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Dentists spend a lot of time sitting down on the dental chair. Now, Research has indicated that one of the important aspects to consider when you are choosing seating is the angle the chair will place between thighs and the upper body.

Most office chairs place the thighs at a 90 degree angle to the upper body, which can put stress on the lumbar system. Research indicates that increasing the angle to 135 degrees is better as it reduces pressure on the spine.

Best sitting position

Increasing the angle between thighs and the upper body means the spine takes on its natural 's' shaped position.

Sitting with a thigh-body angle of 90 degrees means that discs are pressed and can 'bulge' out.

Sitting in a way that is not anatomically correct places more stress on ligaments as well as on the spine, which can have negative consequences in future.

Pain and chronic illness can be a result of incorrect sitting habits that weaken discs in the back.

With up to 80 per cent of Australians developing back pain at some point in their lives, ensuring your practice is fitted with dental chairs that promote back strength should be a priority.

As many as 10 per cent of those with back pain go on to develop significant disabilities, according to an research by Andrew M. Briggs and Rachelle Buchbinder in the Australian Medical Journal.

Back pain can have a huge impact on quality of life and contributes a large cost to the community.

However, the high angle required between thigh and upper body can make sitting down on traditional office chairs difficult.

One way to ensure staff are sitting correctly, is to invest in a range of saddle chairs.

The Salli range of saddle chairs let the lumbar vertebrae sit correctly which reduces stress on the discs.

With these chairs, back muscles also strengthen because the body is positioned correctly - and lower back pain may be reduced significantly for people who use these chairs.

Those who use these chairs may find reaching for items becomes easier and more comfortable, which is naturally important for dentists who often need to move around to access different types of dental equipment required.


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Excellent service

David was very helpful throughout the whole process

Great investment

The idea of being able to adjust the width of this saddle chair intrigued me and after some research I decided to try it. I found the chair was initially a little hard and my bottom would get sore, but after a few days of use I no longer noticed it. I have tried out a few different width settings now and I've found one suitable for me, being female and short. I feel it was a valuable purchase!

Thanks for the great review Julia. Sounds like after a short adjustment period (very normal) you are well on your way to happy healthy sitting! It keeps getting better too - enjoy!
Great Product

Very easy to install and now my Salli Saddle looks as good as new.

Thanks Ritesh, that's great to hear.
Excellent Chair

I purchased my Salli Swingfit 4 years after graduating dentistry as I was having some upper and lower back issues and could feel that my posture was poor at work. My only regret is not having purchased the chair sooner to prevent these issues from arising in the first place! It is a very comfortable chair and of high quality. Since purchasing the chair I have also fallen pregnant and I think working pregnant would have been even more uncomfortable if I did not have this chair and I have been able to work up until almost full term without any issues. I highly recommend the Salli products and I have also been impressed with the customer service and with how quickly my chair arrived. Thanks Salli Team and David!

Awww thanks for the review and kind words! We have heard from several pregnant ladies that it has really helped them due to the sitting position. Glad you found us - better late than never!
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Salli saved my career

I have a bad back fracture line l4 l5 cervical spondylitis . I had a lot of trouble as you would assume and looked at my options. Used the bambach chair ,a very well built chair but extremely heavy and cumbersome. I got a salli the very basic version in 2012 and have said goodbye to lower back troubles. This new on I just got has the new wheels i a treat to use. i will be ordering the new wheels for the older chair as well . Highly recommend to anyone working dentist technicians .

Fantastic to hear Gaurav! Thanks for the amazing review. When we tell people Salli can change your life it is stories like yours that confirm it - and makes us feel fantastic about what we do.