Side Delivery


  • Smaller operatory size

  • Patients less threatened by hand-pieces in their visual/personal space than with over the patient delivery method

  • Cost effective to equip

  • Space available for audio Visual and digital dentistry equipment

  • 12 and 6 O’clock Monitors

  • Wire, wireless mouse and patient head phones


  • Disinfection of treatment space is labor intensive

  • Dentist and assistant must work with > 180 degree range of motion

  • Assistant trapped in room during procedure

  • Right / Left convertibility poor

  • Dentist and assistant cannot reach all supplies

  • Audio, Visual and Digital dentistry equipment cannot be easily deployed

  • Room must be heavily stocked for efficiency


The dentist retrieves the hand-pieces and the assistants cannot reach them, productivity is often compromised. There is an emerging concern with side delivery.