When deciding whether to invest in new technology, practices often get stuck on the question of cost/ROI and miss the bigger picture. Considering the intraoral scanner, making the move to digital impressions benefits your practice and patients well beyond the bottom line. Here are three valuable benefits to investing in an intraoral scanner.
Accuracy Saves Time
What can a digital impression increase? Accuracy and precision. This is what practice owner Jeffery Kahler, DDS, discovered shortly after adopting Dentsply Sirona Primescan. “It’s freeing up so much of our time because it’s so accurate. We’re not adjusting crowns that much anymore. Even with removable appliances, temporary partials, partial dentures, there are practically no adjustments. We can predictably schedule that in to be more efficient. So, we’re doing things better and faster.”1 An intraoral scanner sends thousands of images to create a precise and accurate scan, which in turn drives a better final restoration.
In our webinar Immediate ROI with Digital Impressions, IgniteDDS founder Dr. David Rice illuminates two more benefits of moving to digital impressions.
More Data Means Better Dentistry
With an intraoral scanner you can gather more data to inform patient care. “Instead of a physical impression that looks kind of good, you’ve got this digital impression that is magnified on a giant computer screen.” Dr. Rice explains that digital impressioning improves the data you collect and analyze. Magnified on a screen, you may see a margin that could be better or other improvements you could make to a restoration for a better patient outcome.
Technology Can Help Attract Talent
Dr. Rice shares that the young dentists he works with through IgniteDDS see digital impressions as a standard of care. “Almost every dental school in the country is teaching their students to digitally impress,” he says. He cites the example of a mobile phone, which new dentists have had in their hands from a very young age, to illustrate how technology in all its forms is familiar to young dentists. They expect to see technology in the practice they join.
In Immediate ROI with Digital Impressions, you’ll hear much more from Dr. Rice. He discusses the benefits he gained from adopting digital impressions and shares his strategies to successfully integrate them. Watch the on-demand webinar at https://www.pattersondental.com/resources/dental-equipment/immediate-roi-digital-impressions-webinar
To request a demo and to discuss what scanning solution is right to meet your practice goals, speak to your Patterson representative.