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Kristen Mott is the associate editor for Dental Products Report and Digital Esthetics.
Taking a look at some of the top dental chairs and treatment units.
Options abound when it comes to dental chairs and treatment units. While once a basic piece of dental equipment, dental chairs have evolved to maximize comfort for both the patient and the dentist.
Patient comfort remains at the core of dental chair design. From double articulating headrests to programmable touch pads to even built-in heat and massage systems, companies are making sure patients have a comfortable experience when they visit the dentist office.
A greater emphasis is being placed on the comfort of the dental teams, too. Dentists and hygienists spend countless hours hovering over patients, so it is important to select a chair that will lower the risk of developing discomfort or pain. Dental chairs and treatment units now feature narrow backs and height-adjustable components, allowing practitioners to maintain proper posture while providing treatment.
Ensuring the dental chair or treatment unit fits in with the esthetics of the office is also key. Multiple colors, fabrics and paint finishes are being offered to allow dentists greater flexibility when it comes to selecting the right products for their office.
We at Dental Products Report wanted to take a look at some of the newest options the dental chair market has to offer. Whether you are looking to upgrade your current equipment or start designing your dental office from scratch, we hope you will find a dental chair or treatment unit that works best for you and your patients.
Click through the slides to view some of the best dental chairs availabile
A-dec 500 dental chair
The A-dec 500 dental chair is designed to provide the ultimate in comfort for dental teams and their patients. This chair reportedly allows practitioners to get close enough to the patient to maintain a healthy posture, reducing pain and discomfort. Scientific pressure mapping is engineered to offer ultimate patient comfort. Unique cushioning is said to reduce pressure points and provide support across the patient’s body. In addition, the dental chair is designed to synchronize the chair’s movement with the natural movement of the patient, creating a “virtual pivot” that reportedly eliminates repositioning when the chair is lowered or raised.
Henry Schein Dental
800-372-4346 | henryschein.com
The new CORE™ Chair from DentalEZ is engineered to provide support and help patients stay relaxed to create a positive dental experience. Featuring a heavy duty cast iron frame, strong baseplate and stable footprint, the chair reportedly situates patients in an ideal position with a durable hydraulic lift cylinder. The chair is designed to be quiet yet powerful with smooth operation. In addition, the CORE Chair is said to feature an emergency shut-down control, a double articulating, easily adjustable headrest, flip-down armrests, a touch pad control with four programmable preset positions and 30-degree swivel rotation with lock. The chair also reportedly comes with an optional foot control with programmable preset options. Standard Naugahyde and NaugaSoft upholstery with wide back is available as well as an optional upgrade of Ultraleather upholstery.
866-383-4636 | dentalez.com
The Series 5 dental chair by DCI Edge features a thin, narrow back and low height adjustment, designed to allow the operator to be in proper working position regardless of patient size. The dental chair is available in three back styles: wide, narrow and narrow with slings. The backrest features a deep scoop that’s engineered to allow the headrest to be positioned lower to support smaller patients or children while also comfortably supporting larger patients’ shoulders and heads. Foldout armrests reportedly facilitate easy entry and exit of patients. Each chair comes with a five-year warranty.
800-624-2793 | dcionline.com
Forest Dental 3900 chair
The 3900 dental chair is engineered to offer molded rather than vacuum-formed plastic for longevity and better fit. The chair reportedly provides numerous upgrades and options, including nine powder coat paint finishes and 18 upholstery colors to choose from, three upholstery options (seamless, stitched and memory comfort), contrast color stitching and dual color upholstery. Additional options are said to include a narrow back with slings, knee pillow, pedo-wedge, IV board and self-contained back massager. Built to each dentist’s exact specifications, the 3900 chair is designed to offer the best value on the market today.
800-423-3555 | forestdental.com
KaVo ESTETICA E70/E80 Vision
KaVo ESTETICA E70/E80 Vision is designed to offer simple operation, integrated solutions, smooth workflow and automated hygiene-encompassed within a ergonomic suspended chair. KaVo ESTETICA E70/E80 is engineered to allow dentists to customize their dental equipment to meet the needs of their specialty and practice. Many functions reportedly can be individually adapted to the practitioner, including the types of treatment, the direct key allocation on the start screen and the name of the practitioner. Adding equipment and extensions is said to be possible at any time thanks to new and innovative interfaces. The backrest and headrest are designed to allow patients to relax, offering tailor-made comfort combined with effortless workflow and flexibility.
888-275-5286 | kavo.com
Midmark Elevance® dental chair
Designed to deliver sophisticated styling, optimal patient access and exceptional patient comfort, the Elevance® dental chair is said to be a genuine departure from any chair on the market today. A thin, narrow cast aluminum backrest is engineered to allow for optimal access to the patient as well as superior patient support. The exclusive SerenEscape® heat and massage system is designed to enhance the patient experience and keep the patient relaxed. A unique Cantilever Forward® design reportedly allows for an unsurpassed range of motion for greater flexibility. The chair is available in chair only, left/right and console mount configurations, and it can be paired with Elevance® or Procenter delivery systems.
800-643-6275 | midmark.com
The Spirit 3300 builds on a strong foundation and is said to provide enhancements in doctor access, patient comfort and aesthetic appeal. The narrow backrest, coupled with the ability for the chair to go lower to the ground, is engineered to enable ideal oral cavity access for practitioners of any stature in a comfortable ergonomic position. The base design reportedly makes it easy for patients to enter and exit and provides enhanced stool access alongside the chair. Dual touch pads with one-touch programming are designed to simplify chair operation, minimizing unnecessary movement for dentists and their team.
Pelton & Crane
800-659-6560 | pelton.net
The Quolis® Q5000 dental chair reportedly sets a new benchmark for operator and patient interaction, with premium level features in appearance, comfort and accessibility. With a thin and narrow backrest, the design of the chair is engineered to grant a higher level of access to each patient, which is said to result in a better working posture and convenient work experience. Patient comfort is reportedly enhanced by the synchronous backrest recline mechanism, which is designed to simulate natural body movement and seamlessly support the patient while the chair is in motion. The shockless hydraulic system is engineered to gently maneuver the seat for smoother transitions between patient treatment positions. With its convex shape, the dual-axis headrest reportedly cradles the occipital bone as the tilting mechanism moves the head to allow access to the oral cavity. Armrests swing outward 130 degrees to create a wider entry and exit area for patients, and integrated armrest touch pads are engineered to permit easy access for doctors and assistants in adjusting patient seat positioning for treatment.
800-223-1192 | belmontequip.com
E Sense™ Nautica
Manufactured in the U.S., Westar’s E Sense™ Nautica delivery system is designed to bring quality and comfort together. The chair is reportedly made from 100 percent steel construction, including the cantilever base. The chair is said to feature only the highest quality motors, a double articulating headrest, and a seven-function foot control with two programmable present positions and an automatic exit. In addition, there is an option to add a programmable touch pad with five presets. The chair comes with a five-year warranty and is available in four different upholstery options.
Westar Medical Products
800-499-3945 | westarmed.com