How can Dental Equipment Turn the Great Resignation into the Great Retention?

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There’s always been a lot to consider when buying dental equipment: price, durability, efficiency, and performance. Now, there’s an important new consideration to add to that list: employee recruitment and retention.

Dentistry hasn’t been immune to the Great Resignation of employees that accelerated in 2021, and industry thought leaders predict that staffing shortages will continue to be a challenge.

Because having the right people is one of the most important assets of your DSO, avoiding turnover is critical—and recruiting top-level doctors, assistants, and hygienists to replace staff you’ve lost takes extra effort in a candidate’s market. So what does your dental equipment have to do with it?

Focus on staff satisfaction

When it comes to choosing dental equipment, there’s a business cost—and a human cost—to trading high quality for low price. Unreliable, inefficient equipment is frustrating for dental teams to use, and if it’s not ergonomically designed, it can lead to physical pain and shortened careers.

Today’s younger cohort of dental professionals values working with the newest technology and high quality equipment, within an organization that prioritizes work-life balance. At the end of the day, they want to feel good enough to enjoy their life outside of the clinic—and well-designed dental equipment from A-dec® helps make that possible.

Less pain = more gain

Choosing A-dec dental equipment for your treatment rooms shows that you care about your employees’ wellbeing. Our products are thoughtfully designed to support comfort and proper ergonomics. A-dec stools keep doctors, assistants, and hygienists positioned in a healthy posture. A-dec dental chairs have thin backs that allow clinicians to roll in close, for optimal access to the oral cavity. A-dec delivery systems keep handpieces within easy, natural reach during treatment. By reducing unnecessary twisting, leaning, and reaching, your staff is able to practice longer and more efficiently, with less strain, fatigue, and pain.

Considering that three out of four dental schools across the U.S. and Canada teach using A-dec products, chances are good that new clinicians joining your organization are already familiar with working on A-dec equipment. That practical, hands-on experience makes onboarding faster, and staff transfers to different locations within your organization smoother and easier.

Consider your ROI  

The true cost of dental equipment goes beyond the purchase price. It’s important to consider the hidden costs of ongoing maintenance, repairs, replacement, and typical product lifespan. They’re all part of the total cost of ownership.

The dental equipment in a DSO gets a lot more use than the equipment in a private practice, so reliability is essential. That’s what keeps operatories full, clinic schedules running smoothly, and your staff working productively. Any time your equipment is out of service, it’s not making you money—and equipment that’s not generating income isn’t giving you a good return on your investment, no matter what the initial cost was.

A-dec equipment is legendary for its long product life and efficient performance, which can add up to a higher ROI for your clinics over time.

A smart investment

A-dec products are rigorously engineered, manufactured, and tested to last for 20 years of continuous use, even in a DSO setting. We understand what you need to thrive: scalable solutions that help your teams work smarter, more productively, and more comfortably. That’s what fuels profitability and future growth.

With a full range of complementary dental equipment including lights, handpieces, dental furniture, sterilization centers, and mechanical room equipment—and special packages designed exclusively for dental service organizations—A-dec makes it simple to outfit your clinics. It’s a smart investment in your staff, and your future.

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