Dental Hygiene Examination Material and Instruments

All necessary materials and instruments for the clinical procedures, other than the operating chair, light, and dental unit must be provided by the candidate. All equipment must be compatible with equipment at the testing site. Sonic/ultrasonic instruments are permissible, but they must be furnished by the candidate along with the appropriate connection mechanisms. Air-abrasive polishers are NOT permissible.  It is the responsibility of the candidate to arrange for his/her own handpiece, sonic/ultrasonic, and all other equipment necessary to complete the clinical examination. The following instruments and equipment are specifically REQUIRED and must be provided by the candidate for this examination:

  • Unscratched, untinted front-surface, non-disposable mouth mirror

  • Periodontal Probe PCV-12 HU-Friedy PH-6 Color Vue

  • ODU #11/12 explorer

  • Patient eye protection (personal eyewear is acceptable)

  • Patient napkin holder (chain, self-adhesives, clips, etc.)

  • 2 x 2 gauze
  • Sealed container (such as Tupperware), which is no larger than 10” x 6” x 3.5”, for transporting instruments.