Dentistry First

by Larry Emmott on June 14, 2012

in Office Design

No matter how much we use technology the prime focus of the dentist and assistant must be delivering dental treatment. When setting up a room all of the ergonomic factors important to four-handed dentistry, the delivery of care, patient comfort and safety must be met before it is appropriate to introduce computers.

There is a zone around the head of the chair, the dentistry first area, which should be reserved for dental treatment only, no computers. This is also the zone of potential contamination from aerosol.

If the technology is in the way of doing dentistry the technology is in the wrong place.

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