About The Event


This webinar has been postponed until further notice. There has been an unforeseen delay in the delivery of the equipment needed for the live demo portion. We will announce the new date as soon as soon as we can. We apologize for any inconvenience.

We can all agree it is important to maintain sharp instruments. After all, sharp instruments reduce ergonomic risk, save time and money, and accomplish calculus removal with preciseness. But why does sharpening have to be so hard? It doesn’t! This course will help the dental health care practitioner achieve and maintain consistent levels of sharpness by re-examining the science behind sharpening and reviewing basic sharpening concepts. A discussion on when to sharpen dental instruments will be had along with an analysis of various sharpening options. The course will conclude with a comparison of popular stainless-steel instruments on the market and a discussion about sharpen-free instruments along with a live demonstration of sharpening techniques.

Learning Objectives:
- Discuss the science behind sharpening periodontal scalers and curets
- Realize the consequences of using dull instruments
- Explore various sharpening options
- Compare and contrast widely used stainless-steel instruments
- Consider the advantages sharpen-free instruments

This webinar is being provided in co-sponsorship with Dental Toaster and is valid for 1.5 CEU. Dental Toaster is a nationally approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement. Provider ID#383988

Cost: $15 for 1 CEU

Please note: this webinar is hosted by Bisco Canada. DentalToaster is not responsible for registration, hosting of the event, or content therein. DentalToaster is providing AGD/PACE certification for this event only. 

Presented by

RDH, BSDH, DHSc, AADH Dr. Joy Void-Holmes

Dr. Joy D. Void-Holmes holds a Doctor of Health Science degree from Nova Southeastern University and is a registered dental hygienist with over 25 years of clinical experience in private practice. She is founder of Dr. Joy, RDH™ and creator of the Dental Hygiene Student Planner™. Dr. Joy is program chair for Fortis College Landover Dental Hygiene Program and holds a faculty position at the American Denturist School. Dr. Joy is a professional speaker and published author. She has presented continuing education courses nationally and internationally in the areas of instrumentation, ultrasonics, infection control, nutrition and biochemistry, cultural diversity and inclusion, silver diamine fluoride and glass ionomers along with her signature keynote, Confidence and Courage She serves as a Consultant Examiner for the CDCA examination board and is Past President of The Maryland Dental Hygienists' Association. Dr. Joy is an active member of The American Academy of Dental Hygienists, The American Dental Hygienists' Association and The Maryland Dental Action Coalition.