Step 8: Plan for Cable and Utility Management
In addition, keep wiring and utilities safely and attractively hidden from view. ASI’s unique in wall Junction Box allows not only compressed air, suction and electrical supply to be neatly organized along with computer connections such as video, USB, network and other IT connections.
A final touch is to consider running the foot control under the floor. The foot control tubing of an ASI system can be run underneath the floor through a conduit from the junction box to the patient dental chair. This enables easy access to the foot control without tubing running across the floor.
You can convey the ultimate perception to your patient that the treatment they are receiving is a highly specialized procedure from someone with true expertise. Consider the value and confidence the patient will perceive while in your fully-integrated, seamless treatment room rather than looking at scattered instrument control boxes, multiple foot pedals, and various cords draped across expensive, space-eating storage cabinets and countertops.
The versatility of ASI’s custom integrated dental cart system creates several key advantages for the specialist. The infinite positioning of the dental cart allows the clinician to maneuver their system within close reach during the procedure. It can then be repositioned out of patient view after the procedure is complete. A monitor mount creates an intimate environment for both patient education and clinical use. The attractive stone work top provides ample space for a keyboard and mouse.
“The ASI Endodontic carts are a great convenience. This space saving design allows me to be organized and efficient with only one foot control and without all of the cords draped over my counters.” – Dr. Kelly Jones
Side delivery has become the popular method. In dynamic office designs there is a strong focus on functionality and ergonomics. An ASI dental cart positioned at the doctor’s dominant side requires the least amount of tasking movements during a procedure and works efficiently with microscope dentistry.
Foot Control Placement
An aspect of a new operatory design often overlooked during architectural planning is the placement of the foot control. The foot control tubing of an ASI system can be run underneath the floor through a conduit from the junction box to the patient dental chair. The end result creates easy access to the foot control without tubing running across the floor.