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Chapter 32

The Dental Office

Condensation Process by which liquid is removed from vapor
Consultation room Meeting room or specified area where diagnostic and treatment information is discussed with the patient
Dental operatory Dental treatment room and control center of the clinical area
Rheostat Foot-controlled device used to operate dental handpieces
Subsupine position Lying-down position in which the patient's head is lower than the feet (below the heart); used in emergency situations
Supine position Lying-down position in which the patient's head, chest, and knees are at the same level
Triturate The process of mechanically mixing a material, as when an amalgamator is used to mix alloy and mercury to create dental amalgam
Upright position Veritcal, seated position in which the dental chair is upright at a 90-degree angle
Created by: KalynBaimakovich