Tija Hunter, CDA, EFDA, CDIA, MADAA, is an expanded functions dental assistant/office manager in O'Fallon, Mo. She is the director of the Dental Careers Institute, member of the American Dental Assistants Association, where she holds a Master, an independent consultant specializing in team building, assistant training, and office organization. She can be reached at [email protected]
I’d love to introduce you to The Orbiter®! It is the first curing light eyeshield of its kind and stands apart from the rest for some amazing reasons! It rotates freely 360 degrees, which allows the clinician to adjust the filter into position "on the fly" while curing. It is also self-uprights, which brings the filter into your line of sight for most positions. These unique features make the curing process very efficient and saves time during the day.
Nitrous oxide has been used in the dental setting for well more than 100 years, and it is commonplace in the dental office of today. States differ on what involvement the dental assistant will have in utilizing nitrous oxide.