Office Planning Tips
Review the following steps to start ordering a custom built delivery system that is designed with your delivery styles and techniques in mind.
STEP 1: Method of Delivery
The first step in ordering a delivery system is determining your best method of delivery. Selecting the right delivery style can have profound effects on ergonomics, patient apprehension, efficiency and practice productivity in providing treatment procedures.
Planning for a new office is an ideal time to carefully review and select the delivery style that will optimize your practice for you!
The chart shown uses the standardized clock positioning method in reference to the patient’s oral cavity in providing location reference points. The top of the patient’s head is deemed 12 o’clock.
The common delivery concepts in use today are grouped according to the location of the unit relative to the patient in the dental chair: side , rear , and over-the-patient or transthorax .
Right and left-handed capability can be accomplished with any of the delivery styles. Side delivery carts can be equipped with quick disconnects that allow the cart to be easily rolled to either side of the room. Chair mounted units can be placed on chair models that feature an ambidextrous mounting hub under the toe of the chair to allow the system to swivel to the right or left side. Rear cabinet swivel mounts can be equipped with assistants instruments on both sides of the cabinet thereby allowing the unit to swivel towards the dentist and have the assistant sit on the opposite side.
Assistant’s Instruments Considerations
Assistant’s instruments should be located in the rear of the room so that they are facing the assistant and easy to access. True efficiencies in modern dental offices necessitate the assistant to be an integral part of the team, and dictate that ergonomics and accessibility to instrumentation be provided. Instrumentation can be placed on mobile carts or onto cabinetry. Although assistant’s instruments can be post-mounted off of the chair, this is not recommended due to the poor ergonomics and inefficient access for the assistant, and should only be considered if the room dimensions do not allow rear delivery.
STEP 2: Selecting Product Type
Once you have determined your preferred delivery method, use the following table to choose the delivery system type that will work best for you. Things to take into consideration include:
- Are you right or left handed?
- Do you have central air and vacuum, or would you prefer self contained?
- Do you use a microscope?
- Do you require assistant’s instruments, and if so, where do you want them located?
- Do you need to accommodate more than one doctor?
STEP 3: Configuring Your System
Once you have decided on a delivery system style, you can now select the brands and models of instruments you would like integrated along with system options. Please review our accessory items for system options and all of the types of instruments that can be integrated into the system. Once you’ve decided on the placement of handpieces, irrigators and instruments that will be the most efficient for you, contact an ASI Account Manager to assist you with completion of a configuration worksheet. Once you receive a completed configuration worksheet from your Account Manager, you will be requested to sign off on the configuration and any questionnaires that may be associated with your delivery system selection.
Completing Your Order
Once you have configured your system and know whether you are purchasing or installing existing instruments, your Sales Account Manager will prepare an itemized quotation for you to review and make any changes necessary. Once the quotation, configuration worksheets and questionnaire meet your approval, you will be asked to sign off on an order acknowledgment to get your order started.