Role and components of a Dental chair

Role and components of a Dental chair

A Dental Chair is a specially designed medical device intended to support a patient’s body when a dental procedure is being performed on them. The electrically operational chair comes with a water line, micromotor, compressed air and is retractable as per the dentist’s requirements during a procedure. The equipment comes with a seat where the dentist sits while working on the patient.

Every component of a dental chair is designed to serve a specific purpose. Let’s look at some of the pivotal parts and their uses:

  • Operator lights: Dental operator lights provide optimum illumination required for performing dental procedures comfortably. It is kept 30-50 inches away from the patient’s mouth. It has controls which allow dentists to regulate the intensity as per the requirement.
  • Air-Water Syringe: This device can alternatively dispense compressed air, water or a combination of both while treating the patients. It is also used to clean the surface of the tooth during a procedure.
  • X-ray viewer: X-ray viewer is used for radiograph viewing in dentistry. These images are used for examination and analysis by dentists.
  • Spittoon bowl: This is a container where patients spit into during a procedure. It is attached with a water pipe which pushes the contents towards the drain to flush them and keep the bowl clean.
  • Foot control motor: This motor is used for the delivery of power to operate the dental equipment and is actuated by a pedal. This electric foot control dental chair has the same operating controls as that of a manual one.
  • Disposable glass holder: Disposable cups/glasses are kept on holders. Patients use these cups to have water and gargle during the dental procedure. They then spit them out in the spittoon bowl.

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