Medicine has changed dramatically since ancient times. Modern technology affords us massive improvements in usability, consistency, and cleanliness. Your dentist office is a prime example of that advancement. But do you have all the tools you need to equip your staff and ensure your patients have a stress-free and beneficial experience? Building out your equipment and office will help you, your staff, and your patients succeed.
A dentist’s set of mirrors, probes, scalers, burnishers, etc. are a comfortable mix of standard and customizable to the dentist’s preference. The basic set is standardized and should be made out of medical grade stainless steel. You should make sure that you have the tools you need before you need them, and you should replace your utensils well before wear begins to impede their effectiveness.
The modern dentist has an equally modern administrative staff. Scheduling should be generally streamlined and simplified, some dentists are incorporating online scheduling for routine check-ups. Billing should be relatively automized as well, digital billing is an option in many technologically tuned offices. The standard equipment of printers, computers, tablets, and planners definitely still has its place in a dental office.
Many dentists fall into one of three pitfalls: No entertainment, entertainment primarily for kids, entertainment primarily for adults. If you specialize in children’s or adult’s dentistry then the latter might be viable. Even still, a good deal of waiting-room entertainment is rudimentary. Consider incorporating more engaging entertainment options than the standard set of magazines and rotation of sports, news, or cartoons on the televisions.
Modern dentistry is focused on teeth, of course, but dentists have an opportunity to be more than just a ‘tooth doctor’, but to make the lives of their patients that much better for visiting their office.