It is the responsibility of the assistant to anticipate any changes in instrument needs based on observations of the treatment procedure as noted in the oral cavity.
Some operator’s prefer to replace the anesthetic syringe to the recapping device him or herself. This is acceptable, though it requires movement on the part of the operator.
In the “Single-Handed Transfer” the assistant’s hand is divided into two parts which consist of _______________.
When transferring an instrument when the A/W syringe and oral evacuator are both being used, the A/W syringe is transferred to the hand holding the oral evacuator for a short period of time.
The benefits of proper instrument transfer techniques include:
The use of an Isolite system provides illumination, retraction, and oral evacuation as well as obturation to prevent debris going into the throat area.
When transferring the dental handpiece, the _______________.
When transferring scissors, the operator modifies the hand position by placing the thumb and smallest (little) finger into the rings of the handle.
When using a “Single-Handed” instrument transfer with a right‑handed operator, all of the following are true EXCEPT:
The two‑handed transfer is used when transferring bulky instruments such as the rubber dam clamp forceps or surgical forceps. This transfer requires the assistant to pick up the used instrument with one hand and deliver the new instrument with both hands.
Concerning the assistant’s requirements during instrument transfers:
The three most common methods used by an operator to hold an instrument are:
Following a safe standardized transfer procedure should be used to avoid injuries. Safe techniques include the maintenance of firm control of the instrument at all times, exchanging instruments only in the transfer zone over the patient’s chest and avoiding unpredictable movements during the transfer.
Placing supportive equipment and supplies within a __________ radius of the assistant’s hands as well as confining movements to the oral cavity and the adjacent transfer zone over the patient’s chest will result in the conservation of time and motion during the procedure.
Six‑handed dentistry in Endodontics may require a clinical assistant to perform all of the following EXCEPT:
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