Side delivery is most desirable since it offers the advantages of front instrument delivery without having any apparatus on top of the patient. Often times, the system is mounted inside a cabinet, which can help to conceal the system and partially remove instruments from the patient’s view upon entering the treatment room.
Whether selecting an arm mounted or cart system, it is ideal to have the foot control tubing run through a pipe under the floor and exiting out behind the patient chair to avoid having to pull it out each time to use it.
Recommended Room Size: 10’ – 12’ wide by 10’ – 12’ deep.
- Provides excellent direct or indirect vision for the operator
- Flexible work zone (9 – 12 o’clock positions)
- Handpieces out of direct view of patient
- Easy access for patient entry/egress to chair
- No junction boxes or umbilicals around base of chair
- System can be hidden in cabinetry for clean look upon entering treatment room
- Split delivery requires wider treatment room
- Assistant may not be able to reach instruments
- Restricted to either right or left handed operator (Quick connect options can be used to alleviate this restriction).