In dentistry, the dental chair is an essential tool for patients’ comfort during dental procedures. It should be sturdy enough to support a patient’s weight without shaking or collapsing during the procedure, and it should have a comfortable seat and headrest. It should also be easy to clean and disinfect after each use.
Significant improvements in the comfort and versatility of the dental chair have been made over 300 years since Pierre Fauchard first got his clients off the floor and into chairs for tooth extractions. For instance, a dental hygienist can now adjust the position of the patient’s head using the controls on the dentist’s table. This allows the hygienist to see the mouth better during treatment, and it makes procedures less awkward and fatiguing for the dentist.
A dental chair should be large enough to comfortably fit the largest patients, but it should also be narrow and thin enough to easily reach all parts of a patient’s face and head. This helps the doctor stay close to the patient and minimizes musculoskeletal problems such as herniated discs.
The latest dental chair designs are aesthetically appealing and highly functional. For example, DENTALEZ’s Forest 3900 chair has designer-friendly finish options including nine powder-coat paint colors, a standard chrome operatory light and a choice of standard or deluxe upholstery with dual color or contrast stitching. Moreover, it has a molded rather than vacuum-formed plastic construction for greater longevity and easier maintenance.