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Removal of Bond Material with Rotary Instrumentation: A Hands-on Program

Removal of Bond Material with Rotary Instrumentation: A Hands-On Program

Thursday morning, February 26, 2015 

DENTAL HYGIENISTS & LICENSED DENTAL ASSISTANTS: Are you looking for more patient responsibilities? Would you like to master an orthodontic expanded duty?

DENTISTS: Would you like to delegate more orthodontic duties to your staff?

Whether developing or refining your skills, this practical course will give you the capacity to remove bond material with rotary instrumentation confidently in practice. You will experience individualized hands-on instruction from knowledgeable and helpful faculty, the same faculty who train the orthodontic residents. You will benefit from the professional level of training since this is the only dental school-based training program in Minnesota for this expanded function. This training course is recognized by the Minnesota Board of Dentistry.


You will learn how to:

    • explain enamel properties relative to bonding and debonding.
    • protect enamel and hyperplastic tissue during the removal of bond material.
    • remove composite after debonding brackets and removing Invisalign® attachments.
    • develop an efficient routine.
    • incorporate removal of bond material with rotary instrumentation into your practice.
Who Should Attend

Dental hygienists or licensed dental assistants who want to fulfill the educational training required by the Minnesota Board of Dentistry in order to utilize rotary instruments for the removal of bond material.

Educational Methods

Illustrated lectures, discussion, videotape demonstration, clinical demonstration, laboratory exercises, clinical simulation.


“Small group was very nice.”
Jessie Anderson, Mankato, MN

“Hands-on course is the best way to go. Great instructor!”
Jennifer Erickson, Roseville, MN

“The hands-on practice. Dr. Beyer was very informative.”
Sara Moore, Brainerd, MN

“Easy to understand and follow. Doctor covered all angles of each situation.”

“Learning something new for my career.” 


This course is under the direction of John P. Beyer, D.D.S., Ph.D., Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Orthodontics, Department of Developmental and Surgical Sciences, School of Dentistry, University of Minnesota; part-time orthodontic practice in Maplewood and Lindstrom, Minnesota.





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