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a technique in which a dental assistant or dental hygienist works directly with the dentist on the procedures being done in the mouth of a patient. The technique reduces fatigue and improves the effectiveness of dental procedures.
four-hand·ed den·tis·try(fōrhandĕd dentis-trē)
A technique of dental procedure in which the dentist and dental assistant work closely together, reducing the stress and fatigue felt by a dentist practicing alone.
Extensive use of a chairside dental assistant to facilitate and enhance the productivity of the dentist.
See also: dentistry
n See dentistry, four-handed.