Four-handed dentistry | definition of four-handed dentistry by Medical dictionary
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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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
Extensive use of a chairside dental assistant to facilitate and enhance the productivity of the dentist.
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The hands-on clinic was held at the Guangdong Dental Hospital, where we demonstrated four-handed dentistry
and auxiliary utilization.
ADAA is proud to partner with Hu-Friedy to honor those dental assisting students who exhibit proficiency in four-handed dentistry
and exemplify the critical contribution an educated dental assistant makes to the success of clinical outcomes, patient satisfaction and improved office efficiency.
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.