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Four-Handed Dentistry: A Handbook of Clinical Application and Ergonomic Concepts

Four-Handed Dentistry: A Handbook of Clinical Application and Ergonomic Concepts

By: Betty Ladley Finkbeiner (author)Paperback

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For courses in all of the dental professions-particularly in dental assisting.Uniquely focused, comprehensive, and extensively illustrated, this review of sit-down, Four-Handed Dentistry is an ideal how-to text/reference manual for the entire dental health team. The emphasis throughout is on the implementation of efficient procedures for a productive, stress-free clinical environment-i.e., how to practice efficiently and how to select equipment that is ergonomically sound-that will improve productivity and reduce strain. Coverage begins with an overview of the principles of Four-Handed Dentistry and motion economy, treatment room design, types of delivery systems, and basic equipment selection; then details the basic techniques used to promote ergonomic concepts during routine dental treatment, such as seating the patient and operating team, instrument transfer, oral evacuation.

About Author

BETTY LADLEY FINKBEINER, CDA, RDA, MS, is a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Education. She is Chairperson of the Dental Assisting Program at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She has served in this position for three decades. As chairperson of the Dental Assisting Program, she has created a series of on-line dental assistant courses for on-the-job trained dental assistants to obtain professional credentials.Betty worked in private practice for the late Joseph Ellis, DDS, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, before entering academics. A life member of the ADAA, Betty has served as a consultant to the Dental Assisting National Board. In 1999, she was appointed by the Governor of Michigan to the Michigan Board of Dentistry.She has authored articles in professional journals and co-authored several textbooks including Practice Management for the Dental Team, Comprehensive Dental Assisting: A Clinical Approach, and Review of Comprehensive Dental Assisting. She has co-authored videotape productions, Medical Emergencies for the Dental Team, Four-Handed Dentistry: An Ergonomic Concept, and Infection Control for the Dental Team.In addition to her current responsibilities, she provides consulting services to private dental offices in practice management and four-handed dentistry and presents seminars on Ergonomics in Four-Handed Dentistry as well as Fair and Equitable Salary Negotiations for Dental Auxiliaries.


1. Basic Tenets of Four-Handed-Dentistry. 2. Principles of Motion Economy. 3. Treatment Room Design. 4. Types of Delivery Systems. 5. Ergonomic Practice Facts. 6. Equipment Selection. 7. Seating the Patient and Operating Team. 8. Instrument Transfer. 9. Oral Evacuation. About the Author. References/Sources.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780130304131
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 56
  • ID: 9780130304131
  • weight: 120
  • ISBN10: 0130304131

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