We Can Do It! – Your Dental Assistant and CAD/CAM: A Powerful Combination

By Jennifer Blackburn, Practice Consultant, Burkhart Practice Support Team

The introduction of chairside CAD/CAM dentistry has expanded opportunities for the dental assistant and the dental practice as a whole.

Using digital technology, dental assistants now have a more vital role in all phases of the restorative process. They have the capability to streamline the schedule, free the doctor up to accommodate mid-appointment hygiene checks, increase production, and decrease overhead costs – all the while, increasing their involvement and job satisfaction.

Streamline the Schedule
Through the use of digital technology, the doctor and assistant are able to take advantage of breaks within each appointment to provide higher production treatment in both restorative ops by staggering the schedule. It also maximizes the patient experience and efficiencies and supports timing of hygiene evaluations to occur mid-appointment.

Imagine a schedule like the one to the right. The first patient arrives at 8:00 a.m. for a same-visit crown restoration. Anesthetic is administered, the assistant scans the opposing arch, captures the bite and selects the shade. By this time, the patient is numb and the doctor can prep the tooth.

It is now 8:30 a.m. and patient No. 2 arrives. The patient is seated and topical is placed while the doctor performs the exam on the patient in the hygiene room.

The assistant, after placing topical anesthetic, returns to the 8 a.m. patient to design* the crown restoration. This replaces the final impression and bite registration, saving the doctor time and the cost of impression materials.

It is now 8:45 a.m. and the doctor returns to approve the design and the assistant initiates milling while they begin the same process with patient No. 2.

Accommodate Mid-Appointment Hygiene Checks
Greater case acceptance results from the patient having time to process treatment recommendations and ask questions if necessary. By performing the hygiene exam mid-appointment, the patient has time to consider the treatment discussed and the hygienist has time to support the doctor’s recommendations. In addition, the front office now has time to prepare a financial plan for a smooth transition at the end of the appointment.

Increase Production
Having the assistant take on a larger role frees the doctor to do more productive and clinically intense procedures, in addition to treating another patient, consulting, or a hygiene check, without sacrificing precious time during the day.

Decrease Overhead
A dental assistant capturing images for orthodontic or restorative care procedures removes or limits the expense of impression trays, impression materials, temporary crown materials, lab fees and packing and shipping costs.

Increase Job Satisfaction
Empowering the dental assistant to more fully participate in all aspects of care provided by the practice leads to higher job satisfaction, increased motivation, improved employee retention and better patient care.

For more information about scheduling efficiencies, please reach out to the Burkhart Practice Support Team to request our Zone Scheduling Template. If you’d like more information about the bottom line impact of adding digital impressions to your practice, see page 6.

Balance, Trade-offs, Quality of Life and Debt

By Sam Martin, MBA(tax), CFP®, CPA

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Financial folks tend to be investment-centric. Those who have been following my articles in Catalyst know there is much more to a well-thought financial plan than just investments. The purpose of a comprehensive financial plan is to achieve your long-term financial goals and also to protect who and what you care most about along the way. But even that statement fails to embrace balance and quality of life.

Quality of Life Planning
Part of planning is to make certain you are also achieving quality of life, both long-term and along the way. Mitch Anthony, author of The New Retirementality, might argue that by checking off portions of your “bucket” list while you are younger, healthier, and perhaps with the kids still at home, can be beneficial. If you then extend your work career past “normal” retirement age to offset the earlier lifestyle spending, it can be a better way to go. I find that 80 percent of my pre-retirement clients neither see themselves retiring in full nor continuing to work as hard or as much as they are currently.

Finding a glide path for post full-time dentistry and pre full-time retirement is highly desired by many. Many are not ready to give up dentistry, but are ready to give up some or all of the management reins. Or they want flexibility for longer and more frequent getaways, lower stress, less work, but still want to be financially and professionally rewarded.

Those With a Plan Have Better Results than Those Who Don’t
We know those with a “plan” will have better results than those who do not. But even with a plan in place, we know those who have a system for monitoring and adjusting the plan will do better than those who do not monitor and maintain it. So you are not only much more likely to achieve your long-term goals with a plan and a system to maintain it, you are also more likely to address and improve your quality of life along the way. Your plan can and should cover quality of life goals. After all, the finances you accumulate toward your eventual retirement only represent a tool—a tool to help you live the life you desire to live.

Understanding Trade-offs
You may have thought about this—but every action we take represents a trade-off. I cannot be here and be there at the same time. This is easy to apply to financial decisions: more house means less of something else. More private school means less of something else, more car(s) represent less vacations, more vacations means less savings. If you attempted to analyze each and every decision and its trade-offs, you would likely end up mad as a hatter. But, by putting your goals in writing and ranking your priorities, you create a tool through which you can screen a financial decision.

Is this consistent with your goals and priorities—yes or no?
1. Establish your goals and concerns in writing
2. Prioritize your goals and concerns—this is crucial to future decision making
3. Marshall your assets and debts, both personal and professional
4. Prepare a current budget—how much do you spend on various categories?
5. Make a comprehensive tax plan to determine if you could be holding on to more of your hard-earned income
6. Determine what level of monthly/annual savings will achieve your long-term financial goals
7. Decide if your current income/cash flow will handle your budget and savings plan. If yes, implement; if not, see #8
8. Determine what adjustments can be made. Can you lower costs in certain areas? Which categories are mandatory, which are highly important to you and your spouse and which are perhaps not?
9. Determine if a few proactive changes in the practice could help increase cash flow and meet the budget and savings goal
10. Get all of this in writing

Peace of Mind
OK, so a higher probability of good results happens if we plan, monitor and adjust as we go. What else do you have for me? Well, how about an ever-increasing peace of mind regarding all things financial for you and your spouse? If you knew you had a good plan, one you could be successful in carrying out, that achieved your long-term financial goals, addressed risk management, tax planning, wealth transfer and estate planning and any other major goals you may have, and if you perhaps once or twice a year reviewed your plan and updated it as appropriate and that process generally showed you were making good progress in all areas, might you sleep better and worry less?

Peace of Mind Improves Quality of Life
Another important element of a well-thought comprehensive financial plan is to provide peace of mind, which in turn improves your quality of life. And quality of life is what “it” is really all about. It just so happens that to have a certain level of income and assets makes it possible to maintain a good quality of life. Face it. When we are all old, a great deal of quality of life will be based on our ability to maintain our dignity and independence. That should certainly be part of the plan.

Focus on Having a Great Time
What we should focus on, perhaps, are family and friend get-togethers, vacations, relationships with our friends, spouses, kids and the rest of our families. Focus on having a great time however you define that. Getting away from the operatory for a bit, renewing, and recharging—it’s all good. It’s even better when you have initially identified your financial issues and ultimately eliminate them. Planning and monitoring for both your practice and personal finances can help free your mind to better enjoy life.

Good Debt, Bad Debt and No Debt
I am certain that utilizing debt wisely in the purchase or start-up of your practice is essential and a “good thing.” It is also good for your home, as long as the home is consistent with your plan (meaning you are living below your means). If you have the opportunity and the inclination to own your own dental building (or part thereof), that is also a great reason to utilize debt (wisely). Beyond that, debt is a quality of life killer. And even the “good debt” I mention above can be a killer if it is not undertaken and managed wisely. At some point, you are not only going to “want” to be debt-free, you are going to “need” to be debt-free.

Dentists run a rather high risk of disability. So you may want to practice until age 65 or beyond, but there is a significant chance you may not be able to practice that long. It may be prudent to base your plan on practicing to a younger age at which point, if healthy, you have the flexibility to continue full-time work or part-time work, or pursue other interests. But the debt must be retired, and I can guarantee you, the happiest dentists I know are in their 50’s and debt-free. They look forward to going to work because they no longer have to go to work.

Working Your Fingers to the Bone is Not a Good Plan
Now, working your fingers to the bone and having no fun just so you might retire at say age 58 is not a good plan in my opinion. You might turn 57 and 11 months and be run over by a bus (it’s always a bus). Not a good plan. You have to make certain you are having some fun along the way. So, what’s the point here? The point is you need to be very smart and think long-term when you contemplate even “good” debt.

Don’t Bite Off More Than You Can Chew
You need to make sure you can easily produce enough to service the debts in your life and still have the time and wherewithal to fund your retirement portfolio, take your friend or spouse and kids on vacation, and exercise. Don’t bite off more than you can chew—especially when it comes to personal assets such as your home. Think long and hard about the wisdom of owning a vacation home or rental properties. I know a lot of dentists with relatively high net worth who are “real estate poor” and it should come as no surprise that many have struggled and continue to struggle with the aftermath of owning highly leveraged real estate when the real estate bubble burst eight years ago.

Potential Quality of Life Killer
Investing in the purchase of a practice is almost always a good use of debt—again if you use it wisely. Yes, a larger practice can generate a higher income—but there are other costs than just paying the bank back. Those include the pace of dentistry, the number of staff you have to manage and simply more of everything that is required to effectively manage a dental practice. For some, this is no hurdle. For others, it can be a quality of life killer. So be deliberate in thinking through the practice you purchase or start and how you intend to build it over time.

Walk Out of the Office With Very Few Worries
I work with a number of very successful dentists, some of whom operate very large and profitable practices. And, where that is a good personality match—I say more power to them. However, as I age myself, I look at some of my slightly quieter clients who tightly manage a medium-sized practice, are plenty profitable (enough to be in the top 1%-2% of US households), work 3 to 3 ½ days of clinical dentistry with a half day for administration and walk out of the office with everything done and very few worries. These same dentists tend to also be the type to have everything paid off by their early 50’s or even younger—and although they targeted paying down their debts, they balanced the process so they were also making a healthy contribution to the long-term investment portfolio along the way.

Don’t Sabotage Your Quality of Life
I think some of the most successful among us sabotage, to one degree or another, our quality of life by not having a plan and generally sticking to it. When you consider significant decisions or even some of the smaller financial decisions in the context of how they match up with your plan, you will tend to stay the course. Without a plan, we tend to make willy-nilly decisions and not think about the long-term implications. Or as I think Yogi Berra put it, “You’ve got to be very careful if you don’t know where you’re going, because you might not get there.”

Sam Martin is Director of Wealth Management Services and Advanced Tax Planning for the Dental Group, LLC / Martin Boyle PLLC / Dental Wealth Advisors, LLC, a CPA, practice advisory, financial planning and wealth management services group exclusively serving dentists and their practices. Sam is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a Certified Financial Planner (CFP), and holds a master’s degree in federal income taxation. Located in Kirkland, Washington, Sam can be reached at 425.216.1612 or Sam@cpa4dds.com.

Thanks For Asking

By: Kathy Edwards, RDH, Margaret Boyce-Cooley and Dana Morano of the Practice Support Team

Burkhart’s Practice Support Team provides support to doctors by answering hundreds of questions that come in through our toll-free number and email. It is our pleasure to provide answers and resources—at no fee—to all of our Burkhart clients. Consider it a value-added service from Burkhart. We’ve compiled the most frequently asked questions and shared some insight on those here.

How do we appropriately use the ADA’s newly approved scaling code, D4346, which went into effect January 1, 2017?
The new scaling code will provide an alternative to D1110 for patients exhibiting inflammation in the absence of attachment loss. The CDT defines this as “scaling in presence of generalized moderate or severe gingival inflammation—full mouth, after oral evaluation. The removal of plaque, calculus and stains from supra- and sub-gingival tooth surfaces when there is generalized moderate or severe gingival inflammation in the absence of periodontitis. It is indicated for patients who have swollen, inflamed gingiva, generalized suprabony pockets, and moderate to severe bleeding on probing. It should not be reported in conjunction with prophylaxis, scaling and root planning, or debridement procedures.”

This ADA easy-to-understand flow chart can be used to help guide practitioners in selecting the appropriate code for their patients’ care:

Why was a new scaling code added to the CDT code?
Previous CDT codes did not address therapeutic treatment for patients with generalized, moderate to severe gingival inflammation. D4346 fills this gap. It is the ADA’s objective to provide a code that will result in more accurate documentation and reporting by eliminating “undercoding” as a D1110 (prophy) and “overcoding” as scaling and root planning. It will also help to eliminate the use of D4999 as this code requires a narrative and inhibits auto adjudication.

Additional information, including commonly asked questions and answers regarding D4346, can be accessed by emailing the Practice Support Team (practicesupportteam@burkhartdental.com) or on the ADA’s website, http://www.ada.org.

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Serving At-Risk and Homeless in Oklahoma City for Nearly 100 Years

BY SAM GOODRICH | PHOTOS BY ADAM MURPHY

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For nearly 100 years, Neighborhood Services Organization (NSO) has served the at-risk and homeless of the Oklahoma City community. Founded in 1920 by Methodist women, the organization’s original focus was on one specific neighborhood in south Oklahoma City. The founders sought to make a positive difference in the lives of impoverished, post-WWI families in the Riverside neighborhood where many immigrant families lived.

Housing & Skills to Transform Lives
Over the past 97 years, NSO has greatly increased its reach and scope. The program now provides housing solutions and teaches skills to transform the lives of thousands throughout the Oklahoma
City area. Programs include:

  • Transitional housing for those who need help gaining independence, such as women escaping domestic violence and homeless young men who have aged out of foster care
  • Permanent, supportive housing for homeless adults with mental illness who would otherwise be living on the streets
  • Rental assistance programs to help prevent families from becoming homeless
  • A women, infants and children (WIC) clinic that provides supplemental nutrition and education to women who are pregnant and children up to age five
  • A low-cost, general dental clinic to the uninsured

NSO also has a new dental clinic offering affordable, general dental care to the low-income and uninsured. Up until 2011, NSO and the dental clinic had been housed in a building that was more than 90 years old. Although the old building presented challenges, NSO did not have immediate plans to move.

But in 2011, the building began having structural problems. An inspection determined the building was no longer safe and had to be condemned. NSO had two weeks to be out of the building which presented incredible challenges.

Burkhart Service Techs Moved Equipment in Two Weeks
When it came to the dental clinic, Burkhart Dental’s service technicians stepped up and were able to get the equipment out of the old, multi-story building and operating in a temporary facility in just two weeks. Laura Gutierrez, the dental clinic manager, said that moving the clinic to a temporary facility in that short time would have been impossible without the help of the Burkhart team.

NSO Raises $3.1 Million in Capital Campaign
But the temporary dental clinic was just that—a temporary clinic. NSO needed a permanent home for all its programs. In 2011, for the first time in its history, the organization began its first capital campaign to raise an ambitious $3.1 million. After four years of fundraising and hundreds of donations, NSO was able to reach its goal. Now the old building could be torn down and a new, state-of-the-art facility built in its place to house administrative offices, conference rooms and the dental clinic.

Burkhart Staff Helps with Design and Equipment Options
Burkhart Equipment Specialist, Russ Cornelius, was instrumental in helping design the new dental clinic. Russ worked alongside the architect to fine-tune the details of the space and walked the staff through all their equipment options. The fact that Burkhart offers equipment from many manufacturers was very appealing to NSO staff and enabled them to strike the perfect balance of quality, aesthetics, and efficiency.

Before the new clinic opened, NSO purchased a dental chair and delivery unit from Pelton & Crane that the staff was very happy with. So the plan was to fill the new clinic with operatories with the same chairs and delivery units.burkhart-209

A-dec and Midmark  Cabinetry Fit NSO’s Needs
For cabinetry, A-dec had the configuration with its 12 o’clock and side cabinets that best fit NSO’s needs. LED lights from A-dec and a versatile monitor mount from ICW rounded out the rooms. Midmark Artizan cabinets were custom-designed for the sterilization area.burkhart-213burkhart-222

Gendex X-Ray Technology Provides High-Quality Diagnostic Care
The lab at NSO is bigger than most in-office labs and was furnished with Midmark Integra lab cabinetry and a Handler fume hood. To provide high-quality diagnostic care, NSO chose the Gendex GXDP 300 and Expert DC for its x-ray technology.burkhart-211

Durability and Efficiency
Improves Patient Satisfaction
After moving in, staff members wondered how they ever got along without such beautiful and functional equipment. Several mentioned that durability and efficiency have made great improvements to their workflow and to patient satisfaction. Dental Clinic Manager Laura Gutierrez says that the look, feel and quality of the clinic gives patients confidence they are receiving the best care available regardless of their financial situation. She adds that as donors tour the facility, they frequently comment the clinic is much nicer than anticipated.

Quality of Facility Increases Referrals
The quality and central location of the facility has increased referrals from other organizations such as the City Rescue Mission and drug and alcohol rehabilitation facilities. NSO’s ability to partner with other organizations has increased due to its new facility, resulting in more patients receiving the quality care they need.burkhart-203

Invaluable Dental Director
Serves for 25+ Years
An invaluable part of the NSO dental clinic is Dental Director Alan McDonald, DDS. Dr. McDonald has dedicated a good portion of his career to NSO. Nobody knows exactly how long Dr. McDonald has been there because he started before any human resource records were kept, but he has served for more than 25 years.

Burkhart Account Manager Another Key to Success
Burkhart’s account manager in Oklahoma City, Chris Luksa, is another important piece to the success of NSO’s dental clinic. According to Laura, in her 14 years at NSO, Chris has been the only dental representative who consistently goes “above and beyond.” Before Chris, she didn’t even know who her rep was. Now she says, “He is always there to help and has been so good to us.” She appreciates that he is always looking for potential donations for NSO. He has even helped facilitate in-kind donations from his other Burkhart customers.

NSO Touches 72,000 Lives in 2015
Stacey Ninness has served as NSO’s president and CEO for eleven years. She has led the organization through challenging and rewarding times. Under her leadership, NSO is reaching more patients. In 2015, NSO touched the lives of over 72,000 individuals through its many programs.

NSO Succeeding One Person at a Time
One dental clinic patient in particular is ecstatic about the care at the clinic. “Do you know what it feels like not to have a smile? When the majority of your teeth are missing, especially in the front, you have no smile. Thanks to Dr. McDonald and his staff, I now have a smile—a beautiful, natural smile. And I have the self-esteem that goes along with it.”

Neighborhood Service Organization’s mission is to transform lives and encourage independence through safe, healthy homes, dental care and nutrition. It is succeeding at this mission one person at a time.

Increase New Patient Production With Expanded Availability

By Rob Klaus, President, UIC Dental

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We have all heard it.

“Your call is very important to us, but we are either out
of the office or assisting other patients. Please leave your name, number, and reason for calling and we
will call you back at our earliest convenience.”

That’s right—at our convenience. Meaning the office, not at the convenience of the patient who’s calling. A message such as this conveys two things:

1. The patient is not as important as whatever the office is doing.

2. The office will get back to the patient when it is convenient for the practice.
While not intentional, this is the message being communicated via voicemail and it is an unfortunate first impression if the caller is a new patient looking for a dentist.

This is significant as new patient calls make up between 6-10 percent of all calls answered by UIC Dental on behalf of our partner dental practices. One out of every ten calls is an opportunity for the practice to shine while fostering a relationship with a potential new patient. Too often, many practices instead choose to rely on voicemail and hope the patient answers when they call back; or has not already scheduled with a practice that did answer.

Instead, dental practices should focus on demonstrating to their patients how much they care about them and value their time. The solution to this is quite simple—prove it to them by actually answering the phone when a patient calls—when it is convenient to him or her as the patient.

By proving to callers their calls are important, the office now can accelerate their buying process and schedule them quickly. The patients will be able to stop searching for information and evaluating alternatives as their decisions can be made right then—all because the office was available.

Options to Increase Availability
Several options are available to increase office availability. A practice can choose to integrate any of the following internal solutions:

• Stagger lunch schedules.

• Staff the office to answer calls on days the practice is closed.

• Forward calls to the office manager’s cell phone.

Trade-offs exist with each of these options. All require more of staff and usually increase staff overhead. Additionally, internal options do not address the issue of multiple calls at once or calls when staff members are busy with patients and not available to answer the phone.

Answering Service Option
Answering and scheduling services offer an effective alternative—a third party solution that answers calls when you cannot, demonstrating to patients that they are important to the practice. However, be sure to consider the following questions when looking at a third-party option. A service that checks all of these boxes is much more effective than both voicemail and a traditional answering service:

Transparency: Will you be able to listen to any and all of your calls? Are they tracked and tagged for data mining?

Ability to schedule: Does the company schedule directly in your software? Will the appointment be scheduled via your specific guidelines and protocols?

Availability: Does the company offer hours that cover the time before you open, after you close, weekends, and throughout the week when you are busy in the office?

Expertise: Does the company have experience and expertise with dental practices or are they simply an answering service? Are they trained and experienced with your practice management software?

Customer Service: Will the company be available for questions and be responsive to the office’s needs and feedback?
Simply put—availability matters for dental offices! Availability matters in providing exceptional customer service to your patients and also to your office’s bottom line.

I challenge you to think of a couple competitors in your area and call them during lunch, on a Friday afternoon, at 5:30 p.m. or on a Saturday to see if they answer. If they answer and your office isn’t answering during that time, you are losing new patients to your competitors and adding availability will help your office compete. If they do not answer, your practice now has the potential to provide this vital service and have a significant advantage over the competition.

Rob Klaus is President of UIC Dental. A partner of Burkhart Dental, UIC Dental helps make dental practices more available to their patients over the phone to solidify their bottom line via a dental-specific scheduling process with live, trained staff scheduling directly in the practice management software using the specific protocols and guidelines defined by the client practice. Transparency is built in—customers can listen to any call at any time to be assured of a positive patient experience. Rob can be reached at (800) 895-2247 or rob@uicdental.com. Learn more at http://www.uicdental.com. rob-klaus

 

 

Combining Equipment & Ergonomics to Enhance Patient Experience

Provided by Midmark

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Whether assessing existing operatories or designing a standardized blueprint for a new dental practice, there are a few key factors dental professionals should consider to help ensure an effective dental space. Creating a successful practice is not only about having the right equipment, it’s also about knowing how to use it in the right way.

Having the right type of equipment within the clinical environment can increase the level of comfort and safety and enhance the delivery of care. Necessary equipment for all operatories includes the overhead lighting and patient chair, which are both vital instruments used in every patient visit. By gaining a better understanding of this equipment, dental professionals will uncover opportunities to improve efficiency and patient care.

Factors to Ensure Effective Dental Space
Factors to help ensure an effective dental space that is conducive to the delivery of high quality care include:

Operatory Lighting: Provides Better Visibility and Reduces Eye Strain
Overhead lighting plays a major role in ensuring quality dentistry. It is important to have overhead lighting in the operatory that provides both the dentist and assistant with an even distribution of light in the oral cavity to help eliminate shadows, match shades, identify details and diagnose tissue. Proper lighting provides the clinician with not only better visibility into the oral cavity, but can also help reduce eye strain. Eye strain can lead to reduced productivity and other eye issues later in the clinician’s career.

Many of today’s dental lights, such as the Midmark Dental LED Operatory Light™, feature high-powered LEDs that remain safe and cool to the touch compared to halogen lights. With its advanced design, the Midmark Light provides the ultimate experience with less heat generation and a longer lifespan. Color temperature on halogen lights tends to vary when adjusting the intensity, while LEDs hold a consistent color temperature.

Patient Chair: Can Improve Comfort and Experience
Patient comfort is one of the most important factors in creating an ideal patient experience. The chair is where a patient will spend most – if not all – of his or her time during an appointment. No matter how long a patient spends reclined, chairs must be designed to offer premium patient support and comfort. Dental chair designs have significantly improved in recent years, focusing on the comfort level of patients, dentists and clinicians.

Chair Designs Improve Comfort of Patients, Dentists and Clinicians
The ideal chair for any dental practice looking to enhance the level of care is one that is designed to synchronize or move with the human body and reduce patient anxiety. For instance, Midmark’s Elevance® Dental Chair eliminates the need for the patient to readjust by offering a sculpted backrest to accurately position the patient’s neck and integrated armrests to support the patient’s upper body. It even features a built-in heat and massage system to further relax the patient during the exam.

In order to ensure comfort for the clinician, two important elements should be considered: 1) the ergonomic positioning of the operator, and 2) the positioning of the patient in relation to the operator.

Electronic Rotation Systems Ease Chair Rotation
When choosing a chair, ensure there is enough access under the chair to work comfortably in normal operating positions. The design of the chair back is also key to proper clinician positioning and patient access. Rotating the chair allows further flexibility to help ensure the clinician has good visibility in the 11 and 12 o’clock positions while still maintaining access to cabinets and instruments. Newer chairs have electronic rotation systems that make it easy to rotate the chair instead of having to struggle with the older manual rotation release levers.

Chair Design Should Reduce Strain and Maximize Performance
Considering the amount of hours clinicians spend working within the patient’s oral cavity, design of the dental chair should expand the range of travel in order to maintain optimal access. For example, the Elevance® Dental Chair features a unique Cantilever Forward® design allowing for unsurpassed range of travel and greater flexibility whether seated or standing. The chair’s seat height can be lowered to 15 inches and extended to 34 inches, allowing clinicians to easily bring the patient to the desired height needed for a proper exam. Optimal access is also crucial for maintaining an ergonomically correct working posture and maximizing performance, thus reducing the strain on the backs, shoulders, arms and wrists of the practitioner.

Midmark Dental Products Help Deliver Efficient, High-Quality Patient Care
With the help of Midmark’s integrated portfolio of market-leading dental equipment, dental professionals can combine the right equipment with the appropriate ergonomic principles to further enhance the patient experience. Dentists who can improve the overall effectiveness of their operatories will be in a better position to deliver efficient, high-quality patient care.

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