Polish Up on Rubber Cup Procedures

Release Date: Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Member Pricing: FREE
Non-Member Pricing: $25.00
Duration: 80 minutes


The use of a rubber cup within the practice of dental hygiene is not a dying technique. A simple rubber cup can be an essential part of a treatment plan for many procedures including stain removal, application of therapeutic agents, and the maintenance of restorations. This webinar will focus on elements critical to the safe, effective, and efficient implementation of rubber cup procedures including particle size and shape, pressure, speed, ergonomics and selection, and sequencing of pastes and agents.

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Compare and contrast the following common rubber cup procedures: stain removal, application of therapeutic agents, and maintenance of restorations
  • Identify appropriate polishing pastes and agents for common rubber cup procedures
  • Recognize the ergonomic benefits of the armamentarium used for rubber cup procedures
  • List a variety of polishing technique pearls which help to increase speed, improve effectiveness, and preserve tooth structure
  • Discuss the history of the selective polishing movement and differentiate between the traditional and current definitions of selective polish


Presenter: Dani Botbyl, RDH

Dani Botbyl, RDH

Dani Botbyl is an educator, author, and researcher. For the last 18 years, she has served as the national clinical educator at Dentsply Sirona Canada. Dani has developed and presented evidence-based educational programs to dental hygiene students, pre- and post-doctoral dental students, faculty, and practicing clinicians around the globe. Dani’s dynamic presentation style coupled with a passion for enhancing the practice of dental hygiene creates learning experiences that aren’t to be missed!.


Melanie Martin, RDH, MA

Melanie Martin, RDH, MA

Melanie began her career in the dental field as a dental assistant, graduated from the dental hygiene program at Cambrian College, and holds a master’s degree in leadership from Royal Roads University. She has 26 years of experience as a dental hygienist and has worked in a family practice, as an educator, and as an independent dental hygienist. Melanie is the director of dental hygiene practice at the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association.

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