Saturday 17 May 2014    
8:30 am - 4:30 pm


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17 Monash Avenue, Nedlands, WA, 6009

Event Type

  • 6 CPD hours
  • Presented by Robyn Watson
  •  Use of the ultrasonic and Periodontal Instrumentation
  •  $750     inc GST
  • Limited Attendance  – Maximum 20
  • Fully Catered
  • All instruments and equipment provided
Level 2
Op Tech Laboratory
17 Monash Avenue

Periodontal Instrumentation        WORKSHOP CANCELLED

This workshop has been cancelled.  We are sorry for any disappointment. For more details please contact us.

Use of Langer, Diamatec, Implacare, and a variety of other debridement instruments

This hands on workshop will focus upon structured exercises allowing the participant to compare and contrast instrumentation techniques utilizing a variety of hand instruments and ultrasonic scalers

The design capabilities and limitations of manual scalers and curettes vs. power scaling devices will be examined with adaptation to typodonts.

Discover the distinct differences in mechanical debridement strategies and techniques, and the ways in which a combination of ultrasonics and hand instruments will enhance ergonomic comfort and the provision of therapeutic benefits for the periodontal patient.

Ultrasonic Course

Use of Magnetostrictive (cavitron) and Piezoelectric devices will be discussed.

This hands-on workshop will provide an opportunity for each participant to ANALYZE and UTILISE a variety of Ultrasonic scalers, both magnetostrictive and piezoelectric on typodonts.

The physical designs of the working ends of the ultrasonic scalers in relation to the specific objectives of the treatment procedure and the areas of use will be the focus of the activity based exercises.

The current trend toward the use of power scalers to increase productivity and profitability and to decrease physical stress ad strain for both the clinician and the patient will be explored.

Selecting and using the most appropriate magnetostrictive ultrasonic inserts and piezoelectric tips for maximum effectiveness and ease in debriding the areas most frequently missed due to root anatomy will be the focus of “hands-on” activities.

Course program target group:

Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Therapists, Oral Health Therapists. 

Maximum participant number :  20

Robyn-Watson-reducedRobyn Watson is a Dental Hygienist who was educated in the USA and practiced and taught in the USA for many years before returning to her home country of New Zealand in 1994 to participate in the introduction of the first school of Dental Hygiene in New Zealand. Since that time, she has been on the faculty of the Otago School of Dentistry, the Otago Polytechnic and consulted with the development of the BSc in Oral Health at the Auckland University of Technology where she was a Senior lecturer, and NZDHA representative to the Oral Health Advisory Board of the University.

Robyn has more recently been appointed as a Lecturer in the Department of Periodontics at the University of Sydney.

She has served as Vice President and President of the NZDHA and sat on the New Zealand Dental Council for 6 years. She served on the Oral Health Advisory Group to the Ministry of Health and the New Zealand Dental Health Foundation for four years.

Robyn is one of the New Zealand delegates to the International Federation of Dental Hygienists and chaired the Education committee for three years –  now holding the position of President-elect.  She will assume the role of President of the IFDH in three years time.

She received her Dental Hygiene education at the University of Pennsylvania, her Bachelors degree in Dental Auxiliary Education at the University of North Carolina and her Masters in Public Administration in Health Services Management from Golden Gate University in San Francisco.

She has delivered programmes internationally for several years during which she has conducted seminars for Universities and professional groups in Australia, New Zealand, UAR, Malaysia Germany, Kenya, Korea,  Brazil, Cambodia, Vietnam and East Timor. Her latest project is developing a dental facility on Epi Island in Vanuatu to serve the local community

Registrations close one week prior to course. See Edge PD cancellation policy

Limited attendance


Bookings are closed for this event.