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Debridement Curettes

  1. 1. O’Hehir Debridement Curettes
  2. 2. O’Hehir Debridement Curettes <ul><li>In this tutorial you will learn: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What Debridement Curettes are </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Debridement Curettes designs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Features and benefits of Debridement Curettes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Illustrated uses of Debridement Curettes </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Definition of Debridement Therapy <ul><li>“… mechanical removal of tooth and root surface irritants to the extent that the adjacent soft tissues maintain or return to a healthy, noninflamed state.” </li></ul><ul><li>Irene Woodall, Comprehensive Dental Hygiene Care. Fourth Edition, Ch. 25, by Nancy Stutsman Young, Trisha O’Hehir, Irene Woodall, pg. 534. St. Louis, MO: Mosby-Year Book Inc. 1993 </li></ul>
  4. 4. O’Hehir Debridement Curettes <ul><li>Debridement Curettes are used to smooth root surfaces and remove small residual deposits, usually after ultrasonic scaling. </li></ul><ul><li>Ideal for furcations, developmental grooves and line angles. </li></ul><ul><li>Designed in consultation with Trisha O’Hehir, RDH. </li></ul>
  5. 5. O’Hehir Debridement Curettes <ul><li>Close Up of Instrument Blade </li></ul><ul><li>The tips look like a small spoon excavator and are described as “disk shaped.” </li></ul><ul><li>The entire circumference of the blade serves as the cutting edge. </li></ul><ul><li>The blade design enables a push or pull stroke in all directions: vertical horizontal or lateral. </li></ul>1.5 mm Blade
  6. 6. O’Hehir Debridement Curettes <ul><li>Extended Terminal Shanks </li></ul><ul><li>Provide easy access into deep periodontal pockets </li></ul><ul><li>Allow assessment and smoothing of root surfaces </li></ul>
  7. 7. O’Hehir Debridement Curettes <ul><li>1/2 O’Hehir Curette in a Furcation </li></ul><ul><li>These small disk shaped blades curve into the tooth easily adapting into furcations, flutings, developmental grooves and line angles. </li></ul><ul><li>The long terminal shanks (15mm) allow access into deep and narrow periodontal pockets. </li></ul>1/2 O’Hehir
  8. 8. O’Hehir Debridement Curettes <ul><li>1/2 O’Hehir Curette & 3/4 O’Hehir Curette </li></ul><ul><li>These two designs are for the posterior teeth </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The 1/2 adapts to the buccal and lingual surfaces </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The 3/4 is designed for mesial and distal surfaces. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The blade is positioned to access the proper surface. They feature a long terminal shank which allows the clinician to get to the base of the pocket. </li></ul></ul>1/2 O’Hehir 3/4 O’Hehir
  9. 9. O’Hehir Debridement Curettes <ul><li>1/2 O’Hehir Curette </li></ul><ul><li>The posterior buccal/lingual curette (SOH1/2) allows the clinician to get into deep periodontal defects and furcations. </li></ul>Buccal/Lingual 1/2 O’Hehir
  10. 10. O’Hehir Debridement Curettes <ul><li>3/4 O’Hehir </li></ul><ul><li>The posterior mesial/distal curette (SOH3/4) can access deep proximal surfaces. Since the blade is round, a push or pull stroke can be used. </li></ul>Mesial/Distal 3/4 O’Hehir
  11. 11. O’Hehir Debridement Curettes <ul><li>5/6 O’Hehir Curette and 7/8 O’Hehir Curette </li></ul><ul><li>These are the two designs for anterior surfaces. </li></ul><ul><li>The 5/6 O’Hehir has an 8mm shank and is positioned to access all tooth surfaces. </li></ul><ul><li>The 7/8 O’Hehir features an extended terminal shank (15mm) which allows the clinician to get to the base of even the deepest periodontal pocket. </li></ul>5/6 O’Hehir 7/8 O’Hehir
  12. 12. O’Hehir Debridement Curettes <ul><li>7/8 O’Hehir Curette </li></ul><ul><li>The 7/8 anterior curette features a long terminal shank and small blade to reach into the deepest pockets. </li></ul>7/8 O’Hehir Curette
  13. 13. O’Hehir Debridement Curettes <ul><li>The Entire Series (set of four): </li></ul><ul><li>SOH1/2 O’Hehir Curette, SOH3/4 O’Hehir Curette, SOH5/6 O’Hehir Curette, SOH7/8 O’Hehir Curette, sold individually. </li></ul>1/2 3/4 5/6 7/8
  14. 14. Summary <ul><li>Hu-Friedy’s Debridement Curettes are used to smooth root surfaces and remove small residual deposits, usually after ultrasonic scaling. </li></ul><ul><li>Available in 4 Part Codes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SOH1/2 – 1/2 Buccal Lingual </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SOH3/4 – 3/4 Mesial Distal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SOH5/6 – 5/6 Anterior </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SOH7/8 – 7/8 Anterior Extended </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Conclusion <ul><li>As a clinician, the Hu-Friedy’s Debridement Curettes are ideal for furcations, developmental grooves, and line angles. </li></ul><ul><li>The entire edge of the blade is a cutting edge enabling you to use a push or pull stroke in all directions. </li></ul><ul><li>The extended shanks allow you for easy access into deep pockets. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Qualifying Question <ul><li>Thank you for taking the time to learn more about Hu-Friedy’s Debridement Curettes . </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>How long is the extended terminal shank of the 7/8 O’Hehir Debridement Curette? </li></ul><ul><li>8mm </li></ul><ul><li>9mm </li></ul><ul><li>10mm </li></ul><ul><li>15mm </li></ul><ul><li>20mm </li></ul>

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