Due to the sedentary nature of dentistry, with hours spent sitting in the dental stool, manufacturers are continually re-designing equipment in an effort to make dentistry easier. Often, concentration is on the patient but emphasis needs to be placed on the dental health team, since they are spending hours at chairside.

Starting with the dental equipment and ending with the efficient design of the operatory, it is important to choose equipment to help balance efficiency with comfort. An active lifestyle outside the office, such as integrating yoga or alternative therapies into a daily routine, and proper nutrition will help minimize the degree of pain. This will result in a higher quality of life in and out of the dental practice.