A visit to the dentist can keep a positive or a negative memory. But in both cases, there is someone who has always supported us in every session. Do you recognize him? Yes, it's the dental chair!
It is this invention or this armchair where we lie down serenely or with fear. When the patient enters the office, the dentist welcomes him on this famous chair (the dental chair) in a "lie down" way. Then he put a towel around the patient’s neck and discuss with him about operations that it will be performed.
Over the last 50 years, technological progress has developed very rapidly. The world is also witnessing the great development experienced by the dental industry.
It went from the wheeled cart and water in 1951 to programmable units in 2017. Verner Sorensen, the inventor of the dental chair. He began building units based on American designs.
In the early 1970s, Verner designed units for right-handed and left-handed dentists, which included three instruments. In 1972 Verner's units met with enormous success: Nearly 60% of the market shares.
It was in 1977 that his son, Kim Sorensen, took over with a unit based solely on a foot pedal that allowed control of all functions of the unit. A few years later, he designed a "smart" unit with accessories and a storage solution and a flow meter that controlled water dosing.
Each year an element was added: A screen, instruments, and lighting. The grandson, Peter Sorensen, continued on the path and refined details to provide patients with high-quality dental treatments and a comfortable position.
This famous dental chair includes:
• An adjustable backrest.
• Adjustable headrest.
• Locking wheels, designed to ensure mobility of the wheelchair.
• Dental tools.
• Connecting elements designed to connect dental tools to power sources.
The operating light: It is a lamp covered with small mirrors, which allows having a sight without a shadow in the mouth of the patient. Aspiration: Are two instruments that can evacuate the saliva produced in the mouth and bleeding.
One is used to suck and the other is used to pump saliva. Rinsing: Contains a cup and a spittoon, so that the patient can rinse his mouth at the end of the dental treatment.
The famous pedal allows activating each instrument and adjusting its strength. It also controls the projection of air and water.