An efficient and ergonomic practice set-up

The beginnings

In 1965, KaVo developed the Patient Chair 1025, which enabled dentists for the first time to treat patients ergonomically in the supine position: to maintain a healthy, strain-free posture.

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The AGR seal of approval (Aktion Gesunder Rücken – Campaign for Healthier Backs) was awarded to the KaVo ESTETICA E70/E80 Vision treatment units and the KaVo PHYSIO Evo and Evo F dentist’s chairs.

These were evaluated by experts from various medical fields according to strict test criteria and their status as “back-friendly” was confirmed.

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The suspended chair concept from KaVo allows freedom of movement, comfortable leg positioning and a relaxed sitting position.

The KaVo multifunction foot control is operated by moving the foot to the left or right. No up or down movements are involved, allowing muscle-stress-free operation even when standing. Both chair and instrument functions can be operated from a foot control. The cordless version means that the foot control can be placed wherever it is required.

The highest and lowest positions of the patient chair range from 350 mm to 900 mm (KaVo ESTETICA E70/E80 Vision), facilitating comfortable working conditions in a sitting or standing position. Working in a standing position helps to exercise various muscles and to relax those muscles that are commonly used in a sitting position.

The slim Progress backrest is available for all KaVo treatment units. Due to its proximity to the patient, it supports a back-friendly working posture. The motorised horizontal movement (KaVo ESTETICA E80 Vision) enables a constant head position of the patient – even when switching between upper and lower jaw treatment. Thus, neither the position of the treatment light nor that of the dentist element needs to be changed.

The Trendelenburg movement of the patient chair, where the footrest is raised or lowered to match the inclination of the backrest, prevents the patient from being squashed or stretched.

The KaVo Comfort Cushion is a rotatable upholstery for upper and lower jaw treatment. This ensures relaxed patient positioning even during lengthy treatment sessions. The magnetic wedge attachment can easily be mounted on the headrest.

Motorised chair lift

With the motorised seat elevation (KaVo ESTETICA E80 Vision), patients of different heights always have the optimum lying position because the stretching effect, any squashing of the abdominal muscles and a hollow back are prevented.

Children also always lie in a healthy treatment position.

RELAXline soft upholstery

To provide maximum treatment comfort for your patients, we offer the KaVo RELAXline soft upholstery.

A comfortably positioned patient is not only more relaxed during treatment, but also ensures relaxation for the entire treatment team and reduces the need for dentists to move awkwardly for better visibility.

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There are many different factors to consider for the perfect and individual choice of your treatment unit. 

Whether flexibility, intuitive operation, treatment comfort or connectivity with the entire practice network. Let us help you get an overview of what you should look out for!

1. Intuitive operation

The treatment unit should have a straightforward, intuitive operating mode. At the same time, it should be possible to adapt it to the individual needs of the practitioner in an ergonomically optimised way via preset programmes. 

This way, the same treatment unit can be used by different dentists with their respective individual settings, without having to worry about changing the settings of colleagues.

2. Flexibility and compatibility

When selecting the treatment unit, it is always worth considering its flexibility and compatibility. Consider the system that offers the best possibility for future upgrading or upscaling (e.g. to accommodate new treatment areas or additional practitioners) and also offers a highly flexible solution for the integration of additional functions and third-party equipment.

In addition to the number of instrument holders available or the expansion possibilities through, for example, USB connections on the treatment unit, attention must also be paid to the support of third-party products. The same manufacturer may not have all the instruments/appliances you need. The practice set-up should offer sufficient flexibility for later adaptations to changing conditions or a more extended range of services. “Open” systems are the means of choice and offer valuable (cost) advantages.

3. Integrated solutions

Basically, when setting up the practice, preference should be given to those systems that can be integrated or adapted into the treatment unit and are thus not only space-saving but also immediately ready for use.

Typically, these systems can be controlled through the doctor and assistant elements as well as through the foot control. In addition, integrated or adapted solutions are significantly more cost-effective than comparable stand-alone units, and have significant ergonomic advantages.

4. Automated functions

Automated functions such as switching off the chair lights, pre-rinsing the cuspidor and refilling the mouth rinsing water contribute greatly to reducing the workload of the practice team.

In addition, hygiene procedures, internal disinfection, maintenance and service protocols support and facilitate practice procedures if they are automated and independently carried out and logged by the treatment unit.

5. Short distances & storage areas

In general, furniture, equipment and instruments should be arranged around the treatment unit in such a way that travel and reach distances for the doctor and assistant are kept to a minimum during treatment.

Directly accessible storage areas for trays, instruments and small devices such as diode lasers or caries diagnosis systems at the treatment unit will prove very convenient. Ideally, a unit has a rotating double tray in front of the patient as well as a separate tray on both the dentist’s side and the assistant’s side.

6. Connectivity

If possible, choose a treatment unit that can be connected to the practice network. 

This enables you to easily pass on individually created or automatically generated data within the practice network, such as system checks and process protocols, or store intra-oral camera/X-ray images and diagnostic data in the patient file. The treatment unit thus becomes part of the practice network.

Dental Chairs

The right "KaVo" for every requirement.

Premium treatment units from KaVo: Innovation and design are merged at KaVo.
The heart of your dental practice – with a KaVo treatment unit, you make no compromises.

KaVo Dental Stools

Ergonomics at their best.

Maintain a healthy posture during treatment – with the KaVo PHYSIO dental stools.
An ergonomic and comfortable working environment is essential to your health and wellbeing. Nothing affects your posture as much as the office chair you and your team sit on every day. This is why the KaVo dental stools are perfectly tailored to the needs of dentists and their assistants, because these attributes are absolutely essential: Ergonomics and comfort for effortless, relaxed work.

KaVo Tips and Hints

Back pain in dental professions and the consequences.

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Back-friendly work environment

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Exercises for a healthy back.

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An efficient and ergonomic practice set-up

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Foot Control and Ergonomics

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