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DEN 150

INTRO TO DENTAL AND CHAIRSIDE ASSISTING

TermDefinition
TRANSFER ZONE 4 TO 7 FOR A RIGHT HANDED OPERATOR, 5 to 8 FOR A LEFT HANDED OPERATOR
STATIC ZONE 12 TO 2 FOR A RIGHT HANDED OPERATOR, 10 to 12 FOR A LEFT HANDED OPERATOR
ASSISTING ZONE 2 TO 4 FOR A RIGHT HANDED OPERATOR, 8 TO 10 FOR A LEFT HANDED OPERATOR
OPERATING ZONE 7 TO 12 FOR A RIGHT HANDED OPERATOR, 12 TO 5 FOR A LEFT HANDED OPERATOR
CLASS I INVOLVES ONLY FINGER MOVEMENT
CLASS II INVOLVES MOVEMENT OF THE FINGERS AND WRIST
CLASS III INVOLVES FINGER, WRIST, AND ELBOW MOVEMENT
CLASS IV INVOLVES MOVEMENT OF THE ENTIRE ARM AND SHOULDER
CLASS V INVOLVES MOVEMENT OF THE ARM AND TWISTING OF THE BODY
HOW TO CLOSE THE OFFICE TO CLOSE THE OFFICE THE RESPONSIBLE PERSON STAYS AFTER THE LAST PATIENT AND MAKES SURE THAT EVERYTHING IS TURNED OFF AND THE OFFICE IS READY FOR PATIENTS THE NEXT DAY
OPERATORY ROOM ALSO CALLED THE DENTAL TREATMENT ROOMS.
TREATMENT ROOM ALSO CALLED THE OPERATORY ROOM
SUPINE POSITION RECLINED POSITION WITH THE NOSE AND KNEES ON THE SAME PLANE
SUBSUPINE POSITION RECLINED POSITION WITH THE HEAD LOWER THAN THE FEET
AIR-WATER SYRINGE PROVIDES AIR, WATER , OR A COMBINED SPRAY OF AIR AND WATER. THE TIP OF THE SYRINGE IS REMOVABLE AND MADE OF DISPOSABLE PLASTIC OR AUTOCLAVABLE METAL.
CONTROL FOR HANDPIECE CONTROLLED BY A FOOT PEDAL CALLEC RHEOSTAT
HIGH VOLUME EVACUATOR (HVE) CALLED THE ORAL EVACUATOR. IT IS USED BY THE ASSISTANT TO REMOVE FLUIDS FROM THE PATIENT'S MOUTH.
ORAL EVACUATOR ALSO CALLED THE HIGH VOLUME EVACUATOR (HVE)
FLUSH VACUUM LINES
INTRAORAL CAMERA AND A COMPUTER THE INTRAORAL WAND CONTAINS A SMALL CAMERA THAT TRANSMITS TO THE COMPUTER MONITOR. WAND IS PLACED IN THE PATIENT'S MOUTH, AND THE IMAGE IS DISPLAYED ON THE MONITOR.
CENTRAL AIR COMPRESSOR PROVIDES COMPRESSED AIR FOR THE HANDPIECE AND AIR FOR THE AIR-WATER SYRINGE.
CENTRAL VACUUM SYSTEM PROVIDES SUCTION FOR SALIVA EJECTORS AND ORAL EVACUATORS AT EACH DENTAL UNIT
FOUR-HANDED DENTISTRY WHEN THE DENTIST AND ASSISTANT ARE WORKING AT THE DENTAL CHAIR TOGETHER.
SIX-HANDED DENTISTRY SOMETIMES, AN ADDITIONAL ASSISTANT IS NEEDED TO BRING ITEMS TO THE TREATMENT ROOM, ASSIST THE ASSISTANT IN MIXING MATERIALS, OR HELP WITH A PATIENT
ASSISTANT FEET ASSISTANT FEET ARE RESTING ON A FLAT RING OR TABULAR BAR AROUND THE BASE OF THE STOOL JUST ABOVE THE CASTERS (WHEELS), AND HIS OR HER THIGHS ARE PARALLEL TO THE FLOOR
TREATMENT MANDIBULAR ARCH DENTAL LIGHT THE LIGHT IS RAISED AND THE BEAM IS DIRECTED DOWNWARD
TREATMENT MAXILLARY ARCH DENTAL LIGHT THE LIGHT IS LOWERED AND THE BEAM IS DIRECTED UPWARD
ASSISTANT POSITIONED-OPERATOR ASSISTANT IS POSITIONED ACROSS FROM THE OPERATOR ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE PATIENT.
PATIENTS WHO SPEAK NO ENGLISH STAFF NEEDS TO ASSIST THESE PATIENTS IN ANY WAY THEY CAN. SOMETIMES AN INTERPRETER, A RELATIVE, A FRIEND, OR SOMEONE FROM A CHURCH OR SOCIAL AGENCY COMES WITH THE PATIENT.
EVALUATE CURING LIGHT CHARACTERISTICS-DENTIST EVALUATE THE CHARACTERISTICS OF CURING LIGHTS NEEDED ACCORDING TO THE INTENSITY AND SPECTRUM OF THE LIGHT, THE SPEED OF THE CURE, THE HEAT THAT IS GENERATED, AND WHETHER THEY ARE LIGHTWEIGHT AND ERGONOMICS IN DESIGN, QUIET, PORTABLE, DURABLE, AND RELIABLE
ASSISTANT PLACES PPE WHEN
ERGONOMICS IS THE STUDY AND ANALYSIS OF HUMAN WORK, INCLUDING THE ANATOMIC AND PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF PEOPLE AND THEIR WORK ENVIRONMENTS
SEATING A CHILD PATIENT DENTAL CAHIR LOWERED, BOOSTER CHAIR, PILLOW OR CUSHION MAY BE USED TO ELEVATE CHILD. TO PREVENT CHILD FROM SLIDING HAVE CHILD SIT WITH LEGS CROSSED
SENIOR PATIENTS ASSISTANT SHOULD BE CAREFUL NOT TO OFFEND THEM BY CHALLENGING THEIR ABILITY TO TAKE CARE OF THEMSELVES.
FLUSH HANDPIECES AT THE BEGINNING AND END OF THE DAY, THE HANDPIECE SHOULD BE FLUSHED FOR SEVERAL MINUTES. BETWEEN PATIENTS RUN THE HANDPIECE FOR AT LEAST 1 MINUTE TO FLUSH THE SYSTEM
POSITION TO DISMISS PATIENT ASSISTANT RAISES THE DENTAL CHAIR TO AN UPRIGHT POSITION. PATIENT IS ASKED TO REMAIN SEATED FOR A MINUTE, IN CASE PATIENT IS A LITTLE LIGHT-HEADED FROM BEING IN THE SUPINE OR DUBSUPINE POSITION DURING TREATMENT
Created by: emontiel2010 on 2014-06-03



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