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1

Rod shaped length of metal located between the handle and the working end

Instrument Shank

2

Simple shank with short functional length

Supragingival use anterior teeth

3

Simple shank with long functional length

Subgingival use on anterior teeth

4

Complex shank with short functional length

supraginival use on posterior teeth

5

Complex shank with long functional length

subgingival use on posterior teeth

6

Functional length determines

sub or supra

7

complex or simple shank determines

anterior or posterior

8

What kind of shank
- visual information
- vibration
- tactile sensitiviity

Flexible shank

9

What kind of shank
-Calcified deposit removal
-Stain removal

rigid shank

10

Part of the instrument that does the work
Begins where the shank ends

Working end