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Dental Equipment
* Don't invest in any piece of equipment, technology, or cabinetry for which you have not determined use
and purpose.
* Always have 2 autoclaves!

EXPERT
ADVICE

You will undoubtedly have right- and left-handed clinicians at some point or other.
Operatory design, layout, and equipment positioning must be configured to accommodate
changing the handedness of the operator.

Operatory Equipment
We have labeled equipment in this section either 'Essential' or
'Recommended' to help you with the planning and decision process.

Chair: Essential
Dental chairs are hydraulically or electrically operated by foot controls or
touch keypads (we recommend hydraulic chairs for their weight capacity).
When choosing a dental chair, individuals often seat themselves in the chair
to test comfort. While patient comfort is important, the real purpose of the
dental chair is to position the patient so that the dentist has comfortable,
unobstructed access to the oral cavity from all angles. Evaluate your chair choice with this goal in mind. It is
therefore better to sit on an operator stool and simulate normal treatment position. Consider the following
elements when looking at your dental chair:
* Does the chair enable the operator to sit with back in neutral position with no more than a 20-degree angle
to the head to view the oral cavity?
* Does the back width and shape of the chair allow the operator to position as closely as needed to the
patient?
* Can the patient's head be adjusted easily and safely for better access? Does the chair have an articulating
headrest that is narrow enough to permit access to the patient, but which cannot be easily knocked or
loosened? If the headrest is not stable, it may allow the patient's head to drop suddenly, possibly resulting
in neck injury
* Will the chair support your patients' arms in such a way that they will not feel like they are falling out of the
chair?
* Does the design allow for access by disabled or wheelchair bound patients?
* Does the style allow for easy cleaning and maintenance?
* Are the materials durable?

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