Ergonomic dental chairs for patients AND practitioners

2019.02.14

Ergonomic dental chairs for patients and practitioners

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Today, when one is going for teeth care treatment, the dentist can press a button and the dental chair adjusts like magic. In reality, it is the well-honed mechanisms of the electric actuators that give this illusion and allow the chair to operate in the best conditions.

 

Patient laying on an ergonomic dental chair

 

A changing medical context

 

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

 

A more exigent demand

 

The demand for comfortable medical care is no longer limited to the procedure itself. Due to technological acceleration, the patients and the 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 space, the unknown, the fear of pain… All these variables prevent the patient from relaxing and the practitioner from working in optimal conditions.

This is why dental equipment must be designed carefully to prevent any kind of inconvenience. The patient’s installation is the first step of the procedure. The ergonomics of the chair are essential and the actuators must be strong enough to accommodate people of any size.

An adjustable chair is also important. To make the patient comfortable, the practitioner will tend to favour a sitting position for the initial exchange, and a supine position for the procedure. The mobility of the chair involves several elements (height, inclination and position of headrest) and requires the operation of different electric actuators that must operate fluidly, quietly and synchronized. Thus, jerky movements and unwanted noises that can worry the patient and disrupt the procedure are 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 about the patients. The chairs are also designed to facilitate their 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. Therefore, he doesn’t 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 easily integrable to dental devices.

The electric linear actuator TA23 allows lowering of the backrest, while the TA32 can adjust the position of the head, and the TA29 can tilt the chair. This high degree of mobility allows the practitioner to move around the patient and to work in various positions, ensuring comfort and safety. In addition, 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

 

Today ergonomic and adjustable dental chairs are essential to meet the demand for care. The application of electric actuators is unavoidable. TiMOTION is committed to supporting  customers in the development of their business by providing complete and reliable solutions, to meet the expectations of patients and the needs of practitioners with a quality experience.

 

For personalized information, contact our local customer service ! 

 

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