New Wheelchair Tilting Device for Dental Patients - Butler VA Health Care System
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Butler VA Health Care System


New Wheelchair Tilting Device for Dental Patients

May 11, 2011

New Wheelchair Tilting Device for Dental Patients

Butler, PA –VA Butler Healthcare recently purchased a new wheelchair device for its dental clinic, the Versatilt. This new wheelchair tilting device eliminates the challenge of chair transfer that dental providers often face when caring for wheelchair-bound Veterans. It also provides improved treatment for Veterans by putting them in a more relaxed position and allowing the dental providers optimum visualization of the oral cavity for assessment, x-rays and treatment. 

“The Versatilt gives the VA Butler Dental Clinic staff the opportunity to treat the wheelchair bound Veteran in a manner they had difficulty doing before,” said Donna Mitchell, VA Butler’s Dental Supervisor. The Versatilt improves the overall dental care, treatment and experience for the Veteran and provides a safer working environment for the dental staff.”

The Versatilt is a wheelchair tilting device that allows Veterans to remain in their own wheelchair; it eliminates chair to chair transfer in VA Butler’s dental clinic. This safe patient handling device can tilt a wheelchair and its occupant back, stopping at any degree of tilt, up to 65 degrees. The dental provider can move the required dental equipment into place for a safe, comfortable and less stressful procedure. It also securely supports a load of up to 750 pounds. At the end of the dental appointment, the Veteran can easily be returned to the upright position and is able to roll his/her wheelchair away for an easy departure. The entire procedure is handled safely with no lifting, or discomfort to the Veteran.

VA Butler is committed to keeping a safe and healthy environment for its Veteran. With the Versatilt, VA Butler’s dental staff offers Veterans a commitment of comfort, safety and high quality care.