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04/15/2020 Insider Study Club Ultrasonic Technologies and Aerosol Management: Healthy Patients and Healthy You with Noel Paschke & Richard Paschke
April 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
Ultrasonic therapy has been proven to be an effective periodontal instrumentation modality and has been adopted by clinicians as a primary instrument. With the recent COVID-19 pandemic, aerosol transmission has been highlighted. The dilemma for clinicians is to provide exceptional care, reduce clinician body fatigue and not put themselves at risk during clinical procedures.
Both magneto and piezo ultrasonic technologies will be examined by their mechanism of action, tip movement, angulation during use and water flow. Specific measures will be discussed to mitigate aerosol production during the procedure.
Course Objectives: Upon completion of the course, attendees will be able to:
-Compare and contrast magneto and piezo ultrasonics related to tip motion, adaptation and waterflow.
-Discuss Guidelines of Minimizing Risk of COVID-19 Transmission, HVE devices and urgent necessity for aerosol management.
-Ask your questions to a leading dental ultrasonic engineer on unit and instrument design.
Noel Paschke, RDH, MS has had corporate experience at two international companies that manufacture ultrasonics, Dentsply as Manager, North America Clinical Education and ACTEON as Director, North America Clinical Education. Currently, through her company Ultrasonics Plus, LLC, Noel writes, speaks and provides hands-on training on both dental ultrasonic technologies including their use on natural teeth and implants. Her most cherished role is being the “Mrs.” of “Mr. & Mrs. Ultrasonics” with her dental ultrasonic engineer husband, Richard Paschke.
Richard Paschke, BS, MS, a former thirty-year employee of Dentsply Cavitron, owns and has developed many patents on dental ultrasonic inserts and devices, including the Steri-Mate® handpiece, the Cavitron® SPS™ system, and methods of accurate measurement of tip wear. His favorite saying is “the solution to a problem already existed before the problem.” Richard is a consultant to major ultrasonic companies on their manufacturing processes and new product designs. He enjoys working with “Mrs. Ultrasonics” in their home-based ultrasonic lab in Montana. Together “Mr. & Mrs. Ultrasonics” marry ultrasonic instrument design and clinical application for maximum clinical utilization.