Dr. Clayton Gracey introduced a set of curettes in the 1940s designed to treat periodontal disease. These instruments, later coined Gracey curettes, were fashioned to treat specific areas on the tooth while improving access to periodontal pockets and facilitating deposit removal.
Nordent’s Gracey curettes are designed just like Dr. Gracey intended them to be, with blades that wrap around the tooth anatomy and easily slide into the pocket.
This course will examine standard and modified Gracey curette design and application. A review will be provided on basic instrumentation concepts and principles.
A discussion on Nordent’s Relyant scalers and curettes and Rx for staying sharp will conclude the course.
Discuss the Nordent and the uniqueness of their instrument brands
Identify the fundamental skills of basic dental hygiene instrumentation
Apply knowledge of standard and modified Gracey designs in a clinical setting
Develop a system that allows for continuous replacement of dental hygiene instruments