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Powered Instrumentation: Sonic, Ultrasonic, and MORE!

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Saturday, May 7, 2011


Leyvee Cabanilla Jacobs, DDS, MSD

Pamela Voletti Gibes, RDH, BS, MA

Laura Manning-Lee, RDH, BS, MA 

Kathleen Neveu, RDH, RDA, MS

Kathi R. Shepherd, RDH, MS

Course Overview

Current research demonstrates the many advantages of powered instrumentation in periodontal non-surgical care. A theoretical basis for the use of powered instruments as well as hands-on experience with manikins will be provided in this course. Participants will be exposed to numerous types of ultrasonic equipment including new insert designs.

Course Objectives

At the completion of the course participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the current model of periodontal debridement
  • Compare and contrast various powered periodontal instruments available
  • Employ fundamental instrumentation techniques with powered instruments and the air polisher
  • Select various inserts available to enhance periodontal instrumentation
  • Discuss periodontal insurance codes and billing


University of Detroit Mercy Dental Corktown Campus, Detroit, MI
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Dentists - $255; Allied - $155 (includes continental breakfast and lunch)

If you choose to pay for a continuing education course by check, please note that the check must be received by UDM within ten (10) days of registration. If the check is not received within ten (10) days of registration, we will assume that you are no longer interested in the course and will remove you from the course roster and you will forfeit your held seat. If you register less than ten (10) days prior to the start of a course, payment will be accepted up to the course start time. If additional time is required, please contact 313-494-6626 prior to registering to make a payment arrangement.


9:00 AM to 4:00 PM; Registration table opens a half hour before the course begins.

CDE Credits

6 hours (Lecture and Hands-On)

Registration Policy

For your convenience you may register up until 3:00pm on the day prior to the start of the course with no additional charge. An additional non-refundable fee of $20 dollars per person, per course will be assessed to any registrations received after 3:00pm the day prior to a course or to any same day or walk in registrations.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

A full refund less $25 will be granted if notification of cancellation is received by the Institute for Advanced Continuing Dental Education office two weeks (14 or more days) prior to the start of the course. If a cancellation is received less than two weeks (13 or less days) prior to the start of this course, no refund will be granted. Refunds cannot be given for same day cancellations or no-shows.

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