Ergonomic dental chairs for patients AND practitioners

2019.02.14

Ergonomic Dental Chairs for Patients and Practitioners

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Today, going to the dentist has become an ergonomic experience. Dental practitioners can press a button, and the dental chair adjusts just like magic. However, it is the well-honed mechanism of electric actuators that give this illusion and allow the chair to operate at its best optimal setting.

 

Patient laying on an ergonomic dental chair

 

A changing medical environment

The medical community has evolved drastically in recent decades. The population is aging, the number of older people is increasing, and pathologies specific to modern society are emerging - obesity, back pain, stress. All these factors are forcing medical institutions to adapt to a new and more significant demand.

 

A more pressing  demand

The demand for comfortable medical care is no longer limited to the procedure itself. Due to technological acceleration, patients and practitioners have stricter requirements in terms of comfort, safety, hygiene, speed, adaptability, and customization. They expect complete and personalized solutions catered to their specific needs.

 

Ergonomic and adjustable dental chairs

Going to the dentist is still a stressful experience for many people. The environment, the unknown, the fear of pain - all these variables prevent the patient from relaxing, and the practitioner from working in optimal conditions.

Because of these potential stressors, dental equipment should be carefully designed to prevent this type of inconvenience. The patient’s comfortability is the first step to any dental procedure. The ergonomics of the chair are essential, and the actuators must be strong enough to accommodate people of any size or shape.

An adjustable chair is also critical. The dental practitioner will need to accommodate a patient’s sitting position for the initial exchange and a supine position for the actual procedure. The mobility of the chair involves several elements - height, inclination and headrest positions - and requires the operation of different electric actuators that must operate fluidly, quietly and in sync. Jerky movements and unwanted noises that can worry the patient and disrupt the procedure must be avoided.

 

Ergonomic dental chair for patient comfort and safety

 

Dentists also deal with their share of daily inconveniences. Fatigue, muscular tension, back pain - comfort is not just for the patients. Dentist chairs are also designed to facilitate the practitioner’s work and prevent tensions that can arise throughout the day.

The footswitch has a vital role since it allows the practitioner to adjust the chair at his convenience without having to use his hands. He does not have to interrupt the procedure to change the position of the chair and can dedicate himself entirely to his patient, ensuring efficiency, hygiene and safety.

 

The TiMOTION solution

TiMOTION offers a complete solution that is reliable, quiet and can easily integrate into dental devices.

The TA23 electric linear actuator can lower the backrest, the TA32 can adjust the head position, and the TA29 can tilt the chair. This high degree of mobility allows the practitioner to move around the patient and work in various positions, ensuring comfort and safety. Also, it limits the risk of fatigue, pain or any other discomfort related to its activity. TiMOTION complements this solution with the TFS7 / TFS6 footswitch and the TMH9 hand control, which allow the chair to be adjusted quickly and safely.

 

TiMOTION electric actuators for an ergonomic dental chair

 

Ergonomic and adjustable dental chairs are essential to meet today’s demand for care. The application of electric actuators is unlimited. TiMOTION is committed to supporting customers in the development of their business by providing complete and reliable solutions. At the same time, our goal is to meet the expectations of patients and the needs of practitioners with a quality experience.

 

For more personalized information, please contact your local sales office!

 

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