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Ultra sonic and hand scaling



What is the latest standard of practice for prophy? Hand scale then ulrasonic or ultrasonic then hand scale?


It is typically ultrasonic, then hand scaling, then maybe some follow up with the ultrasonic.  It is up to the practitioner.

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Michele P Carr, RDH,  MA Michele P Carr, RDH, MA
Associate Professor of Dental Hygiene
Associate Professor of HS Nursing Quality & Research
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University