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Instrument Set-ups & Organization in the Operatory

Clinical efficiency can be greatly increased with proper instrument setups and organization of the operatory.


Each clinician having the proper instruments for each procedure and in good working condition will help reduce the need for the clinician to leave the patient during a procedure. An instrument audit will help provide the clinicians with the proper instruments and correct setup for each procedure.


Items that are not in the procedure setup should be organized and labeled in an area that can easily be accessed by each clinician. Many items can be kept in chairside units if they are well organized.


Andrea will review the organization in the operatories and will help determine which items can be in each chairside unit and develop an organized system for the remaining clinical needs such as impression materials and trays, oral hygiene supplies, and new patient supplies.

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