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scaling

 [skāl´ing]
1. the removal of plaque, bacterial endotoxins, and calculus from a tooth with a scaler.
2. measurement of something using a scale.
hand scaling scaling and oral débridement using a manual scaler.
ultrasonic scaling scaling using an ultrasonic scaler.

hand scaling

the manual removal of plaque and calculus from the surface of a tooth by an instrument.
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2%) introduced hand scaling instrumentation instruction prior to the introduction of ultrasonic scaling instrumentation instruction (Figure 1).
65-m-high development heading, the hand scaling and roof bolting with "giraffes" is eliminated, greatly increasing safety and productivity.
Consequences of the two-stage approach eventually surfaced as a rise in abscess formation in patients who had received initial debridement with an ultrasonic scaler followed by definitive hand scaling and root planing.
Complete debridement of the hard tissues using ultrasonics and hand scaling.
23) Hand scaling in the UL or UR quadrants regardless of fulcrum used exhibited the same amount of muscle activity.