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Signs your dental chair needs an upgrade

21 Aug 2017 4:15 PM - Dental

These days, technology moves at a rate of knots. The next game-changing innovation is always just around the corner, and keeping pace with the latest technology requires regular upgrades.

This is true whether you’re talking about your smart phone, or your dental chair. Upgrading your dental chair with the latest technology will not only ensure you have the best tools at hand, but will also give your patients the confidence that their dental health is in the best hands.

However, always keep in mind that moving the position of your dental chair could require plumbing works, and always leave the installation of a new chair to trusted professionals.

Pay attention to these signs so you know when your dental chair needs an upgrade:


Stone Age worker

Are you labouring away in the Stone Age? If you’re using an old dental chair, you could be missing out on the latest tools and technology that can increase your productivity and improve the level of patient care and comfort you can provide. For example, touch screen monitors, advanced infection control, improved lighting and integrated technology that keeps all your vital tools within easy reach have all accelerated in leaps and bounds over recent years. If your dental chair is missing important technology that can help you to better at your job, it may be time to consider upgrading to a new model.


Down in the dumps

Modern dental chairs are sleek and look like they’ve come out of the cockpit of a futuristic spaceship. If your current chair looks like you’ve pulled it out of an old station wagon, it’s time for an upgrade. From a design perspective, the dental chair is the focal point of your treatment room and will be the first thing your patients see when they enter. If you chair is held together by duct tape, or otherwise looks like it has seen better days, your patients might start heading for the door. And who could blame them?


Breakdown palace

Remember your first car? As much as you loved it, it likely cost you way more money than it was worth in constant breakdowns and repairs as it aged. Dental chairs are the same. Old chairs will be more vulnerable to breakdowns and often require more frequent repairs. This will cost you in technician visits and parts, but the downtime a broker chair can be much more expensive if you frustrate and lose long-term clients due to canceling appointments at the last minute because of faulty equipment.


Got a spare?

Speaking of breakdowns, if your chair is more than 10 years old, you could run the risk of spare parts being unavailable from the manufacturer. With a chair out of operation for an extended period, you could forfeit significant revenue while you wait for a new chair to be installed.


Cassin & Sons specialises in custom medical fit outs, radiology fit outs, dental fitouts and veterinary fit outs with more than 28 years of experience in the healthcare fit out industry. Call our friendly team on 1300 122 774 to find out what we can do for you.