four-handed dentistry


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four-handed dentistry

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.

four-handed dentistry

Extensive use of a chairside dental assistant to facilitate and enhance the productivity of the dentist.
See also: dentistry
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From assisting in four-handed dentistry for restorative procedures to working independently while taking records for an orthodontic work up, the dental assistant can be depended upon to be able to switch gears many times throughout the course of a daft While assisting chair side, you need to be able to anticipate what the next step of the procedure is, yet while taking impressions or radiographs you rely on your own knowledge.