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This course will provide training for the dental team to help them work together productively and efficiently. It will demonstrate how to lessen fatigue, stress levels, improve posture and work together as a cohesive team. It will also improve the dental assistant anticipation of procedures. Participants will be shown how to make minimum movements throughout the procedure to facilitate four-handed dentistry. Emphasis will be placed on accomplishing a smooth-flowing process, where each member of the dental team knows what is expected of them. When conducted properly, fatigue is lessened because the procedures are carried out in a manner where the dentist is required to concentrate only on the dental treatment being carried out (not what is happening around them). Learn how body movements and eye focus can be kept to a minimum, and productivity and patient flow is increased as dental treatment is delivered in a specific routine manner.

Learning outcomes

Decrease stress Lessen fatigue Increase productivity Provides patient comfort Actively involve team members To pass instruments correctly The Four Handed technique between Dentist and Dental Assistant The use of Suction and Triplex Full mouth rinse

Further information 

Cathy Shiel, Lynette Shaw

Cert III Dental Assisting, Cert IV Dental Assisting Radiography, Oral Health and Anaesthesia and Sedation. Cert IV Teaching and Assessment, Grad Dip OHS UoN Cathy Shiel has 40 years of experience working in dental industry, including teaching dental assisting for 25 years at TAFE NSW. Cathy has practical experience in all aspects of dental assisting, including dental assistant training, practice management, IPC training, four-handed dentistry, developing policy and procedures, and assist practices in accreditation. Cathy Loves the industry and is passionate about training DA’s to provide the best assistance in the surgery. Cert III Dental Assisting, Cert IV Dental Assisting Radiography, Oral Health and Anaesthesia and Sedation. Cert IV Teaching and Assessment Dip Practice Management for a large practice with over 30 staff to train. Lyn Shaw has 37 years of experience in dental industry: dental assistant, practice manager - responsible for training over 30 staff, and dental assisting teacher at TAFE NSW for 10 years, training in four-handed dentistry and IPC. Lyn is passionate about sharing chairside skills and best practices to maintain health and skills in the surgery.

Cathy Shiel, Lynette Shaw 

Four-Handed Dentistry for the Dental Team

Cathy Shiel, Lynette Shaw
Wednesday 6th Nov 2024
9:30am - 4:30pm
Centre for Professional Development
Region: St Leonards
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