June 1, 2010
George Freedman, DDS, FAACD, FADFE
In comedy and entertainment, the dental chair portends ill; either pain or torture (or both) is sure to follow. Unfortunately, the dental chair can be one of the negative images most frequently associated with the dental profession. In the past, it was a setting all too often associated with discomfort and vulnerability. Modern dental chairs are comfortable for both patient and dentist, ergonomic, and an assembly of high-tech equipment that most patients associate with the delivery of dental health maintenance and esthetically improved smiles.