I always wished in hygiene school I could just see someone scale start to finish so here it is.
*We wanted to keep the video short for viewing purposes feel free to take a little longer. The average time to scale a patients teeth is 20 mins. therefore some patients will take a little more time and some a little less.
*I had an instructor once tell me, “take no more than 5 proficient strokes per surface.”
*Proficient means add lateral pressure, adapt for comfort, remove the calc/biofilm, and DON’T skip a surface.
*The patient in this video had very very light calculus based on the fact that she had already been the patient for other videos.
*With this in mind we hope you take away something helpful from the video even if you do it a little bit different.