For you to ensure effective dental service to your clients, it is important to have a well-equipped dental laboratory. You should have the equipment to diagnose or the common tooth problems as well as perform dental procedures on your patients. It is very important that you select quality brands and use reputable dental equipment dealers. This ensures that you dental laboratory equipment serves you longer, there is after sales service and possible to get both maintenance service as well as spare parts for the equipment.
Here is how to select a dealer for your dental laboratory equipment
Get a list of the companies that supply dental laboratory equipment in your region or can supply to your location. Ask for the brands that they sell as well as after sales service and maintenance of the equipment. Where possible choose equipment suppliers that have offices or distributors in the country.
Ask quotations of the equipment including the terms of sale and warranty period of the equipment. Some dental equipment requires training on the usage. Such information should also be included in the estimate.
Sort the suppliers according to the quality of the equipment and terms of the service. You may pick different pieces of equipment from different suppliers. However, buying from one or two suppliers gives a higher likelihood of getting discounts and better deals. Some dealers may also supply some equipment on credit after creating and growing a business relationship with them. From the selection, make a list of the suppliers as well as the equipment you have selected them to supply. You may now make an order by contacting them and sending the order by fax or email.
You should always seek training if you are not sure how to use or maintain the said equipment. Most companies offer training at a small cost if they have not supplied the equipment. The equipment should be well; maintained at the premises to ensure hygiene standards are maintained, and the equipment serves you for longer.
Some of the most common dental supplies and equipment include laboratory handpieces, Dust extraction systems, dental articulators, optical lenses, power illuminators, electrosurgery/ cutting units, abrasive blasters, curing units, casting machines, presses and flasks, dental lathe machines, dental lamps, plaster bins, steam cleaners and many more. You may not buy everything at the same time. However, consider the most important equipment for your dental practice and keep adding to the list as the business picks up.