dentist & the dental assistant work closely together to accomplish 4 goals
increase patient comfort, Provide quality dental care, Reduce the time needed for dental treatment, minimize the stress and fatigue of the clinical team
Designed to support the body, with patients confort in mind. Adjustable headrest, support for the arms, swivel the chair, adjustment controls to move the chair back & 2 raise or lower chair.
Designed to support the body for a long period of time. five casters for movement and balance, adjustable seat, broad base, adjustable back
Designed to provide stability, mobility, and comfort. Broad base with platform base, wide base seat, abdominal bar, foot bar for support
Used in all procedures to rinse or dry a limited area or the complete mouth. The air is also used to keep mouth mirror dry and clean.
Oral Evacuation System
Removes excess fluids & debris from the patients mouth. Saliva ejector, High-volume evacuator (HVE)
Triturates encapsulated dental materials covered for hazardous substance management, timer
Provides the electrical and air operated mechanics to the equipment high and low speed handpieces, air-water syringe, saliva ejector, HVE
Three essential responsibilities in admitting the patient
Greet the patient in the preception area by name and escort back to the treatment room. Place patient's personal items in a safe and out of the way of the procedure. Answer any questions about the treatment
Only during an emergency situation. The patients head is actually lower than their feet.
Directly behind the patient. A dental unit can be positioned here, as well as a mobile cabinet
To the oopposite side of the patient from the operator. A mobile cabinet can be positioned to hold the instruments and dental materials
Directly over the patients chest. this is the area where the instruments and dental materials are exchanged. special caution must be taken not to transfer anything over the patients face
Used to remove small amounts of saliva or water from patient's mouth. Placement is simple and comfprtable for the patient
High-volume Oral Ejector (HVE)
Used for moisture control to remove saliva, blood, water, and debris from the mouth
The HVE tip
Used to keep the back of the mouth free from saliva, blood, water, and debris. Retract the tongue or cheek away from the procedure site. Reduce the bacterial aerosol caused by the high-speed handpiece.
Improper or careeless use
Can cause soft tissie damage. If this happens, rotate the angle of the tip to break the suction or quickly turn off to release tissue.
Isolation Technique Cottom Rolls
Used during most restorative procedures, such as placing a compsite or amalgam, or while cementing a cast restoration, and sealants.