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How to Plan Your Equipment Build-Out and the Growth Phase of Your Practice

The first step is to plan well and to only purchase the equipment and supplies you can put into production right away. This may mean avoiding supply stocking programs and fully equipped offices unless you really believe they will be used from the start.

Planning out your office and expenditures is more than just getting the right look. Use discernment when reviewing preformatted budget templates, and consider the importance of each area to generating initial practice revenue. Before you purchase equipment, ask yourself if it’s really necessary for you to open your practice. This will help you get down to a much more realistic overall budget that isn’t filled with excess equipment, supplies or post construction décor.

How to select equipment types that easily adapt and can be dropped in as growth requires

Think like a large manufacturer that is planning to grow. These companies need to be able to easily ramp up their production lines in the future, but don’t want to over spend until their sales numbers justify the expansion. So while they would consider finding a large enough facility that allowed for planned growth, pre-wiring it and completing some of the interior finish, they would not buy additional production line equipment until it was required.

The trick is to ensure construction is completed and readily allows for equipment to be moved in, set up and easily connected. There are now handy in-wall and floor junction boxes that facilitate running electrical wiring, IT cabling and plumbing. These built-in boxes come neatly enclosed and don’t detract from an empty treatment room’s appearance, yet they make it very easy to connect equipment as needed.

To maximize your office space cost, it is important to get the most from your space. Building leases are based on a price per square foot, which is the horizontal dimension. Keep in mind you pay nothing more for the vertical space. Large dental cabinets require a big horizontal footprint without adding to treatment capability. Modern dental equipment is more compact and can integrate instruments, computer systems and monitors into one console, reducing the footprint and taking advantage of the vertical space. You can design smaller treatment rooms yet achieve an open and spacious feeling for you and your patients.

Modern modular dental equipment is much easier to set into place and connect without a lot of installation difficulty. This equipment easily adapts to expansion and even different operators’ requirements, including ambidextrous or multi-specialty needs.

No matter what equipment you invest in as you start your practice, don’t feel like you have to buy it all at once. Take a phased approach instead.

 

ASI for Your Dental Equipment Needs

Six Significant Reasons to Select ASI for Your Dental Equipment Needs.

There are many choices of dental equipment manufacturers. However, ASI Medical, Inc. provides many unique capabilities and features that separate our dental equipment line from the others. Listed below are six significant reasons to evaluate when selecting dental delivery units and systems for your office.

 

1. Improve Treatment Times – ASI’s Unique Advanced Dental Systems® are a unique type of dental delivery system that can improve efficiency and reduce treatment time. Having the right dental instrument readily available can eliminate wasted time reaching for instruments by the dental team throughout the entire day. Just as process improvements help manufactures reduce production time, having properly placed instrumentation can improve dental treatment times.
2. Custom Configurable with Everything in One Dental System – ASI’s Advanced Dental Systems utilize a unique modular instrument panel that operates from only one foot control, allowing each dental system to be custom configured. Select your desired instrumentation, determine which control panel each of the instruments will be integrated and on which location on the holder bar in the order the dental practice wants. This allows the dental delivery system to specifically meet the practice recruitment needs through the ability to perform procedures from endodontics to periodontics with only one dental unit.
3. Ambidextrous and Ergonomic – ASI’s dental operatory equipment can be fully ambidextrous allowing for ease of positioning within a well-designed operatory space. Dental cart designs allow for infinite positioning without movement constraints or reach limits of arm based dental units. Having easily accessible instruments positioned correctly for the staff improves not only their efficiency but enjoyment of their daily work.
4. Robust Designs for Lasting Quality – For over twenty years, ASI been making high quality dental equipment constructed of thick walled aluminum, stainless steel control valves and titanium instruments. Our dental equipment stands the rigors of daily institutional use. Durability is partly why ASI mobile dental systems were selected as the deployable dental system for all branches of the military. It is also why our specialized Advanced Dental and Endodontic Systems are used in over 60% of dental teaching schools.
5. Made in America and Selling Direct to our Customers – ASI manufactures a complete line of dental delivery systems in the U.S. Advanced manufacturing techniques are utilized in our machining centers and chassis fabrication. We sell our products to dentists and institutional buyers to save on distribution mark ups. This allows us to tailor configured dental unit models in the price points needed by our customers.
6. Comprehensive Tech Support – ASI provides support to your staff and for the products in a comprehensive fashion. This includes videos on use and maintenance that can be readily accessed by new dental staff at any time for their orientation and training. Over the past twenty years, we have developed a network of independent dental service technicians to facilitate on site installation and repairs of our dental equipment. Additionally, our tech support staff is a phone call away if your own service or dental team has questions for use or troubleshooting of your dental equipment.