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Why would a dental practice have any need of portable dental chairs?

Thursday, September 04, 2008

There is no doubt that most dental and medical practices are stationary. The age of house calls has been past for quite some time. However, some dedicated dentists have discovered that in some cases, a portable office is the only way some of their patients can receive care. Some patients may be hospitalized and unable to come to the office. Others might even be in jail and not allowed to make the trip even with police guard. The most likely patients in need of dental care outside the office are the elderly though. This special group of people often is homebound. In addition to having a portable dental chair, other portable things like portable sinks and delivery systems make the dental office on the road much more efficient.
How do you choose a portable dental chair for your practice?
When you discover a need for a portable dental chair, you will be pleased to learn that there are all kinds of options open to you. Some of these chairs are designed to be foot operated so the dental professional can still move the patient up or down as needed. These models tend to be a bit heavier and harder to move, but they are worth the work if this kind of patient chair is best for you. On the hand, the scissor legged portable dental chairs are very effective as well. Using the adjustable scissor legs to create the right height, the dental professional can ensure that he or she, as well as the patient, is comfortable and safe.
Features like removable cushions and lightweight carrying cases are other design additions to consider. The most important factor to consider when buying a portable dental chair is that it is functional and will work for your and your patients needs.

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