One of the more important, and expensive, upgrades you can add to your practice is a new dental chair. With over twenty-five manufacturers to choose from, choosing the right dental chair is more than just picking out the “Toyota” or “Mercedes”. Consider primarily patient comfort, including upholstery type and headrest options. The chair should be relaxing for any appointment, and you should try to sit in one before you make any purchase. Next, consider whether it is comfortable for you, the operator. Watch for chairs that have programmable positions, adequate leg clearance in the back section, the location of the controls, and location of the handpieces. If your office has digital equipment, consider a chair which has camera hookups or can mount an LCD monitor. Be aware of warranty information and how technical support will work. Any new chair may have some bugs to work out in the first few months of operation. Discover the details behind a few of the choices below.