chairside

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

chair +‎ -side

Adjective[edit]

chairside (not comparable)

  1. Relating to activities that happen next to the dental chair during treatment
    Chairside prosthesis modification can allow same-day insertion.

Adverb[edit]

chairside (not comparable)

  1. Beside the dental chair
    This epoxy can be mixed chairside and applied to wet surfaces.

Noun[edit]

chairside (plural chairsides)

  1. A dentist's assistant who helps with the inspection of the patient in the dental chair.
    • 1990, Dental Management (volume 30, page 100)
      Eight percent of the dentists surveyed do not employ a full-time chairside; 44% have one full-time assistant at the chair; 29% employ two chairsides full time; and 19% of the dentists surveyed employ three or more full-time chairsides.
  2. (historical) A kind of radio cabinet for home listening.
    • 2006, Ron Ramirez, ‎Michael Prosise, Philco Radio: 1928-1942 (page 33)
      The big difference between this set and Philco's earlier chairsides []

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