The business world is a competitive one no matter what industry you’re in, but as the owner of a dental practice, you face a particular set of pressures. Dental science seems to be in a constant state of change due to advances in technology, and one of the most exciting breakthroughs in the past several years is the intraoral scanner. Bryant Consultants now offers training in intraoral scanner technology for you and your entire team. Find out why this training is necessary for your practice, and how it could help increase your patient acceptance cases, and your bottom line.
Why an intraoral scanner benefits your practice
Specific advantages of intraoral scanner technology in the dental field include:
- Impressions are a breeze –The images taken by an intraoral scanner can be processed into point clouds, which are a large collection of points that produce a representation of the structure in the images. The same software triangulates those point clouds, generating three-dimensional images of the entire structure. These images are more precise than any means of taking impressions by hand, allowing for more accurate and beautiful restorations to be fabricated. Digital scanning of this type often is more comfortable than taking impressions by conventional means, which we all are familiar with how unpleasant that can be, especially for children or individuals with a heightened gag reflex.
- Full mouth scans, fast – Sometimes, a patient requires multiple images to capture the state of their dental health, or one comprehensive problem affecting the entire mouth. A dentist or clinically trained assistant can use the intraoral scanner to complete a scan of the entire mouth in less than five minutes. These images can be used to monitor issues such as orthodontic relapse, malocclusion, receding gums, and attrition of the supporting bone structure. They are also helpful during case presentations, as patients easily can see existing problems like fractured teeth, inflamed gums, or weak or deteriorating restorations. When patients can see what you see, they are more likely to accept the recommended treatment.
To maximize the use of the intraoral scanner, training is required
Everyone has his or her own learning curve when it comes to adapting to new technology. Cross-training your entire team in the proper use of the intraoral scanner is crucial. This also helps to streamline operations in your practice. The scanner itself works more quickly than other means of taking diagnostic images, allowing you to see more patients during a given workday.
Intraoral Scanner Consulting across the U.S.
Bryant Consultants now offers this training as part of our range of services. The training can be administered on site, or virtually through a remote conference. Our trained dental consultants can aid you with in-office training and implementation of the intraoral scanner. For more information, contact us by calling (877) 768-4799. Services offered by Bryant Consultants can help you refine your vision, establish goals, and set processes in place to evolve your practice. We provide consultation, training, and coaching to help improve the operations of your practice so that you can deliver exceptional results to your patients. No office is out of reach for us; we will even come to you!