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1 Copyright 2003, Elsevier Science (USA). All rights reserved. Chapter 32 The Dental Office Copyright 2003, Elsevier Science (USA). All rights reserved. No part of this product may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including input into or storage in any information system, without permission in writing from the publisher. PowerPoint ® presentation slides may be displayed and may be reproduced in print form for instructional purposes only, provided a proper copyright notice appears on the last page of each print-out. Produced in the United States of America ISBN

2 Copyright 2003, Elsevier Science (USA). All rights reserved. Introduction Patients often judge the quality of their care by the appearance of the dental office.

3 Copyright 2003, Elsevier Science (USA). All rights reserved. Temperature control Effective lighting Walls and floors Traffic control Sound control Privacy Temperature control Effective lighting Walls and floors Traffic control Sound control Privacy Environment of the Dental Office

4 Copyright 2003, Elsevier Science (USA). All rights reserved. Reception area: Patients are received, greeted pleasantly, and made to feel welcome. Things to remember: Keep area clean. Ensure adequate seating. Maintain up-to-date reading material. Provide place for coats and umbrellas. Offer a children's corner. Reception area: Patients are received, greeted pleasantly, and made to feel welcome. Things to remember: Keep area clean. Ensure adequate seating. Maintain up-to-date reading material. Provide place for coats and umbrellas. Offer a children's corner. Areas of the Dental Office

5 Copyright 2003, Elsevier Science (USA). All rights reserved. Administrative area: Hub for the management or the business side of the practice. Items include: Desk Business equipment Storage area for patient records Administrative area: Hub for the management or the business side of the practice. Items include: Desk Business equipment Storage area for patient records Areas of the Dental Office contd

6 Copyright 2003, Elsevier Science (USA). All rights reserved. Treatment area: Dental operatory. Goals: Provide comfort and mobility for the dental team. Provide privacy and comfort for the dental patient. Enhance the design of the area for better use of time management and efficient techniques. Treatment area: Dental operatory. Goals: Provide comfort and mobility for the dental team. Provide privacy and comfort for the dental patient. Enhance the design of the area for better use of time management and efficient techniques. Areas of the Dental Office contd

7 Copyright 2003, Elsevier Science (USA). All rights reserved. Sterilization area: Sterilization and supply center where instruments are maintained, cleaned, sterilized, and stored in preparation for reuse. Areas of the Dental Office contd

8 Copyright 2003, Elsevier Science (USA). All rights reserved. Dental laboratory: An area with a workbench, wall mounted storage cabinets, and laboratory materials and supplies. Areas of the Dental Office contd

9 Copyright 2003, Elsevier Science (USA). All rights reserved. Table 32-1: Equipment and Supplies

10 Copyright 2003, Elsevier Science (USA). All rights reserved. Dentists private office: Office for the dentists personal use. Consultation room: Area where proposed treatment plans are discussed with a patient. Dentists private office: Office for the dentists personal use. Consultation room: Area where proposed treatment plans are discussed with a patient. Areas of the Dental Office contd

11 Copyright 2003, Elsevier Science (USA). All rights reserved. Patient dental chair: Designed to accommodate patient comfort. Positions of the dental chair: Upright: The back of the chair is upright at a 90 degree angle. Supine: The patient is lying down so that the patient's head and knees will be at approximately the same level. Subsupine: The patient's head is lower than the feet. Patient dental chair: Designed to accommodate patient comfort. Positions of the dental chair: Upright: The back of the chair is upright at a 90 degree angle. Supine: The patient is lying down so that the patient's head and knees will be at approximately the same level. Subsupine: The patient's head is lower than the feet. Clinical Equipment

12 Copyright 2003, Elsevier Science (USA). All rights reserved. Operators stool: Designed to support the body for a prolonged period of fixed muscular activity. Features Large seat and back. Adjustable lumbar support. Adjusts both higher and lower. Moves easily around the patient's chair without tilting. Operators stool: Designed to support the body for a prolonged period of fixed muscular activity. Features Large seat and back. Adjustable lumbar support. Adjusts both higher and lower. Moves easily around the patient's chair without tilting. Clinical Equipment contd

13 Copyright 2003, Elsevier Science (USA). All rights reserved. Dental assistants stool must provide stability, mobility, and comfort, with proper, fatigue reducing posture. Features Twists and turns to reach countertops and shelves. Provides an adjustable foot platform or foot ring. Firm, secure cushioning in the seat and an abdominal support bar. Abdominal bar positioned for support. Dental assistants stool must provide stability, mobility, and comfort, with proper, fatigue reducing posture. Features Twists and turns to reach countertops and shelves. Provides an adjustable foot platform or foot ring. Firm, secure cushioning in the seat and an abdominal support bar. Abdominal bar positioned for support. Clinical Equipment contd

14 Copyright 2003, Elsevier Science (USA). All rights reserved. Dental unit: Provides the necessary electrical and air operated mechanics to the hoses, attachments, and working parts of the unit. Dental unit delivery systems Front delivery: Positioned over the patient's lap. Side delivery: Positioned at either side of the patient's chair. Rear delivery: Positioned behind the dental chair. Dental unit: Provides the necessary electrical and air operated mechanics to the hoses, attachments, and working parts of the unit. Dental unit delivery systems Front delivery: Positioned over the patient's lap. Side delivery: Positioned at either side of the patient's chair. Rear delivery: Positioned behind the dental chair. Clinical Equipment contd

15 Copyright 2003, Elsevier Science (USA). All rights reserved. Rheostat: A foot-controlled device placed on the floor near the operator to control the function of the dental handpieces. Dental unit waterlines supplies water through hoses or water lines into dental handpiece. Rheostat: A foot-controlled device placed on the floor near the operator to control the function of the dental handpieces. Dental unit waterlines supplies water through hoses or water lines into dental handpiece. Clinical Equipment contd

16 Copyright 2003, Elsevier Science (USA). All rights reserved. Air-water syringe is an instrument that is attached to the dental unit. Functions Deliver a stream of water. Deliver a stream of air. Deliver a combined spray of air and water. Air-water syringe is an instrument that is attached to the dental unit. Functions Deliver a stream of water. Deliver a stream of air. Deliver a combined spray of air and water. Clinical Equipment contd

17 Copyright 2003, Elsevier Science (USA). All rights reserved. Operating light is used to illuminate the oral cavity during a procedure. Clinical Equipment contd

18 Copyright 2003, Elsevier Science (USA). All rights reserved. Oral evacuation system is a means for removing water, saliva, blood, and other fragments during a dental procedure. Types: Saliva ejector High volume evacuator (HVE) Disposable traps: Filtering mechanisms for the saliva ejector and high volume evacuator. Oral evacuation system is a means for removing water, saliva, blood, and other fragments during a dental procedure. Types: Saliva ejector High volume evacuator (HVE) Disposable traps: Filtering mechanisms for the saliva ejector and high volume evacuator. Clinical Equipment contd

19 Copyright 2003, Elsevier Science (USA). All rights reserved. The curing light is used to harden or light- cure dental materials. An amalgamator is used to triturate dental materials by vigorously shaking the ingredients. The curing light is used to harden or light- cure dental materials. An amalgamator is used to triturate dental materials by vigorously shaking the ingredients. Clinical Equipment contd

20 Copyright 2003, Elsevier Science (USA). All rights reserved. Central vacuum compressor provides the suction needed for the oral evacuation systems. Central air compressor provides compressed air for the air water syringe and air driven handpieces. Central vacuum compressor provides the suction needed for the oral evacuation systems. Central air compressor provides compressed air for the air water syringe and air driven handpieces. Clinical Equipment contd

21 Copyright 2003, Elsevier Science (USA). All rights reserved. Evening routine: Complete the operatory room exposure control clean- up and preparation protocols. Turn off all equipment. Ensure treatment rooms are adequately stocked for the next day. Post appointment schedules for the next workday. Ensure that instruments, patient records, and laboratory work are ready for the next day. Ensure that sterilization center has been cleaned. Ensure that treatment rooms are ready for use. Place any soiled protective clothing in the appropriate container. Evening routine: Complete the operatory room exposure control clean- up and preparation protocols. Turn off all equipment. Ensure treatment rooms are adequately stocked for the next day. Post appointment schedules for the next workday. Ensure that instruments, patient records, and laboratory work are ready for the next day. Ensure that sterilization center has been cleaned. Ensure that treatment rooms are ready for use. Place any soiled protective clothing in the appropriate container. Care of Clinical Areas

22 Copyright 2003, Elsevier Science (USA). All rights reserved. Morning Routine Arrive 30 minutes before the first scheduled patient of the day. Turn on the master switches for the central air compressor and vacuum units. Ready the dental treatment rooms for patient care. Recheck the appointment schedule. Set up the treatment room for the first patient. Morning Routine Arrive 30 minutes before the first scheduled patient of the day. Turn on the master switches for the central air compressor and vacuum units. Ready the dental treatment rooms for patient care. Recheck the appointment schedule. Set up the treatment room for the first patient. Care of Clinical Areas contd


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