How dentists can make the right first impression

09 March 2020

It’s the old adage, ‘you only get one chance to make a first impression’, and in the dental sector this is vital to put patients at ease.

Two recent surveys found that as much as a third of patients feared attending dental appointments, but this can be reduced significantly by investing in creating the right environment and part of this involves the level of equipment purchased.

Real cost of dentists’ equipment

Most dentists will need to get the most out of their equipment budget and with the cost of modern equipment it is tempting to just pick the package with lowest cost.

However, the price tag is just one factor when choosing dental equipment; the cost of operating the equipment and its maintenance must be considered to give dentists the real cost of the equipment they wish to purchase.

In order to keep patients coming back, dentist need to ensure that all equipment operates efficiently with minimum downtime and maximum reliability.

Dental equipment dealers have a vast knowledge of the products in the marketplace, so ask them to concentrate on reliability, maintenance and parts availability, rather than just the features and price.

Before placing an order, dentists need to ask:

  1. What is the equipment’s expected lifetime?
  2. How reliable is the equipment?
  3. If the equipment does breakdown, how quickly can it be fixed and how costly will the repairs be?

Funding the cost of dental equipment

Keeping up to date with changes in equipment is an important, but often expensive, outlay. However, investing in high-quality reliable products and expanding your patient offering can boost income and attract more customers in the longer term.

Using asset finance rather than funding equipment through cashflow can help make procurement of new dental equipment more achievable. Asset finance enables you to confidently acquire the business assets you need to grow and operate both efficiently and effectively, by spreading the cost of purchase.

Wholly or largely secured on the assets being financed, business asset finance gives you the flexibility to fund your equipment purchases while avoiding paying a lump sum.  This means you can spread the cost over a suitable period of time, protecting your cash flow and freeing up working capital for other areas of your practice.

Asset Finance from White Oak UK

We’ve cut the red tape from our business so we can offer you quick, simple and straightforward asset finance to invest in the equipment you need, when you need it.

  • Always speak to the same person – someone who understands your practice
  • Simple application
  • Receive finance in as little as 48 hours
  • Finance the useful life of the assets
  • Rated 4.9/5 on independent review site Feefo

Talk to us today to discuss your options. Call us on 0371 454 3253 or arrange a call back here.

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