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An exciting new partnership for A-dec

An exciting new partnership for A-dec

 

Masters of ergonomics, A-dec, have recently started working with Curran Dental. A-dec are well known for their high-quality dental chairs which offer the utmost comfort for both patient and practitioner. Curran Dental offer technical support and project management to dental practices, and pride themselves on providing a high-quality service.

Pleased to be bringing a new partner on board, A-dec’s Nick Olive says: “I am very excited to be working with Curran Dental, whose reputation for exceptional service fits really well with the A-dec ethos.”

Sue Curran, director of Curran Dental is also very happy about the development, she says: “We chose to work with A-dec because we know they are a company with integrity, that puts patient and practitioner comfort first. We are excited to be working with a quality conscious company such as A-dec and are honoured to bring their products to our customers – we can’t wait to see what the future brings.”

 

 

For more information about A-dec Dental UK Ltd, visit

www.a-dec.co.uk or call on 0800 2332 85

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NOV
11

Equipping UK dentistry - Christopher Cox A-dec

Equipping UK dentistry  - Christopher Cox A-dec

With over one thousand students enrolling in the UK’s dental schools last year, it is vitally important that each and every one of them receives quality training from the very moment they begin their education. After all, it is they who will be responsible for the future of dentistry – a future which, it must be said, is looking ever more challenging.

With an ageing population, the needs of patients are changing, placing new pressures on dental professionals that must be addressed from the very beginning of their careers. This can then be juxtaposed against the shifting needs of dental professionals themselves, prompted, in part, by an increasing understanding of the ergonomic requirements of dentistry.

Having access to the latest technology and equipment is particularly important, after all this reflects the direction in which dentistry is going. For young dental students, it sets an early precedent which may be continued throughout the rest of their career – and this is why so many of the UK’s dental schools are choosing A-dec equipment.

Designed to meet the challenges of modern dentistry, A-dec dental units are renowned for both their reliability and functionality. With years of testing and retesting invested into their creation, each product is devised to provide practitioners with precisely what they need to practice excellent dentistry. Whether it’s ease of maintenance, cost efficiency, the capability of integrating necessary ancillaries or providing an ergonomic workplace solution, A-dec chairs are developed with a keen understanding of what practitioners need and want from their dental equipment. 

With high quality equipment available to train on, dental students are more likely to learn to practise in a way that greatly benefits both themselves and their patients. With A-dec stools and dental chairs, for example, students will be able to acquire the correct working posture early on, meaning that the risk of developing musculoskeletal disorders later in their careers will be mitigated.

Fully committed to ensuring that the next generation of UK dentists have the very best start in their careers, A-dec works closely with the country’s best training facilities, providing quality equipment on which students can perfect their skills. A-dec UK has worked closely with the majority of UK dental schools and has installed literally thousands of dental units and training simulators across the country.

Aiming to provide support to the dental community at all stages, A-dec is also proud to work alongside some of the biggest and most celebrated dental hospitals in the country. The team has, in the last several years, installed over a thousand dental chairs (the majority being the premier A-dec 500 model) into many dental hospitals across the UK and Ireland, including Birmingham Dental Hospital, the Royal London Dental Hospital, Bristol Dental Hospital, the Peninsula Dental Hospital and the Charles Clifford Dental Hospital.

The quality of the services provided in these facilities necessitates the use of nothing but the most reliable and multi-functional equipment available – which makes A-dec the perfect choice. The A-dec 500 is one of the most cutting-edge dental chairs on the UK market, boasting a design that meets the challenges of modern dentistry – in all scenarios. With optimum ergonomics, excellent mobility and access, reliable internal mechanisms and the clinical adaptability, the A-dec 500 is changing the way in which the UK’s dental hospitals have been treating patients.

In addition to the provision of exceptional equipment, A-dec also offers each of its institutional partners unparalleled support. With a keen understanding of how important each and every piece of equipment in any of these facilities is, the A-dec support team is available to support and advise with any query.

Led by Christopher Cox, A-dec’s Sales and Marketing Manager, the team provides unwavering assistance from the very beginning of an installation project, including design and fitting, to continuing maintenance and engineer support. Christopher says: “I’m very proud of the work undertaken by A-dec in the UK’s dental hospitals and schools and look forward to continuing to support their success.”

With so many fantastic institutions now recognising the benefits of A-dec equipment, it must be remembered that A-dec offers the same exceptional products and support to independent dental practices. Simply contact the team to find out precisely how they could help you.

 

For more information about A-dec Dental UK Ltd, visit

www.a-dec.co.uk or call on 0800 2332 85

 

 

 

 

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A night to remember

A night to remember

 

 

The team at A-dec UK were delighted by the turnout to their recent open evening, at the new A-dec Showroom in Nuneaton – and would like to thank everyone who attended and helped make the evening such a success.

 

From dealer and supplier partners to clinicians, approximately 50 guests were in attendance, all of whom were eager to view the celebrated range of A-dec equipment solutions, as well as take advantage of some exclusive ‘on the night’ offers. 

 

Dean Hallows, General Manager of A-dec UK, welcomed and thanked all for coming, and had the pleasure of introducing A-dec’s Vice President of Manufacturing, Mr Wes Snyder, and the Director of Logistics, Mr Devin Layman, who had come over from the A-dec head office in Oregon, USA for the event. They commented on how great the showroom looked and also on how wonderful it was to be able to share the evening with so many valued industry partners and customers.

 

The evening of canapés and champagne was so enjoyed by all that it ran on well past the advertised closing time.

 

If you are interested in any of the innovative dental solutions that A-dec has to offer, be sure to contact the friendly team today.

 

For more information about A-dec Dental UK Ltd, visit

www.a-dec.co.uk or call on 024 7635 0901

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JAN
14

Perform with A-dec

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The new A-dec Performer provides you with exceptional choice, maximum comfort and legendary reliability for less.

 

This dental chair offers you a multitude of innovative clinical options from easy-to-use delivery systems to programmable touchpads and a smooth but powerful cantilever system, as well as your choice of halogen or LED light. 

 

With a left or right-handed delivery system, the ambidextrous A-dec Performer delivers the same unparalleled level of flexibility and functionality that all A-dec units are known for. 

 

With seamless, easy-to-clean upholstery available in a variety of vibrant colours, the A-dec Performer is the perfect addition to any modern dental practice.

 

To find out how you could take advantage of so many functional benefits on a smaller budget, contact the friendly team at A-dec today. 

 

For more information about A-dec Dental UK Ltd, visit:

www.a-dec.co.uk

  

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Treating obese patients- Dean Hallows A-dec

Treating obese patients- Dean Hallows A-dec

Statistics suggest that by 2050 60 per cent of men and 50 per cent of women in the UK will be obese – currently, the figures stand at around 15.5 million adults.[1]

 

The health issues that can be demonstrably linked with obesity are well documented: conditions such as type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, cancer, strokes, liver disease, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD), joint pain and depression are more likely to affect people with a high Body Mass Index (BMI).[2]

 

What is significantly less documented is the difficulties healthcare providers can have treating obese patients. This is particularly important for dental practitioners, since obesity is also linked to an increased risk of periodontal disease and poor oral hygiene.

 

One of the most prevalent issues currently is the capability of dental chairs to support patients over a certain weight. There have been reports of dentists turning away patients on account of the inability of their dental unit to safely and efficiently carry a heavier load.[3]

 

Indeed, research undertaken on modern dental chairs has recently shown that most units are only capable of bearing loads of up to 23st (146kg). Typically, those who fall within the obese BMI bracket weigh from 22st upwards (143kg) rendering the majority of dental chairs unsuitable.[4]

  

This, of course, presents significant problems to both patients and practitioners. If dentists cannot serve all of their patients, they will lose business to those who are better equipped – and if they choose to turn patients away on the grounds of weight, they may find themselves facing legal action through the Disability Discrimination Act (2005). For patients, it restricts the provision of oral healthcare.[5]     

 

To this end, it is worth considering a dental chair from A-dec. With units that can carry heavier loads than competitive products (up to 29st (181kg)), a long-standing focus on comfort, ergonomics and reliability, A-dec is the obvious choice for any dental professional passionate about providing the best care for everyone.

 

Regardless of size, age or any other differentiating factor, every patient who walks through your door deserves to be treated fairly, equally and excellently. Do not let your equipment be an excuse to discriminate against anyone – invest in high-quality products that will allow you give each individual patient the best treatment possible.

 

 

For more information about A-dec Dental UK Ltd, visit:

www.a-dec.co.uk

 

 



[1] Public Health England: About Obesity; link: http://www.noo.org.uk/NOO_about_obesity [accessed on 18/08/15]

[2] NHS Choices: Obesity; link: http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Obesity/Pages/Introduction.aspx [accessed on 18/08/15]

[3] BDJ: Obesity and dentistry: a growing problem – D. Reilly, C. Boyle, D. Craig; published online, 2009; link: http://www.nature.com/bdj/journal/v207/n4/full/sj.bdj.2009.717.html [accessed on 18/08/15]

[4] Ibid.

[5] Ibid.

 

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