Delivery of the Dental Mirror and Explorer

  • These two instruments are transferred simultaneously by the assistant at the beginning of most dental procedures.
  • The dental mirror is picked up by the handle end using the right hand. At the same time the explorer is picked up with the left hand at the one third of the instrument handle nearest the assistant (Figure 30a).
  • Position the instruments in the delivery portion of the hands and when the operator signals, pass in the same manner as described in the section above (Figure 30b).
  • The mirror can be retrieved with the right hand at the conclusion of the procedure.
Figure 30a.
delivery of the Dental Mirror and Explorer
Figure 30b.
delivery of the Dental Mirror and Explorer