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How to Keep Instruments Sharp

I am spending lots of time sharpening my instruments. What can I do to help them stay sharp longer? There are two basic sharpening objectives: to produce a sharp cutting edge and to maintain the original contour of the instrument. The…

One-Time Subgingival Irrigation

Should I use chlorhexidine or stabilized chlorine dioxide for one-time subgingival irrigation after scaling and root planing? Chlorhexidine gluconate (0.12%) is known as the gold standard for antimicrobials due to its demonstrated…

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