I’m a big fan of simplicity and have been for a very long time. I like keeping things to an absolute minimum whenever possible in my life, so naturally that same philosophy extends to my life as a dental hygienist. In this post, I will share how few instruments I actually use to complete all the scaling I do.
The Parkell Burnett Power Tip is the best overall tip I have ever used. It is longer, more powerful and slightly thinner than your typical universal tip. It is the foundation of my scaling toolbox and is used to complete most of the scaling I do. The American Eagle XP instruments not only work well, but the XP technology eliminates the need to sharpen! The American Eagle Posterior Double Gracey combines two instruments into one (11/12 and 13/4). Those are two beautiful examples of embedding simplicity into the design. Love it.
Subscribe to Blog via Email
– Parkell Burnett Power Tip
– Parkell Straight Perio Tip
– Parkell Curved Perio Tips
– Parkell GentleClean Tips
– American Eagle XP BlackJack instrument
– American Eagle XP Barnhart 5/6 instrument
– American Eagle XP Posterior Double Gracey
This is what I use for the vast majority of the scaling I do (~95%).
This is what I use sometimes (~5%).
This is what I have just in case, but rarely use or need (~1%).
How do you keep things simple in your office?