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A-dec 522 Dental Assistant's Stool Overview

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Watch these tips on how to properly use and adjust the A-dec 522 dental assistant's stool for ergonomic comfort.


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Video Transcript

If I need to lower myself, I can pull up on that cylinder and lower myself. If I need to increase the height of my cylinder, I can, once again, increase the height by pulling up on that cylinder. From there, we can adjust the torso bar right here. We can adjust the height of it with the lever on the inside, utilizing our thumb on the inside of the bar here. And once again, on the backside, outside of the torso bar, we can depress the lever with our fingers and swing that in and out, depending on getting in or out of the assistant stool. One thing that's really important when talking about assistant stools is the idea that most assistants use this torso band as a belly bar. And what they do is they tend to work away from their assistant's instrumentation. They work knee to bicep on the patient, and they'll end up putting a lot of contact stress on their shoulders.

They create a lot of scapula pain. So it's really important to utilize this torso band correctly. It is not a belly bar. It is for your torso. And so when I say that, what I want to have happen is I want to be seated four to six inches higher than the doctor, the operator. I want to have this fall underneath my last rib. And I want to have this kind of hug my torso, but I also want to have this fall and the midline of my back so that when, if I do want to take a break during a procedure or anything like that with a doctor's working for an extended period of time, I can lean on my elbow here, or I can spin it around the back and use it as a backrest still. So that's something that's an important feature that most assistants don't pay attention to. The other thing about sitting in the stool properly is that if we are seated properly at our 545 assistant's instrumentation, we're gonna be seated here, like at a desk. We're gonna be facing the 12 o'clock wall. We're gonna have all of our instrumentation in front of us. That's needed for that specific procedure.

And the other thing that's gonna happen is we're gonna be seated hip to shoulder or hip to bicep on the specific patient that we're working on. That is going to allow us to utilize our assistant's instrumentation properly to where we can utilize our high volume as well as our syringe. And if we needed to place our syringe into our high volume hand, we could while grabbing whatever instrumentation and doing that forehand hand pass with that doctor. This is something that's very important that most assistants don't pay attention to. And this is something that we like to teach when we're, when we're explaining the benefits of our new 522 stool. So an additional feature of the stool is the ability to adjust the foot ring itself. If you need to, you have an assistant that has shorter legs and feels like their feet, don't touch the floor. You want to have an assistant comfortable and to be comfortable, you want to have their feet supported by the foot ring. So to be able to adjust that we have a knob down here that you can spin and you can lower or increase the height of that, hold that in place. And that will allow the foot ring to be adjusted for each individual assistant.