Chap. 32-34 Dental

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  1. What are the different areas of the office?
    Front Office, Reception, Operatories, Sterilization, Utility Room, X-ray, Supply Room, Consultation Room, Lab, Technology, Handpieces and Small Equipment.
  2. What temp should the reception area be?
    72 F
  3. What temp should it be in the clinical areas?
    68 F to 70 F.
  4. Upright position...-
    the back of the chair is positioned at a 90 degree angle.
  5. Supine position-
    Patient is positioned as if lying down.
  6. Subsupine Position-
    Patient's head is lower than their feet.
  7. Front delivery-
    Dental unit is positioned over the patient's chest.
  8. Side delivery-
    Either side of the patient's chair.
  9. Rear delivery-
    Positioned behind the dental chair near the back of the patient's head.
  10. Rheostat-
    Operates and controls the speed of the handpieces.
  11. How does the air-water syringe function?
    Delivers a steam of water, delivers a steam of air, deliverys a combined spray of air and water.
  12. What should you do in the morning routine?
    Turn on all equipment. x-ray machine, sterilizer, evacuator.
  13. Saliva Ejector-
    is used for less-invasive procedures, like routine cleanings, placement of sealants, and fluoride application.
  14. High-volume evacuator-
    most assistants will used this because it has a larger head and can clean saliva a lot faster.
  15. Curing light-
    used to harden or cure light sensitive dental materials.
  16. Amalgamator-
    electrical machine used to mix materials by shaking the capsule that holds the ingrediants.
  17. Central Vacuum Compressor-
    provides the suction for oral evauation systems. Consists of two parts, compresor and vacuum tank.
  18. Compressor-
    creates the flow of air in the central vacuum compressor.
  19. Vacuum tank-
    screens the flow of air to create suction.
  20. How far should the assistant be above the dentist?
    4 to 6 inches.
  21. Classif. of Movements: Class I:
    Move ment of fingers only.
  22. Classfi. of Movement: Class II:
    Movement of fingers and wrist.
  23. Classfi. of Movements: Class III:
    Movement of fingers, wrist, and elbow.
  24. Classfi. of Movements: Class IV:
    Use of the entire arm and shoulder.
  25. Classfi. of Movements: Class V:
    Use of the entire torso.
  26. What does the number mean on an instrument?
    Width, Length, Angle.
  27. Hand instruments are designed with three parts:
    handle, shank, working end.
  28. Instruments are designed to have a_____
    larger handle in circumference as well as padding for a better grip.
  29. Shank-
    the thickness of the shank dictates the amount of pressure can be applied to the intrument without breakage.
  30. The instruments used in restorative procedures are classified into four categories:
    examination, hand cutting, restorative, and acessory.
  31. Examination instruments-
    allows the operator to examine the health status of the oral cavity. (mouth mirror, exployers, cotton pliers, periodontal probe)
  32. hand cutting instruments-
    allows the operator to remove decay manually and to smooth, finish, and prepare the tooth structure for its final restoration. (Evacuator, hoe, chisel, hatchet, gingival margin trimmer)
  33. Restorative instruments-
    allows the operator to restore a tooth by placing, condensing and carving a dental material to the anatomy of the tooth.
  34. Accessory instruments-
    are miscellaneous instruments and items that are used in the procedure. (Scissors, spatulas, amalgam well, howe pliers, articulating paper holder.)
  35. Mouth mirror-
    indirect vision, light reflection, retraction and tissue protection.
  36. Amalgam instruments-
    Amalgam carrier, condenser, burnisher, carver, Hollenback carver.
  37. Composite instruments-
    composite placement, The Woodson.
  38. preset trays-
    exam, amalgam, composite, crown&bridge, endodontic, surgical.
  39. Instrument sequence-
    left to right. Basic, additional examination instruments, hand cutting, restorative, and accessory.
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Chap. 32-34 Dental

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