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Does Your Dental Lab Need a Technology “Check-Up”?

Nov 20, 2015

The technology used in dental and orthodontics practices and labs alike is constantly evolving. For example, consider the transition from traditional technologies to those utilized in digital dentistry practices. With advancements in dental technologies combined with managing a lab and keeping clients happy, staying ahead of the technological curve can be difficult. That’s why giving your dental lab a technology “check-up” every now and then isn’t just helpful, it’s quite necessary.

Setting time aside to review your lab’s technology or having a professional come do it for you can garner numerous benefits for you, your lab and your clients, but here are some of the biggest advantages below.

You’ll receive detailed assessments.

If you decide to hire a professional consultant to help, he or she can spend ample time within your lab to assess your current technology and how it’s helping or hurting your lab. Any ongoing issues related to your technology can be addressed and a detailed plan can be devised to make improvements.

You’ll ensure your lab is in compliance with HIPAA.

Not only can outdated technology impede productivity, efficiency and accuracy in your dental lab, but you could be unknowingly violating HIPAA compliances. A HIPAA violation can result in civil and criminal penalties, so a technology check-up can ultimately protect you, your lab and your employees.

Software compatibility issues will be a thing of the past.

One of the biggest issues labs face is dealing with software. Not only is software expensive, but it takes time and money to purchase new devices for the software to be used with, and it takes even more time and money to train employees to use it. Even worse, software quickly becomes obsolete, leaving you in an endless money pit and time drain of replacing, renewing and retraining. If this sounds like an all-too-familiar scenario, it’s time to review your lab’s current technology. Crunch some numbers and see how much software compatibility issues are really costing you, then read up on how implementing Cloud technology can benefit your lab.

Workflow will improve.

So this may seem like a no-brainer, but who doesn’t love an efficient workflow? Even if you think your lab’s workflow is efficient as is, there’s always room for improvement. While you can build the right team of employees and foster great lab-client relationships, if your technology is slacking, your lab can only be so efficient. A technology check-up touts all of the aforementioned benefits, which ultimately result in a drastically improved workflow. This all creates a better environment for you, your employees and your clients!

Take Your Dental Lab’s Technology to the Next Level

If your lab’s technology isn’t keeping you ahead of the curve, it’s time to consider making the switch to a fully-digital dental lab. At Sun Dental, we know what it’s like to run a lab, which means we also know what it takes to make your lab more competitive in your marketplace, save money on labor and give you the opportunity to offer new services that will help your business grow. If you’re ready to take your lab to the next level, contact us today to learn more about our SunDigital Workflow.


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