8 Dental Industry Trends and How They Can Help Your Business

8 Dental Industry Trends and How They Can Help Your Business

July 08, 2019 - Arminco Inc.

Dental 3D Printers: These printers help produce custom aligners, tooth replacements, veneers, and crowns and are extremely profitable. Hiring a specialist who can successfully manage and handle the equipment will eliminate this reliance on third-party labs and companies and save you thousands of dollars long-term. This printer will enable you to offer same-day dentistry services which will provide more revenue and new patients and increased client retention.

Natural Dental Products: Consumers are more drawn into eco-friendly products like charcoal toothpaste and bamboo toothbrush and it is recommended that you stock up on natural dental products. Going green is a popular, growing trend across all industries so rid your inventory of artificial dental products for more sustainable ingredients.

Digital Impressions: If you’re still using wax molds and clay casts to take impressions of your patients’ teeth, it’s time to upgrade your equipment. Digital impressions made with CAD and CAM are better alternatives to classic methods by eliminating challenges like cracked or deteriorated cases.

Laser Dentistry: Lasers can be used in several procedures like teeth whitening, removing tooth decay, reshaping the gums, removing bacteria during a root canal and etc. There are several benefits to using a laser. You may not need to use anesthesia and the laser will sterilize the gums which will make infection less likely. The healing time is much shorter and patients will lose less blood.

Dental Group Practices: Eliminate the increasing costs and challenges associated with owning and managing your own practice by creating a joint practice with other skilled practitioners in one place. Consider building a universal dental group that covers all types of dentistry, including general dentists, orthodontists, endodontists, and oral surgeons. This would also be a great solution is you’re interested in keeping your business running post-retirement.

Improving Patient Experience: The success of your business ultimately depends on your patients’ satisfaction, so make sure to review your current patient experience to figure out how effortless it is for patients to book an appointment and take care of their needs. Offer special deals or loyalty programs that emphasize patient value, and make the process easier to check in, check out, schedule appointments, process credit card payments, and more.

Automated Patient Tracking & Management Software: Save time and reduce daily processes by incorporating technology within your business. Text appointment confirmations to patients, create an online patient portal, be active on social media, etc.

AI and Robotics: Artificial intelligence (AI) in dentistry will transform the way dentists work and patients receive treatment, especially with the introduction of robo-dentists. Robo-dentists are now able to perform minimally invasive dental work such as filling cavities, teeth cleaning, cap applications and tooth extractions.

Source: www.national.biz

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