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Maximizing Your Cutting Edge: Bur Selection and Considerations to Improve Patient Care

By Lori Trost, DMD

Commercial Supporter: Microcopy Dental

The use of dental burs for efficient removal and shaping of tooth structure is an essential aspect of restorative dentistry. Because the scope of restorative procedures is broad and there is a wide range of rotary cutting instruments currently available, burs must be carefully chosen to maximize their benefits and cutting effectiveness. This article explores the recent evidence supporting judicious bur selection, and outlines several strategies to optimize bur performance and cutting efficiency and to promote patient safety. 

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Describe the different bur types and the procedures for which they are most effective
  • Explain the benefits of the various grit sizes
  • Discuss strategies for optimizing bur performance

About the Author

Lori Trost, DMD
Private practice, Red Bud, Illinois

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