HOW TO CHANCE THE GOOD DENTAL CHAIR
1. Durability and reliability
For dental treatment equipment, the first consideration is durability and reliability. Because the environment where the equipment is used is humid and often used, it is necessary to choose a sturdy equipment that can withstand the intensity of daily dental treatment. You can perform the following tests at the dealer show or dental exhibition: Touch each part of the device to feel the fineness of its workmanship. Move the armrest up and down to operate the dental chair and adjust the headrest.
Sitting on the side or back of the treatment chair, whether it is convenient to use the dental chair in every operating position. Lean back in the dental chair and feel its comfort. Check the movement of the various parts of the dental chair, whether the bumps are still stable. Pay attention to whether the equipment is sturdy. Test the function of dental treatment table, treatment chair and all components. You will not buy a car that has not been tested, and the same is true: do not buy dental unit equipment that has not been functionally tested.
2. Performance and efficiency
The ultimate goal of equipment testing is to test its performance. High-performance dental equipment allows you to operate with the highest efficiency. Each function has a specific purpose, and the ultimate goal is to help you and your treatment team work at the best efficiency.
Each component is ergonomically designed to not only provide the patient with maximum comfort, but also for you. Two important things should be considered when trying to create a comfortable and efficient working environment: Action frugality: Never do unnecessary actions. Design the environment according to your needs, and put the most frequently used appliances within reach. By eliminating unnecessary movements (such as overextending your arms to take the dental instrument, twisting your body, or raising your head), you can complete the operation more efficiently. Reduce fatigue: Every action should be made effective. The treatment team should perform various movements in a natural position, which means that the more movements, the more energy wasted. The more tense the muscles, the lower the work efficiency.
After a few years, the body pain caused by poor working posture will accumulate and cause chronic injuries, which will seriously affect your ability to engage in dental treatment. Choose equipment that reduces motion and avoids unnecessary motion.
3. Reputation and service
If your device fails, you cannot work. Excessive maintenance will lead to expensive maintenance service costs and reduce work efficiency. Choose equipment that requires minimal maintenance and repair services. Choose a manufacturer that has always had a good reputation for making durable, reliable, and easy-to-maintain innovative products. Seek advice from colleagues: What brand of equipment do they use? Will they buy equipment of that brand again? Why do they trust the brand’s equipment? Be sure to choose a manufacturer that provides support services for its products, and after five, six or even ten years, when the product needs to be repaired or upgraded, the manufacturer can still provide services.
4. Whether to buy new equipment or adopt expedient measure
If your current device is still usable (although it is outdated), you can consider the benefits of buying a new device. However, there are some very basic questions to consider: Although the current equipment can still operate according to the original manufacturing standards, does its performance meet today’s dental standards? Does the old device have features that are already available in today’s devices but not available in devices in the past (for example, ten years ago) (such as the perfect integration of electric motors, intraoral scopes or dental scalers)?
If not, it will reduce your productivity . Does the existing equipment require excessive maintenance and constant expensive repair services? If this is the case, you will reduce productivity due to downtime and incur maintenance costs. Is the appearance of the existing equipment outdated? Today’s patients will look at your treatment room with time-honored eyes. Your medical practice will reflect your professional commitment in the pursuit of excellence and success. Clean modern equipment and furniture can reflect your modern dental treatment technology, so that patients can build confidence and trust in your treatment.
5. Value and price
If you only focus on product features or price when buying equipment, you may not be able to have both durability and satisfaction. The overall value is greater than the sum of the values of all parts. How to find and determine the products to be purchased in the market? Is there a difference in product quality? This is the difference between value and price.
Guide you to make a purchase decision through the following methods: Ask about the product’s performance, reliability and durability. Investigate the manufacturer’s products, consistency and durability in the market. Ask the manufacturer what is the difference between the product of the competitor and between the product of the new generation.
Understand the partnership between the manufacturer and the full distributor. What is the reputation of their products’ after-sales service? What is their customer service record? Understand your own needs and expectations for the next dental treatment equipment you purchase.