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J Dent Pract Adm. 1990 Oct-Dec;7(4):173-7.

Performance logic: a key to improving dental practice.

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Dental School, University of Maryland.


The efficient delivery of oral health services is heavily dependent on the process of intraoral performance used by the dental practitioner. Yet, little attention has been paid by practitioners, educators and researchers to this most basic aspect of dental practice. The study and application of the principles of Performance Logic is providing the dental community an opportunity to identify and apply an optimal process of oral care delivery. A primary objective of Performance Logic is optimal control of the task-at-hand while minimizing psycho-physiologic stress. This is accomplished through the proprioceptive self-derivation of an ideal posture and position and a complementary performance process from which a supporting practice environment is then specified. Through a worldwide network of collaborating research and practice sites, Performance Logic is being explored and applied to a variety of clinical settings. Performance Logic may alter and improve the way dentists work in the future.

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