What Is a Dental Equipment Maintenance?

Any industry where fine-tuned machinery is used to give precise measurements calls for careful care to be taken of that equipment. After all, the devices we use to do our jobs typically cost a lot of money, and it’s important to look after them so they last for as long as possible. But what is a dental equipment maintenance plan when it’s done right? Not to worry: we’ve got a few best-practice tips to help you get more out of your equipment. At The Start Of The Day Turn on vacuums, air compressors, and master water switches Turn on any...

What Does Dental Equipment Cost?

Depending on the size and layout of your dental practice, the costs of your dental supplies could vary quite a lot. There are ways to cut costs, obviously, from cheaper brands of floss to budget-friendly x-ray machines. What’s important is to do your research and get as much functionality as you can, based on your specific budget. What Does Dental Equipment Cost? Some factors that can help you spend or save money include: Whether you use specialty dental supplies. Having physical space to buy consumables in bulk Partnering practices to share equipment costs Of course, another great way to cut...

What Does CBCT Stand For?

CBCT stands for cone beam computed tomography and is also sometimes known as C-arm CT, cone beam volume CT, and flat panel CT. What this amounts to is a medical imaging technique that specifically uses divergent X-rays to form a cone, which are then used as part of a computed tomography process. In recent years, this technique has become increasingly important in the treatment, planning, and diagnoses necessary to implant dentistry. It also has its place in ENT, orthopedics, and interventional radiology (IR).  Visit Video Dental, and find out more about our top-shelf CBCT products, and take advantage of this...

How To Value Used Dental Equipment

Check out the following valuation techniques for your dental equipment, and never wonder how to value used dental equipment again. The Cost Approach The cost approach is calculated based on the purchase price of the equipment. Calculate value by determining current replacement costs and any comparable sales. Add in physical deterioration, any functions that are obsolete, and economic obsolescence, and you can generate an accurate value for your used dental equipment. Income Approach Measure the income stream a piece of dental equipment creates and you can accurately estimate its value. This may seem difficult, and that’s because it is, retroactively....

How To Fix Dental Equipment

In the dental industry, you’re only as good as your equipment a lot of the time. After all, a dentist’s job is to render services to clients who need reliable, effective work. It’s crucial that your equipment is kept in working order, therefore.  Which brings us to today’s question: “How to fix dental equipment”. And the truth of the matter is, with so much riding on the functionality of these machines, the short answer is: “Don’t.” These are highly sensitive, expensive pieces of equipment that need to work properly in order for you to do your job. Always opt for...

How To Clean Dental Equipment

Wondering how to clean dental equipment in a safer, more reliable way?  Pre-Soak When you can’t clean your instruments immediately, leave them to soak in cleaning solutions or enzymatic spray gels to loosen up biological debris.  Clean Before Steaming Before putting equipment into an autoclave, do yourself a favor and pre-clean them. Superheated steam may not reach all surfaces on the instrument, and CDC guidelines require any visible materials to be cleaned before sterilizing.  Load Instruments Carefully Never overload your autoclave cycle. This is your quickest route to a failed sterilization, as these overloaded sterilizers tend to take longer to...

How To Buy Dental Equipment

Dental equipment is a big investment, and obviously crucial to the functionality of any dental office. That said, knowing how to buy dental equipment is every bit as important as knowing that you need to get it. And, with a little help from us, you’ll know everything you need to know to get the right product every time! Conduct thorough research into all your options and know what matches your needs best.  Decide on a budget and ask what your supplier can do to bring the two of you to an agreement. Ask other local dentists for their opinions. You...

How Much Does A Dental CBCT Scan Cost?

Cone beam Dental CT technology has changed the face of the dental practice, permanently. This tech provides three-dimensional analyses of each tooth and the supporting structures around them. But how much does a dental CBCT scan cost?  At one stage, CT scans could cost between $1,000 and $1,500 for each scan, not to mention the cost of a trip to the hospital or radiology center to carry the scan out. The evolution of cone beam CT scanning has made it less costly, since then, but the truth is these costs are based on the dental office in question’s own overheads,...

How CBCT Works?

Dental cone-beam computed tomography, or CBCT, uses x-rays when standard dental or facial x-rays are insufficient. It’s a type of CT scanner that produces 3D dental images, including soft tissues and nerve pathways, as well as craniofacial bones. It creates detailed images for more accurate and precise treatment. This isn’t the same as standard CT scanning, but CBCTs do produce similar images to CTs. CBCTs send a conical x-ray beam through the patient, creating a large selection of images or views. The result is an extremely clear image perfect for dental work.  Start getting better imaging done, right there in...

Dental Equipment For Sale

Set A Budget Any investment over a few dollars in value should come down to clever use of your budget. Nobody wants to run out of money halfway through a project, so write out a budget so nothing takes you by surprise.  Prioritize Setting your priorities when selecting dental equipment will help you choose what you really want for your practice. Ask yourself these questions before making your purchase: Is it comfortable for you and your patients to use? Is it high-quality?  Do you have an actual need for it?  When looking for dental equipment for sale, you’ve got to...