what is the purpose of the preprocedural rinse?
to decrease the # of bacteria on the gingival or mucosal surface
how long does the preprocedural rinse lower bacteria for?
after sitting up the patient reports being dizzy and lightheaded, what are they experiencing?
what must the patient do to prevent postural hypotension?
remain sitting before standing
what is NWP
neutral working posture
what is the NWP for the head?
tilted forward 15-20 degrees
what is the eye to mouth NWP distance?
t/f the shoulders in NWP will be perpendicular to the floor and hips
FALSE! Parallel to hips and floor
t/f in NWP the feet should be flat on the floor
how many probe readings are there for each tooth?
what stops the probe at the bottom of the sulcus?
what instrument is used to measure the furcation?
what is the height of the patient chair in relation to the clinician?
at elbow level
how is the dental light positioned for the maxillary arch?
45 degree angle
how is the light position for the mandibular arch?
how must the probe be angled as you enter into the pocket?
parallel to the long axis of the tooth
when probing what is something that can obstruct the path of the probe to the base of the sulcus?
patient reception and ergonomics/exam instruments and procedures