The change of seasons can prompt us to consider where we are in relation to where we want to be. With October upon us, and the leaves falling from the trees, we may be wondering what old habits or processes we can let go of. When we let go of the old, we make room for the new. For many dental practices, this is the time to consider letting go of our outdated technology and investing in 3D imaging technology. A few simple steps can help you prepare for a large capital equipment investment such as 3D imaging technology.
The first step is to contact your local Patterson Dental equipment specialist. You can talk through your questions, concerns and ideas, and determine what’s currently working and what’s not working, as well as discuss your vision and goals. Your equipment specialist will have the knowledge and background to provide you with the options that are available to you.
The second step is to look at the structure of the IT network in your current office space. A few questions you will want to ask include:
- What type of cabling do I have running through my office?
- What operating system am I using, both workstation and server level?
- What types of video cards are installed in the workstations? How much memory does each have?
- What functions do I want the new technology to provide?
The structure and capabilities of your network will greatly impact your satisfaction level after a technology update. Answering these questions while collaborating with your equipment specialist will allow you to determine how to make your investment provide the biggest overall impact.
The last step is to create an implementation plan. Combining the above information with installation dates, training dates and a “go live” date will not only ensure that your plans become reality, but will ensure that the process goes smoothly and the results exceed your expectations.
Ultimately, you will want technology updates to help you provide your patients with the best experience possible while you help them improve their overall dental health. Updating your 3D imaging technology can have a positive impact on you, your staff members and your patients. Such changes are definitely worth embracing, and this may be the season to make that vision a reality.