According to a study at the Columbia School of Dentistry, approximately 30 million people in the United States alone avoid dental care due to anxiety and fear (1). These numbers are astounding when you consider the importance and impact of oral health in relation to overall health. In an effort to combat patients’ concerns, many dental offices have placed a heavy focus on patient comfort.
For example, proper positioning of the dental chair allows dentists and hygienists the ability to safely and effectively treat patients in a timely manner. Electric linear actuators are used to meet ergonomic challenges of medical devices. They are well-suited for medical applications in the dental field due to the following beneficial features:
- High level of precision
- Easily integrated design
- High quality
- Quiet operation
- Easily programable
- Optimal comfort and safety for end users
- Low maintenance
- Easy mobility
- Low voltage operation
- No risk of leaks
In addition to dental chairs, TiMOTION actuators can be utilized in a variety of medical applications. Please reach out to our sales team for more information on how our products can be used to fit all of your needs!
(1) Goldburg, S., DDS. (2012, September 04). 8 ways to take the fear away from dental-phobic patients. Retrieved June 27, 2018, from https://www.dentistryiq.com/articles/2012/09/8-ways-to-take-the-fear-away-from-dental-phobic-patients.html