Comfortable Dentist Chair Minimizes Patient’s Fears (Mar, 1932)

Comfortable Dentist Chair Minimizes Patient’s Fears

NO MATTER how comfortable patients are made to feel, they will always approach a dentist’s office with some trepidation. There is good reason for this, for once in a dentist’s chair, you have to take what comes and you can’t fight back.

Taking account of the patient’s deep-seated fear, dentists are now doing as much as possible to relieve the situation. Their latest efforts have resulted in the creation of a chair which has about every possible comfort for the victims.

This new chair, shown in the accompanying photo, has the last word in upholstery. The leather pillow on which the head rests, permits the patient to sit completely at ease, while, if it happens to be summer time, he is cooled by a breeze from an electric fan with which the machine is equipped.

In the accompanying photo, a demonstration is being given before a group of dentists for their approval.

  1. Mike says: January 2, 20129:15 am

    Of course the multiple men standing around the chair probably would freak out the patient out more.

  2. Hirudinea says: January 2, 20123:14 pm

    “you have to take what comes and you can’t fight back.” What kind of dentists are these people going to!?

  3. Darren says: January 2, 20125:31 pm

    ‘Every possible comfort for the victims’ – or another word for ‘victims’ is ‘customers’.

  4. Sean says: January 2, 20126:28 pm

    I’ve gotta say, my dentist has one of those cast iron wonders and it’s far more comfortable than the modern chair in the other room. Still, that ad does look like Saw XXIII.

  5. whoozle whaazle says: January 3, 20129:42 am

    I don’t think you should have the phrase “Comfortable Dentist Chair Minimizes Patient’s Fears” and then have “you have to take what comes and you can’t fight back.”, and the word “victim” together in the same article.

  6. Jari says: January 3, 201210:38 am

    After reading the text, this looks like a twisted version of the Monty Python’s Spanish Inquisition.

  7. Toronto says: January 3, 20121:01 pm

    Well, I didn’t expect that.

  8. Kosher Ham says: January 3, 20124:26 pm

    That chair looks like a derivative of a barber’s chair. Didn’t barbers used to also pull teeth earlier?

    I think it was the use of Novocaine that helped reduce patient fears along with IV sedation and oral sedatives.

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