While every dental practice is unique, most successful practices set goals. At the start of the year, you and your dental team may rally around a set of goals, but as the months go by and the bustle of a busy practice takes precedence, it can be easy to veer off the path. Enter intraoral scanning. An investment in an intraoral scanner can be a good way to achieve those goals.
Gain efficiencies and time
A common goal is to provide more efficient care to boost productivity and add to your bottom line.
Take a few moments to calculate the time it takes one member of your staff to mix and apply traditional impressions plus the time it takes to set up with the patient and process for shipping, then multiply that by what you typically impress each month. What could this team member be doing instead? You probably have a laundry list of items in mind that would add value to both patient care and your business.
This is where an intraoral scanner can help. Traditional impressions can cost your employees, patients, and practice time and money. On the other hand, an intraoral scanner easily integrates into your workflow, scans within minutes and provides a more comfortable experience for your patient. If your practice goal is to improve workflow efficiencies and save time, an intraoral scanner can deliver.
Attract new patients
Another common goal is to attract new patients. A good way to start is by improving your current patient experience. This supports retention and encourages referrals, a primary source of new patients. Once again, an intraoral scanner can help. The technology not only provides your patients with a quicker, more comfortable impression experience, it also provides a wow factor. When your patients can see what you see on screen, they can better visualize the treatment plan and end results.
Adding new services is another key component to attracting new patients. Long-term goals may include offering single-visit restorations, clear aligners, and expanding into implants or improved sleep. In the short term, you can take a great step forward by switching to digital impressions. Intraoral scanners are an ideal entry point for practices looking to expand into digital dentistry and offer new services. When you meet with your Patterson representative, they will dig into your goals with you, ensuring you are getting the right intraoral scanner to meet both the current and future needs of your practice.
Patterson is there from purchase to productivity
When it comes to investing in technology, Patterson provides the guidance and support you need to move forward with confidence. A Patterson representative will meet with you to understand your practice goals both short- and long-term and determine the best path forward. The local Patterson team can also set up demos for you to get hands-on experience with an intraoral scanner and even connect you with your peers for their perspectives. After your purchase, the Patterson team will help with onboarding and connect your team with training you need to succeed. With your new intraoral scanner and every purchase, your Patterson team is here to help ensure you achieve your practice goals.
Make a better impression with an intraoral scanner.