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4. Periodontic and Endodontic Instruments

After completing this lesson, you should be able to:

  • Define the meaning of periodontics.
  • Identify the instruments used in periodontics procedures.
  • Name the actions that the dental assistant should take to prepare the patient for periodontic procedures.
  • Define the meaning of gingivectomy.
  • State common periodontal duties.
  • Define the meaning of endodontics.
  • Identify the skills required by the dental assistant while assisting the dentist during an endodontics treatment.
  • Name the three basic phases in endodontic treatment.
  • Identify the instruments used in endodontic treatment.
  • Identify the procedures used in preparing the patient for endodontic treatment.
  • List the sequence of treatment for the single appointment method for a root canal.
  • Identify the procedures for administering apicoectomy therapy.
  • Identify the skills required for the care and cleaning of instruments.

David L. Heiserman, Editor

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Revised: June 06, 2015