Ambidextrous equipment to avoid pain and discomfort
When left- and right-handers share a treatment room, it must be easy to switch the equipment from left- to right-handed use. Dr. Atlan says, “I’m the only left-handed in our clinic, and since there are also right-handed dentists using the same unit as I do, I need a system that can smoohtly be switched from left-handed to right-handed. It’s also easier to cooperate with my assistant if the equipment can be set up for left-handed work.”
Left-handed dental practitioners have a high frequency of musculoskeletal pain and discomfort due to the lack of flexibility and adjustments in dental units. Some elements, like the suction holder, are placed in a very impractical position for left-handers. With an ambidextrous unit like the XO units, you can avoid harming practitioners’ professional health because they are designed so that the dentists can place the suction hose holder where needed, and the unit can easily be set up for both right-handed and left-handed work – and reversed again.