There are eight key areas to focus on in regards to dental chair
specifications. These areas include the actual chair itself, the dental unit
, spittoon/water unit, operating light
, oil free air compressor (medical grade), LED light cure unit/modular light cure unit, foot control, and the dental stool
. A certificate of approval by the FDA, to ensure the quality and safety of the dental chair
, should be obtained by the operator. A dental chair
is a necessity when a dental examination
or surgery is being performed. The operational specification should be met in addition to the eight categories above. There should also be an air motor, ultrasonic scaler, micro motor (with a range of 3,000 to 4,000 rpm), and motorized suction.
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The first dental chair specifications to meet include the capacity, which should be 200 kgs (441 lbs), as this chair is fully motorized and hydraulically self adjusting. The material used during the construction should be corrosion free and have a durable, scratch resistant epoxy finish. To aide in cleaning and disinfecting the chair, the upholstery used should be very thin and seamless. A double articulating head rest that has flipping capabilities is the proper head rest for these chairs and is used for wheelchair bound patients. They should also include a multi-function foot switch that is adjustable as well as programmable. An emergency stop option and an additional option to return to zero movement are important, and should be in working order. It is very important that a dentist is able to achieve all positions for reaching the patients mouth by using the foot switch. Fully adjustable hand rests that can rotate out of position is needed as well. This helps the patients get in and out of the dental chair easily. All of the controls should be located not only on the dentist’s side of the chair, but on the assistant’s side as well.
The next component to dental chair specifications is the dental unit
, which is attached to the dental chair
. The dental unit
should be equipped for one turbine connection with a hand piece, one air motor connection complete with the motor and the hand pieces. One fiber optic air rotor connection with a quick disconnect coupling and light cure unit should be attached to the aforementioned coupling, and lastly, one six way syringe with removable tip so it can be sterilized is needed. The dental unit should have been designed in a way that it is easily cleaned and disinfected, as the prevention of cross contamination is very important for your patient’s health. To aide in the effort of preventing cross contamination there should be two reservoirs with water and disinfectant in them and have automatic pressurization as well. The last few things that the dental unit should have are a non-retraction valve, a warm water syringe, LCD/TFT monitor, and automatic hand piece selection through pneumatic valves.
The dental chair specifications also include the Spittoon/water unit, the operating light
, an oil free air compressor, foot control, dental stool, and there should either be an LED Light cure unit or a modular light cure unit. The dental chair in its entirety should come from a manufacturer that has ISO certification to ensure it was manufactured and held to high standards prior to being sold to dental offices. Be sure to read the user manual before use, this will ensure knowledge of maintenance needed and when it should be done. A log book should be included as well to help keep a record of any maintenance, and to be sure nothing is left out during the maintenance, a checklist for the user to follow should be provided. Dental chair specifications must always be followed to ensure safety when used.
For a quote or more information on ordering dental equipment
that we carry, please call toll free 1-877-522-2323
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