Four Handed Dentistry

the objective
to create an environment in which the dental team can deliver optimal dental heath care to a maximum number of patients while working in a comfortable and stress free manner

what are the four principles of four handed dentistry
1. the patient’s treatment is organized and tasks are simplified
2. the patient and dental team are seated and positioned properly
3. the dentist utilizes the skills of a trained chairside assistant
4. the assistant performs all legally allowable duties

studies have shown that the dental assistant makes ____% of all chairside movements during patient treatment