Selecting a Dental Chair

A dental chair is used to support the patient during a variety of clinical procedures from teeth cleaning and X-rays to root canal and oral surgery. Various types of chairs are available to accommodate patients of all sizes. A good dental chair is made of rigid materials like metals or heavy plastics that can withstand the rigors of regular use and cleaning. It should also be easy to clean and disinfect.

An ergonomic design allows the practitioner to work in a position that doesn’t force them to hunch over the patient, which can cause musculoskeletal problems with long-term effects. A narrow chair back that can be positioned low or high is ideal. Adding a tool tray to the chair enables easy access to instruments during treatment. A double articulating headrest that can be easily adjusted is also beneficial to both the dentist and the patient.

When selecting a chair, look for one with an electrical supply that can run various components of the chair for efficient workflow. Most modern chair systems have touch pads that control multiple features including the activations of rinse and operating lamp, operations for chair movement and a 30-degree swivel rotation with lock. They also have an auto combination button to help the patient lie down and rise.

The Core chair from DentalEZ reportedly offers a heavy duty cast iron frame and sturdy baseplate that supports the weight of a patient and ensures stability. It can also be controlled with a foot pedal and has a double articulating headrest that is easily adjustable. Its unique SerenEscape heat and massage system helps keep the patient relaxed.

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