When your youngster has to get a panoramic x-ray at their children’s dentist office, it can be difficult for the dentist to get the child’s mouth at the right height for the x-ray machine without a safe step stool for the child to stand on. Most of the panoramic x-ray machines are designed for adults (think tall). The task of elevating a young child to the correct height while having the kid remain calm & still during a panoramic x-ray of their mouth is no easy task. So what should a pediatric dentist look for in a children’s step stool?
In order for the children’s dentist to buy the best step stool for the job in their office, here’s what they need to look for:
1)Look for a large standing surface area so the child can feel comfortable for extended periods of time standing in one position. The large area allows the child to move their feet if they get fidgety.
2) Make sure the base of the children’s step stool is significantly larger than the top of the step stool. This one little detail adds a lot of stability to the child’s step stool.
3) Look for a load rating on any step stool you plan to use in a business. A 500 pound rating for any step stool seems to be what the military and large corporations require and so should you.
4) Legs are bad. If your step stool has legs, they will eventually either bend, break or the rubber pads on the end will wear out, not good because the step stool will wobble or slide.
David C. DuPont has been finding solutions to step stool problems for more than 11 years. He has helped people solve their problems by helping them find kitchen step stools, wooden step stools, kids step stools, plastic step stools and step stools for senior citizens. To see his safe step stool or to contact him to find or design a stepstool for you, go to www.Shure-Step.com