However, if you plan to implement new technology into your practice, here are some of our expert tips in getting started. We hope you find these tips helpful too.
Research – Have A Technology Plan
One of the most important things you should do before you buy new dental technology equipment is to do your research. We suggest that you reach out to different providers and ask the hard questions. Along with asking for quotes and demos to see what dental technology provider is the best fit for your practice needs. Furthermore, before implementing new technology making sure it alines with your practice goals and objectives is key. Ask yourself and your team to look into the pros and cons. If you feel the new piece of technology will help you do dentistry better and provide more efficiency, then it is good to begin making a technology plan for implementation.
Good Training – Leads to Technology Success
Above all, training is essential for how to implement dental technology successfully in your practice. We see a significant difference in the lifespan of different technology products. Depending on the level of training an office has received and how not to use it. The learning curve can be quick if you keep your team efficient. Good training can help avoid downtime and help you reach your office goals. As the saying goes, practice makes perfect. Using your new technology often and adequately will help guarantee its benefits to your practice and patients.
Proper training can make or break the high impact of getting the total value out of your new technology purchase and seeing a quicker return on investment back into the practice. For example, if you implement a new intraoral camera, your staff should all understand how to use the new device and the protocol of how it should be used during each patient’s office visit. It is best to ensure your team feels comfortable enough to use it and that the equipment is being used effectively. Furthermore, it would be an excellent option to consider monthly training re-freshers on your equipment with your team. Another option is to have equipment manufacturers come out yearly to check that your team is confident with proper radiation settings, patient positioning, and software upgrades. Having these guidelines set in place will ensure your team’s confidence in using the dental technology successfully.
Additionally, we here at Sodium Dental provide staff training to answer any questions your team may have about the new technology and alleviate some of their stresses. As well as helping you and your team create a consistent patient flow. Thought-out your practice to overcome the pain points in helping train your staff to use technology to increase efficiency and productivity.
Sodium Dental provides the full plan for your practice
The process of implementing new technology into your practice as a dentist can feel overwhelming when you are unsure where to start. Why worry about how to get started implementing dental technology when you do not have to? We can provide the plan and the technology so you can focus on providing high-quality care to your patients while we plan, install, and train your staff on how to use your new technology efficiently.
Our set process for how technology should be used in a practice will maximize efficiency, productivity, and patient acceptance.
Contact us to learn about how we can help you implement new dental technology successfully into your practice!