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Planmeca’s New Dental Chair offers unique features and controls for dentists

February 5th, 2010 · No Comments

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Roselle, Ill.—November 16, 2009–Planmeca’s new dental chair and ambidextrous left/right dental unit offers dentists unprecedented control of instruments while providing a custom fit with exceptional comfort for patients in the new PM 272 dental chair.

“Our new PM 270 Dental Unit and Chair has a unique feature that allows dentists to operate several dynamic instruments, the dental chair trim functions and programming, all from a single dual function  foot control. The PM 270’s dual mode foot control allows dentists to control chair position, turn the water on and off and activate several instruments with the touch of the foot.  Additionally, all chair movement locks in place while instruments are actively in use”, states Bill Kochelek, equipment sales manager for Planmeca.

Dentists will also enjoy the many unique features the custom-molded upholstery provides.  The chair upholstery is constructed of heat sensitive foam which molds to the patient’s body, creating a quick and comfortable experience that enhances the patient’s comfort.

Kochelek said “Planmeca designed the chair with an adjustable arm rest that can be retracted down to the seat upholstery to accommodate virtually any patient, including those with disabilities. Planmeca is committed to providing equipment for dentists who treat those with disabilities too so we made the PM 272 Chair with a retractable armrest system that allows for easy entry and exit of patients who require a wheelchair.”

Other PM 270 features include:

  • Integrated doctor’s control TFT video monitor to view digital images and active video from a computer. Displays live intra-oral camera feedback.
  • A 270-Degree Design for true right hand and left hand instrument position for both dentist and assistant
  • Integrated fiber optic light control for up to four hand pieces
  • Fully assembled and ready to install
  • Microprocessor controlled unit

For more information, contact your authorized Planmeca dealer or call 1 630-523-2300.  Or visit for more information.

About Planmeca USA

Planmeca USA is the North American Subsidiary of Planmeca OY, Helsinki, Finland. Planmeca OY is one of the largest privately held companies in the dental equipment industry. Headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, Planmeca designs, manufactures, and markets high-tech dental equipment suitable for private clinics and teaching environments. Planmeca’s product lines include dental care units, Triangle Dental Cabinets, dental X-rays, digital imaging and software applications.

The company has been a forerunner in digital imaging and advanced, computer integrated dental care concepts for more than 38 years. Planmeca’s strong commitment to R&D and innovative solutions is evidenced by creating complete dental solutions with integrated high tech devices and software options. Planmeca products are designed and manufactured in Helsinki, Finland, and distributed worldwide via a comprehensive network of dealers operating around the world. More than 98% of Planmeca production is exported to over 100 countries.

The company is well established on high-tech dental markets worldwide. Planmeca has considerable market shares e.g. in the U.S., Japan, and several European countries.

Planmeca, established in 1971, is the parent company of Planmeca Group, a group of companies in the field of health care, with approximately 2,300 employees.

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