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.
It is not uncommon for many of the fundamental skills taught in school to fall by the wayside after practicing “real world” hygiene for a few years. So, what’s the outcome? Improper use of instruments resulting in increased risks of musculoskeletal disorders and poor treatment outcomes. This presentation will revisit the basic principles of instrumentation. A review of instrumentation design and classification followed by a discussion on the order of instrumentation will aid clinicians in precise placement of instruments for effective deposit removal. This course will also help hygienists learn how to work more effectively to provide the best periodontal treatment for their patients with modern instrumentation techniques.