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Dental mirror
the working end of a dental mirror has a reflection mirror has a reflecting mirrored surface used to view tooth surfaces that can't be directly seen
Indirect vision
is the use of a dental mirror to view a tooth surface or intraoral structure that cannot be seen directly
retraction
is the use of the mirror head to hold the patients cheek,lip, tongue, so that the clinician can view tooth surfaces that are otherwise hidden to view by the soft tissue structures
indirect illumination
is the use of the mirror surface to reflect light onto a tooth surface in a dark area of the mouth
transillumination
is a technique of directing light off of the mirror surface and through the anterior teeth
neutral wrist position
is the ideal positioning of the wrist while performing work activities and is associated with decreased risk of musculoskeletal injury
fulcrum
a finger rest used to stabilize the clinicians hand during perodontal instrumentation
support beam
known as the fulcrum
intraoral fulcrum
stabilization of the clinicians dominant hand by placing the pad of the ring finger on a tooth near to the tooth being instrumented
extraoral fulcrum
stabilization of the clinician hand outside the patients mouth, usually on the chin or check
advanced fulcrum
variation of and intraoral or extraoral finger rest used to gain access to root surfaces within periodontal pockets