The Dental Chair is a specially designed medical device intended to support a patient’s whole body, like a recliner, but articulated, so that the dentist can recline patients to virtually any position.

The dental chair is the focal point of treatment and the patient’s comfort, which is why its function and form are of equal importance.” The modern dental chair is a state-of-the-art dental tool, and cutting-edge medical furniture, combined in a single dental unit.

A dental unit is the necessary work tool of every dental professional. This dental unit consists of specific parts that include the dental chair, stool, lighting, hydric box, aspiration, cuspidor and other elements that we will explain below.
According to the line, the range and brand of the dental chair, those items will be different and will have specific functionalities. In this article we show you the parts of a dental chair, its advantages and characteristics according to the model:


The spittoon is the container that is placed next to the dental chair so you can rinse and salivate during the process. In this case, the cuspidor cup is made with porcelain, it is removable and autoclavable. To this we add that the tap is removable so that it can be cleaned in a much simpler way.

Aspirator system

The aspirator is a small tube used to suction the saliva that accumulates in the mouth or small particles of the cavity. Both the aspiration system and the cuspidor are placed to the left of the chair in the case of right-handed, and vice versa if left-handed. If you are interested in ambidextrous and left handed dental equipment you can find the options that we have available in this article:


The pedal in a dental unit serves to activate the rotation of the different instruments, for example regulating the chair or activating the water of the water group. In the SD 150 model the pedal is progressive and has control of the micromotor through a potentiometer.

In addition, there are also other wireless pedals with Wi-Fi connection, as in the ANCAR series 5. The great advantage is that it is much easier to move, more practical, cleaner and safer, in addition to having a long life of autonomy. The recharges are made every 4 or 5 months and you can work with cable while recharging.

Instrument tray or table

The instrument tray is one of the most necessary and useful tools for every professional. The instrument tray holds all needed instruments for the dentist to work with. The way of working of each professional is different. There are professionals who prefer the continental system or whip, others who prefer hanging hoses or cart.

Intraoral lighting lamp

And finally, we finish the tour of the parts of a dental unit with lighting. The intraoral lighting lamp is another of the basic elements that all dental equipment must have. It is a high intensity lamp that concentrates the entire beam of light inside the patient’s oral cavity to be able to work without any type of problem. Look for yours among the most popular lamps sold among dentists.



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