Pediatric Dentistry Must-Haves

Make sure you have the right equipment for working with young dental patients. Check out this guide to pediatric dentistry must-haves at DuraPro Health.

Pediatric dental patients are some of the most rewarding to work with, but in order to provide the best possible care to kids, you need the right equipment and supplies. Because pediatric patients have different dental health concerns than adults, there are different types of treatments needed to address the needs of younger age groups. Additionally, smaller equipment may be required to accommodate their size and provide a more comfortable and welcoming atmosphere. And of course, you need to be prepared with the right tools on hand in case of an emergency. Check out this guide to learn more about the must-have equipment and supplies for pediatric dentistry.

Pediatric Dental BenchesDental pediatric benches make it easy to accommodate younger patients in your exam rooms. 

Putting your patients at ease starts with where they sit during their exams and procedures. For pediatric patients, a platform bench is typically the recommended way to keep kids comfortable during their visit to the dentist. While most dental chairs are designed to suit adult-sized bodies, pediatric benches make it easy to accommodate younger patients in your exam rooms. The versatile design is suited to kids of a wide variety of ages and sizes. The design also helps you and your staff treat patients more effectively by putting them in a convenient position for cleanings, fillings and more.

Pediatric Dental X-Ray Equipment 

There are a few specific things you’ll need to perform kids’ X-rays at your dental practice. Safety is a top concern when it comes to using dental X-ray equipment on pediatric patients, so having proper protections in place will put both the child and the parents at ease. Use suitable shielding and adjust the machine settings to minimize exposure and keep your pediatric patients safe throughout the X-ray process. Additionally, you’ll need X-ray equipment that is designed specifically for children. Child-size bitewings can decrease discomfort and help to capture better images. Digital dental X-ray sensors are also available in smaller sizes for practices using digital X-ray equipment.

CPR Kits 

Emergencies can happen even in the safest dental practice or operatory. When you’re working with patients, you need to be ready for any potential health risk while they’re in your care. That might require specific equipment made to help children in a medical emergency. For example, any CPR equipment and accessories must be compatible for use on younger patients. If you have an automated external defibrillator (AED), make sure that it has pediatric capability. Your staff should be trained in proper CPR techniques for different age groups. It’s also wise to have emergency oxygen available with masks to fit pediatric patients. Evaluate all of your emergency protocols to make sure they will provide the best level of care for any age group that you work with at your dental practice.

If you need help finding the right pediatric dental equipment and supplies, reach out to DuraPro Health today. Our selection of new and refurbished dental equipment covers a wide range of patient needs, and our low prices help you find the best deals on must-haves for your dental practice.

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