Creating a superior patient experience includes ensuring that the case is executed flawlessly. It has been well documented that technology has completely disrupted the dental field and brought about improvements to dental processes, from impressions to final restorations.
These changes have created faster turnaround times and improved accuracy, and also greatly improved the patients’ experience in the dental office. Specifically, the use of intraoral scanners to replace the analog impression method has been a great improvement for many patients.
Intraoral scanners create the opportunity for improved communication between the patient and dentist. The images can be shared with the patient, and this provides an excellent visual when discussing diagnosis and treatment plans.
In addition, this technology has been shown to improve accuracy in the final restorations in a shorter amount of time.
There is also improved communication between the dental practice and the laboratory as the digital impressions can be uploaded instantly to the lab. They can then be evaluated in real-time to ensure adequate data was captured, and open up communication on the case.
The Burbank Dental Lab digital team reviews the data and is able to consult on the specifics of the case while the patient is still present.
The team can advise regarding preparation design and accuracy, and the doctor can make any necessary changes while the patient is still in the office.
Other benefits of IOS scans include:
- Reduced overhead as the need for impression material is eliminated
- Chair time is reduced as scanning is faster than analog impression taking
- The intraoral scanners eliminate the occurrence of gagging that is often associated with traditional impressions.
Improving the patient experience is necessary to be competitive today. It is no mystery that the number one way a dental practice grows is through word-of-mouth referral.
Creating patients that are raving fans who will share their experience with others can be a game-changer for a practice's growth.
Creating an environment that ensures predictable outcomes and improves the patient experience by meeting or exceeding expectations starts with the right dental team.
Call Burbank Dental Lab or chat with us today to get started on your next case.