Signs Your Practice is Ready for Chairside Dentistry

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How to Improve Your Practice Financials with an In-house CAD/CAM Solution

In the ever-evolving landscape of dentistry, staying ahead of the curve is crucial for the success of any dental practice. The integration of innovative technologies is a strategic move that not only enhances the patient experience but also transforms practice efficiency. In-house CAD/CAM solutions are at the forefront of this transformation, reshaping how dentists deliver patient care.

Are You Prepared to Elevate Your Practice and Patient Care?

Here are a few key indicators that your practice is ready for the shift.

Evolving Patient Expectations

Patients are seeking fast and efficient dental procedures. If your office is committed to providing convenient and timely services, chairside dentistry is a perfect fit. The shift to digital impressions and single-visit dentistry offers a more patient-centric experience by eliminating multiple appointments and temporary-related hassles. Choosing Planmeca CAD/CAM <link to FIT> technology enables offices to complete procedures in a single visit or on the same day, depending on patient needs.

More Control with Quality and Precision

Chairside dentistry is not just about speed but also about delivering high-quality final restorations for your patients. You will have greater control, ensuring a precise clinical outcome. The Planmeca FIT® Plus CAD/CAM System <link to fit plus> allows scanning, designing, and milling for almost every application, from a single crown to custom titanium abutments, full arch cases, dentures, surgical guides, and more, providing all the tools needed to ensure consistent excellent patient outcomes.

Reducing Office Overhead

Implementing chairside dentistry is a strategic move that significantly reduces office overhead costs. Streamlined processes, reduced cost of materials, and decreased multiple appointments contribute to substantial cost savings. Planmeca’s FIT® and FIT® Plus CAD/CAM solutions are instrumental in simplifying workflow, reducing unnecessary costs, and ultimately enhancing the overall financial health of the practice. For Dr. Austin Westover, a typical lab fee for a custom abutment and crown is around $500. With the Planmeca system, his costs are $110, resulting in a savings of $390 on every single implant case he restores. Dr. Westover enjoys significantly reduced lab bills, which has allowed him to pay off his system in just a few months.

Realizing the Return on Investment (ROI)

Understanding the financial implications of transitioning to chairside dentistry is crucial. A comprehensive ROI evaluation will go beyond the number of crowns per month. It encompasses factors such as lab costs, the type and number of other restorations and appliances, the impact of the second appointment on hourly production, and the value of new patients. Ask your local Patterson Representative for more information to see the impact for your practice.

What are some of the features you should consider in a CAD/CAM System?

Can the milling unit easily integrate with your current scanner and software?

Do you want more control over the form and fit of your restorations?

Is the software easy to use?

Does the system allow for the future growth of your practice?

Is training and education included?

Is additional training available for new staff?

Embrace the Future, Elevate Your Practice

Patients expect fast results and expect to dedicate less time to the process. – Robert Wertke, DMD
Chairside dentistry isn’t just about adopting technology; it’s a strategic decision that serves as a practice differentiator, attracting new patients, elevating the patient experience, and improving practice efficiency. The signs are clear – if you prioritize patient convenience, want more control over the entire process, aim to reduce overhead, value efficiency, and adapt to technological advancements, you’re ready for chairside dentistry. Revolutionize the patient experience while elevating the success of your dental practice.

Reach out to your Patterson Representative to learn more about the Planmeca CAD/CAM Solutions for all your clinical needs.

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