Polish Up on Rubber Cup Procedures

Release Date: Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Member Pricing: FREE
Non-Member Pricing: $25.00
Duration: 60 minutes

Summary

The use of a rubber cup within the practice of dental hygiene is not a dying technique. A simple rubber cup can be an essential part of a treatment plan for many procedures including stain removal, application of therapeutic agents, and the maintenance of restorations. This webinar will focus on elements critical to the safe, effective, and efficient implementation of rubber cup procedures including particle size and shape, pressure, speed, ergonomics and selection, and sequencing of pastes and agents.

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Compare and contrast the following common rubber cup procedures: stain removal, application of therapeutic agents, and maintenance of restorations
  • Identify appropriate polishing pastes and agents for common rubber cup procedures
  • Recognize the ergonomic benefits of the armamentarium used for rubber cup procedures
  • List a variety of polishing technique pearls which help to increase speed, improve effectiveness, and preserve tooth structure
  • Discuss the history of the selective polishing movement and differentiate between the traditional and current definitions of selective polish