How to properly equip your dental practice?
When you open your practice, it is sometimes difficult to think of everything. The dental equipment represents a big investment. It is necessary to make the right choices in order to be able to welcome your clients in the best conditions. But how do you go about it?
The equipment of a dental office is composed of several parts:
- The basic equipment: the basic instruments are often the most expensive. These include: dental mirrors, probes, dental clamps, saliva pumps and many others. Among other general equipment, there is also rotating equipment such as dental turbines or micromotors. They are more delicate to choose, because several criteria must be taken into account: noise, power, vibration…
- Decoration and waiting room: especially for dentists, it is essential to make their patients feel comfortable. The furniture and the decoration will play an important role. Some colors are more appropriate than others, like blue for example. Red risks giving a too brutal aspect, it is thus a color to be avoided or used with moderation. The waiting room is a very important room, because it is the first place on which patients will look. Build a waiting room that is pleasant to live in. Make sure that there are distractions to avoid long waits: magazines, games for children, screens…
- Complementary equipment: this is the hygiene equipment that is essential for the good running of a practice as well as more specific equipment: the autoclave that allows you to sanitize the practice according to the standards, the radiology equipment and the dental lamp. Some software programs allow you to simplify the administration of your dental practice. They offer traceability services to help you better manage and securely store information on your patients.
Equipping your practice requires a substantial budget, but the choice of equipment represents a long-term investment. Choosing carefully how to set up your workplace will allow you to offer quality services, in an environment where everyone can feel comfortable.