Quality and performance in dental practice depend on well-trained hands, and
this book presents a new paradigm in manual training for dentists and assistants.
Manual abilities are a fundamental part of clinical competence and are essential to
chairside teamwork in the dental treatment room. However, acquiring this complex
competence is too often left to individual experience and bad habits set over time.
This book establishes a standard for manual competence, which can be learned and
trained. The author outlines the 12 basic principles that underscore the postures,
movements, workspace organization, and communication necessary to support the
best working methods, decrease unnecessary fatigue, improve chairside assistance,
and increase productivity. The dos and don’ts of practice, posture, and positioning
equipment are all here.
Contents01. The Problems
02. The Solutions
03. Precision Vision
06. Work Relaxed - Save Time and Energy
07. The Patient Experience
08. The Workstation
09. Organization of Hand Instruments and Materials
10. Assistance at Treatments
11. Organization and Design of the Treatment Room