Smarten Up and Sharpen Up!:

Why is it that no one ever wants to sharpen hygiene instruments? But we want them to have that new, just "out-of-the-package" feel? This 3 hour hands-on workshop will demonstrate how easily and effectively you CAN sharpen scalers and cure"es once you find the method that works BEST for YOU. Please join us for a relaxed, informal program that will highlight some of the latest and greatest guides, aids and devices that can help you to achieve sharp cutting edges on your instruments every

The participants will learn to:
• Distinguish a "dull" cutting edge from a "sharp" edge.
• Extend the life of your instruments by maintaining sharp blades with a minimal amount of grinding.
• Select an appropriate sharpening method for your individual situation.
• Identify the best time in your busy schedule to sharpen your instruments.
• Enjoy working with sharp instruments again.

  • CE Credit: 3
  • Audience:
  • Supported by:Hu-Friedy
Judy Bendit

Judy Bendit, RDH, BS

Judy has been invited to present programs at more than 300 dental and hygiene meetings in the United States and Canada. She currently holds an Adjunct Faculty position in the Periodontal Department, Temple-Kornberg School of Dentistry. In addition to speaking, Judy also has written many articles on dental related topics, and is a volunteer for the Global Smile Foundation performing community outreach around the world. Following her years of practice as a clinical dental hygienist, Judy served as a Professional Sales Representative for manufacturers of dental products for 12 years. She also served as an educational consultant for several dental manufacturers for the past 15 years. In recognition of her expertise as a presenter, Judy has been recognized for several years as a “Top Leader in Dental Education” by Dentistry Today. She has been a longstanding member of the ADHA and a Distinguished Member of the Academy of Dental Hygiene.

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