What is 4 Ergonomic Features to Have in a Dental Chair? Providing patient comfort in your dental clinic should be your top priority. This is especially true for patients who are nervous about dental procedures. One way to ensure patient comfort is to ensure that your dental chair, which is the main feature of your dental clinic, is ergonomic. Below you can find some information from the perspective of Hospitallium, Turkey’s leading dental equipment manufacturer, on issues such as the comfort of the dental chair and the importance of comfort in the dental clinic.
An ergonomic dental unit allows patients to feel comfortable without discomfort, pain or even nervousness. Therefore, it is important that your dental chair has ergonomic features to give your patients the best dental experience.
So, in this article, we’ll explore what ergonomic ‘must haves’ are in a dental chair, namely:
Small, thin headrests
Narrow upper backrests
Chair height adjustment
1) Small, Slim Headrests
Having small, thin headrests helps increase legroom and improve patient accessibility. In particular, double-jointed and magnetic headrests can help offer the best flexibility for patient positioning.
Double-articulated headrests also allow patient head rotation and tilt, providing better visibility of the upper arch and keeping the headrest angled to the patient’s occiput.
The double-jointed headrest also allows the lower arch to be angled forward and down so that the chin is lower than the nose level. This addresses a common ergonomic issue during the procedure where the headrest is left flat and not angled correctly for better viewing of the belt.
Additionally, magnetic headrests can allow the patient’s head to be tilted to the side to help increase intimacy. Many ergonomic dental chairs offer double-jointed headrests or magnetic headrests.
It is also important to note that the headrests must be adjustable. For example, taller patients may require a longer extension in the headrest, while older patients may need extra support for their head. It is important to consider these factors in the search for an ergonomic dental unit. Click here to view Hospitallium’s products with the above-mentioned features.
2) Narrow Upper Backrests
A common ergonomic problem with dental chairs is having a wide upper back, especially around the shoulder area. This is particularly disadvantageous as it limits close positioning at the 9 or 10 o’clock position.
With a narrow upper back, movement will be much easier from 9 to 11 o’clock, especially around the patient’s head. A dental assistant’s posture can also benefit from close positioning of the patient.
You may also consider retrofitting wide-back patient chairs with a narrower backrest to create three to four inches closer to the oral cavity. There are many manufacturers that offer this trolley back feature. Click here to view Hospitallium’s products with the above-mentioned features.
3) Chair Height Adjustment
Seat height adjustment is ergonomic and beneficial for both patient and operator. The dental chair should be able to be adjusted to a neutral sitting position, especially when the patient is lying in the semi-supine position. The patient chair should be adjusted higher or lower to achieve a neutral stance and allow the dentist to comfortably take extractions, examinations or impressions without leaning too far forward.
If the seat is not low enough, there is the option of using a saddle stool to place the dentist halfway between sitting and standing. Click here to view Hospitallium’s products with the above-mentioned features.
4) Rotate feature
The swivel feature allows the chair to swivel in the operating room. This rotation can provide greater access to the patient’s head and serves as a critical feature if the gap between the patient headrest and the meter is small. Click here to view Hospitallium’s products with the above-mentioned features.
Having an ergonomic dental chair provides a practical option in your dental clinic. Not only does it have features that can help bring more comfort and convenience to your patients during the procedure, but it also gives you more leverage and flexibility throughout the dental appointment.
That’s why the four ergonomic ‘must-haves’ in your dental chair are small, thin headrests, narrow upper backrests, seat height adjustment and swivel capability.
Hospitallium has been Turkey’s leading manufacturer of dental chairs and other hospital furniture since 2005.
If you are looking for the best dental chair supplier in Turkey, look no further than Hospitallium Hospital Furnitures.