Recently, Center Dental Clinic received and installed a new bariatric bench for their patients’ use. This multi-functional dental chair will make dental exams more comfortable and accessible for people whose weight or mobility needs make them unable to use a standard dental chair.
For patients who use a wheelchair, the bariatric bench can be used as a wheelchair lift, so the patient does not have to leave their chair for care. The broader seat on the bariatric bench can also accommodate patients with bigger bodies.
Regular dental care is important for all our patients, as it helps catch problems early on – before they can become painful or cause serious infections. And, regular dental care can help detect oral cancer. Early interventions are usually simpler, less expensive, and lead to better outcomes.
Patients with mobility issues or whose weight prevents them from using a standard dental chair are at risk of missing vital dental appointments. Valley-Wide Health Systems is dedicated to providing access to care for all patients. Providing a service feature like this bariatric bench means more patients have access to great dental care.