A-dec introduces first digitally connected dental chair and delivery system

US dental equipment manufacturer A-dec announced the launch of its first digitally connected delivery systems, the A-dec 500 Pro and A-dec 300 Pro platforms.

Its president, Marv Nelson, said, “Connected dental equipment is the future of dentistry. With the introduction of these new delivery systems, they are designed to be reliable and intuitive.”

At the heart of the company’s new technology platform is A-dec+, an updatable software platform that supports the doctor and the dental practice, as well as their A-dec equipment, with a new level of connection.

Its vice-president of digital and technology, Ryan Williams, added, “Doctors are familiar with smart, connected products. Our goal is to bring an improved user experience into their operatories — and to elevate their practices now and into the future.”

A-dec+ provides the digital foundation to integrate and add products, applications, and features. With use of the A-dec+ mobile or web application, doctors will gain a centralised platform to view their ecosystem of connected equipment.

Whether viewing a connected operatory, clinic, or multiple locations, A-dec+ connects the doctor to their practice

The A-dec 500 Pro delivery comes with A-dec+; adding the A-dec+ Gateway enables A-dec+ on the 300 Pro delivery. Both deliveries also feature new user interfaces to support the A-dec+ platform: the Dynamic Screen 7 touchscreen and the Control Pad 5i. All new 311, 411, and 511 chairs, in addition to the A-dec 500 assistant’s line, will be fully A-dec+ compatible, accepting software updates.

Nelson and Williams both said that these solutions are the first of several A-dec+ supported products the company plans to release.