Accession Number:

ADA025166

Title:

The Sharpening of Scaling Instruments. I. An Examination of Principles.

Descriptive Note:

Rept. for Feb 75-May 76,

Corporate Author:

WALTER REED ARMY MEDICAL CENTER WASHINGTON D C ARMY INST OF DENTAL RESEARCH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-05-19

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

The theory and practice of sharpening are discussed with particular emphasis upon dental scalers and periodontal curettes. Various cutting modes and edge characteristics are described together with the special requirements they present in sharpening. Different approaches to sharpening are examined. Stress is placed on the advantages of using powered rotary stones on the sides of the blades instead of the blade face when sharpening scalers and curettes. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE