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Khushboo Barjatya; Ankur Vatsal; Halaswamy V Kambalimath; Vinay Kumar Kulkarni; Naveen Banda Reddy (2015)
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Medknow Publications
Journal: Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
Languages: English
Types: Article
Subjects: traditional adult dental chair, RK1-715, Dentistry, Ergonomics, pediatric dental chair, pediatric dentist

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Objective: Proper positioning of the child patient, can not only have positive ramifications for the operator′s posture, comfort, and career longevity - it can also lead to better treatment and increased productivity. The aim of the survey questionnaire was to assess the utilization, need, and attitude concerning dental chairs among pediatric dentist while working on and managing the child patient. Study Design: The questions were structured using adobe forms central online software, regarding the user-friendliness of pediatric dental chair vs. traditional adult dental chair available in the market. Results: Our result shows that out of 337 respondents, 79% worked on pediatric dental chair, whereas 21% had no experience of it. Of these 79% pediatric dentist, 48% preferred pediatric dental chair. But pediatric dental problem still has certain disadvantages like higher cost, leg space problem, lower availability, etc. Conclusion: During the research it was found that ergonomics and usability issues were the main problems. Thus, pediatric dental chair is not so popular in the current scenario. This study allowed for general ideas for the improvement of dental chairs and thus improved dental chair would fill the gap in the current scenario.
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