As a dentist, it can be challenging to understand what technology and software work together. It quickly can become a daunting task as you begin researching and finding out the cost of equipment and are not sure what systems work together. Dentists do not currently have a reliable source to install, train, and integrate technology easily into their practice without severely disrupting the daily operations of the practice.  Sodium Dental’s main focus is to combine all these attributes into one company so that you only have to go to one source to get all your dental technology needs fulfilled. 
When you use a company like Sodium Dental, we are your turnkey solution partner for all things dental technology. You won’t have to worry about what technology works together. Our experts can provide the plan and the technology so you can focus on delivering high-quality care to your patients. Sodium Dental can install, configure, and support many different brands of practice management software, image management software, sensors, panoramic units, and much more. In addition to providing our customers with the latest technology we are your one-stop shop for dental technology installations and consulting. We provide these services to our customers to focus on providing the best care for their patients – while we provide the full technology plans for your practice. 
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.

Learning Curve

Simply put, dental technology is not as easy to use as we may desire it to be. Dental technology is changing year after year and learning how to implement technologies that are continuously changing, may be hard to keep up with, especially as a dental professional. For example, there is always a learning curve in using a new CAD/CAM. Digital x-ray sensors, intraoral cameras, and learning imaging software will come with challenges. Sodium Dental’s sole purpose as a dental technology integrator is not only to sell and install computer networks, computer systems, digital diagnostic imaging equipment, practice management, and imaging software, but to provide support over the life of the equipment. Being prepared for the change that is always occurring will make all the difference in successfully implementing new technology in your office. Overall, it is important to set training time aside to learn how to use your new technology. The results will lead to success in your dental practice as well as better knowledge of your everyday dental technology.

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!