supragingival scaling

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su·pra·gin·gi·val scal·ing

(sūpră-jinji-văl skāling)
Removal of hard and soft deposits above the gingival margin.
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They pay them less than hygienists." A dental assistant responded "the supragingival scaling course was very beneficial to me in my career in dentistry." Another said "the course was very interesting and fun.
The current trends affecting the practice of dental hygiene are: legislation trying to allow dental assistants to do sealants, polishing and supragingival scaling with indirect supervision.
It' indeed supragingival scaling and polishing could produce or maintain gingival health, expanded duty assistants could be taught to do this with much less schooling than the current dental hygiene education requires.