Learning root debridement with curettes and power-driven instruments in vitro: the role of operator motivation and self-assessment.

@article{Knig2002LearningRD,
  title={Learning root debridement with curettes and power-driven instruments in vitro: the role of operator motivation and self-assessment.},
  author={J{\"o}rgen K{\"o}nig and Andreas R{\"u}hling and H Schlemme and Thomas Kocher and Christian Schwahn and H C Plagmann},
  journal={European journal of dental education : official journal of the Association for Dental Education in Europe},
  year={2002},
  volume={6 4},
  pages={
          169-75
        }
}
The influence of systematic dummy-head training with Periopolishe (PP, group A) and Gracey instruments (GRA, group B) on the effectiveness of root debridement was evaluated by Rühling et al., 2002 (9). Their results indicate that independent of the instrument used, untrained operators were only able to debride root surfaces at low levels of effectiveness. It was possible to increase effectiveness to a high level through systematic training in both groups. The aim of the present study was to… CONTINUE READING