement instrument
  107. 107. Mouth mirrors with illumination
  108. 108. Mouth mirrors with suction
  109. 109. References • Sturdevant’s Art and Science of Operative dentistry (4th edition) • Operative dentistry- modern theory and practice-Marzouk, Simonton and Gross (1st edition) • Principles and practice of Operative dentistry by Gerald T.Charbenau (2nd edition) • Atlas of operative dentistry- William W Howard, Richard C Moller (3rd edition) • History of dentistry- Melvin E Eing • Text book of operative dentistry- Gilmore, Lund, Bales, Vernetti (4th edition) • Current concepts in Operative dentistry- Goldman, Gilmore, Inby, McDonald (6th volume) • Modern concepts in operative dentistry- Horsted, Ivar, Mjor • Pickard’s manual of operative dentistry (5th edition) • Mosby Dental hygiene – Michele L Darby (5th edition)
  110. 110. THANK YOU