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Sterilization Centers

Sterilization Centers First of all, why can’t we just call it a sterilization area?  Did the big companies emphasize the word “center” and add colorful lightbulbs in order to justify the crazy prices they charge for these unnecessarily decorative pieces of cabinetry that no patient should see anyways?  How to Save Money On Your Sterilization Area We’ve all heard “you want your sterilization center to be centrally located and look really great so patients can see how fantastic your sterilization procedures are.” I don’t know about you, but when you run a practice that is actually doing a lot of dentistry, the sterilization area is not a place any patients needs to see. Also in this day and age, if your patient doesn’t already trust that your sterilization practices are compliant with the highest standards maybe this is a sign the image you portray at other touch points is inadequate.
Dental Operatory Chairs

Dental Operatory Chairs

Pricing Guide: Dental Operatory Chairs Having helped dentists across the country with build-outs and expansions, I get to see a lot of equipment quotes from many different companies or the same company in another region selling the same product at a completely different price –  Why is this?  How do we normalize the pricing to ensure we aren’t just funding our equipment company’s annual trip to Vegas? I’ll share what I know, and if anyone else can chime in with pricing they’ve seen, that would be awesome! It’s All About Negotiation After analyzing many bids, I have come to realize a trick they all pull is shuffle the cost between the Chair, Delivery Unit & assistant package – so they might make it look like you got a killer deal on a chair. Still, they baked the “savings” into the assistant box. (Remember: it’s all negotiable – the negotiation is
Break Rooms & Staff Lounges

Break Rooms & Staff Lounges

The Importance of Break Rooms & Staff Lounges Break Rooms and Staff Lounges  are an area of opportunity to save money on construction costs. We can do so and still make sure it is a comfortable place for the team to take a breather during the course of a busy and often stressful clinical day. The Benefits of Simple Upgrades There are simple upgrades we can make to show our teams we care about providing them with a great work experience (hint hint- it doesn’t require fancy sinks, faucets or cabinetry). Providing snacks (like Addison Killeen, DDS has talked about) or going a little further and buying a massage chair for the break room (like our buddy  Dr. Taher Dhoon) can actually make a difference.  During any build out or renovation/expansion there is always a slow steady creep of additional expenses we didn’t plan for. I see too many dentists