Chair side assistance


Assisting the dentist for carrying out procedures on patients is the role you will be performing when you become a chairside assistant. The day to day activities involves taking on responsibilities for providing tools and equipment to the dentists so that they are able to perform their duties well and operate without worrying.

There are two main areas that you would learn about when you enroll for dental chairside assistant course:

  • Always being prepared with the right instruments laid out on the tray for the dentist to help him through a certain procedure
  • Comprehending the importance of dental procedures that are carried out by doctors in their clinic or hospitals.

Instructors: Dr. Abhinav Kathuria, MDS; Dr. Ravneet Lamba, MDS

Facility Credits: Gums & Braces Dental Clinic



    This module is about one of the most important duties of a dental assistant i.e Chair side assistance. It will cover the main aspects of chairside assistance:

    • Zones of activity
    • Dental Chair Position while working on the patient
    • Operator/Dentist chair position
    • Dental Assistant chair/stool position
    • Conserving the motion while working on the patient
    • Strategies for the dental assistant in assisting the dentist during various dental procedures
    • Rules for Instrument transfer and Instrument grasp

    Pre Quiz

    Classification of Motion

    The objective in all areas of the dental office, clinical, business or laboratory setting should be to minimize the number and magnitude of motions and conserve energy while working.The various kinds of motions in dental clinic setup are described in this chapter and ways to conserve these motions.

    Classification of Motion - 3:41

    Dental ergonomics

    It is very important to make sure that work should not have any negative impact on your physical well-being. In this section, we will discuss the role of proper patient positioning, operator/dentist, and dental assistant position while working efficiently on the patient. Dental ergonomics - 10:13

    Principles of Four-Handed Dentistry

    As the name suggest it involves four hands i.e. close working association of the dentist and dental assistant. Both the team members work like a unit to deliver patient care. The learner will be taught various tips and tricks for efficient Dental assistance. Principles of Four-Handed Dentistry - 7:58

    Maintaining Clear Operative Field

    The work area for the dentist is the patient's mouth and surrounding structures.The dental assistant should maintain clear operative field i.e keep the patient's mouth visible and free of saliva, debris etc by using various strategies and isolation techniques taught in this chapter.

    Maintaining Clear Operative Field - 5:09

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