The use of ultrasonic instrumentation in dentistry in the wake of COVID-19 has been controversial. While dental health care practitioners (DHCP) are waiting for research that will determine and provide finite guidelines on the use of ultrasonics, many are choosing to use hand instruments exclusively to minimize aerosols. 

This course is intended to introduce the DHCP to unique instrument designs by Nordent. These unique designs allow the DHCP to provide advances care while preserving tooth structure and reducing the incidence of musculoskeletal disorders. 

At the conclusion of this presentation, the DHCP will have a better understanding and confidence in their hand scaling techniques.


At the end of the course, YOU will be able to:

  • Identify unique instrument designs by Nordent

  • Highlight technological advancements used to make Nordent instruments superior quality

  • Implement proper use of hand instruments for effective removal of calculus deposits and plaque biofilm


  • Dr. Joy  Void-Holmes


    Dr. Joy Void-Holmes

    With over 27 years of experience, Joy D. Void-Holmes is considered a thought leader in dental hygiene and is recognized for her ability to evoke passion into her work to help elevate the knowledge of the dental community. She is an educator, writer, consultant, and researcher. Published author for multiple dental related articles, editor and chief of the Inspire the Future Newsletter, creator of the Dental Hygiene Student Planner, and co-founder of the Inspire the Future Summit educators conference. She is an accomplished speaker and has lectured nationally. Her continuing education presentations include a variety of topics such as instrumentation, ultrasonics, infection control, nutrition and biochemistry, health promotion models, and oral-systemic diseases. Joy currently serves as president for the Maryland Dental Hygienists’ Association and is a consultant examiner for the Commission on Dental Competency Exams. Joy received her doctorate degree in Health Sciences from Nova Southeastern University.

What Else Do I Need To Know About This Course?

  • It's online. Access from your phone or computer.

  • 1 CEU awarded.

  • Sponsored by Nordent