This week on A Tale of Two Hygienists TIPisode we are joined by Dr. Joy D. Void-Holmes, RDH, BSDH, MHSc, AADH to discuss “The Jacks”. Dr. Joy D. Void-Holmes, RDH, BSDH, MHSc, AADH is the founder Dr. Joy, RDH and the creator of the Dental Hygiene Student Planner.
What are the Jacks
What do the Jacks do
“If you are a practicing clinician, chances are you have a Jack in your life.”
“The Jacks I will be talking about today are sickle scalers.”
“A portion of the anatomical crown is below the gingival margin in a healthy mouth, typically 1-2mm, more in a patient with gingival inflammation.”
“The use sickle scalers should be avoided on root surfaces, to prevent unintended gouging.”
“Many clinicians use these beauties improperly causing damage they cannot see.”