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Evaluating New Technology: How to Sail from Rough Waters to Calm Seas on Your Next Purchase

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Description

We were trained to become orthodontists not accountants. Use ideas from this presentation as a primer for making well thought out buying decisions based on some sound facts and not just an emotional desire for more “cool stuff.”

Dr. Dabney will present some simple formulas to help you understand how your total fee is allocated over the time your patient is in active treatment. He will then evaluate multiple products to help you decide if they produce respectful ROI or if your purchases just become another anchor to weigh you down and slow the economic growth of your practice.

Dr. Dabney will also share his experiences about products that are used daily in his practice including I-CAT, SureSmile®, Lingual braces, lasers, High Performance arch wires, Healthy Start appliances and accelerated orthodontic devices.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Design easy to use formulas based on your practice statistics that will help you analyze your practice fees. 
  • Determine the impact revenue generated per appointment has on your technology budget. 
  • Discuss how technology buying decisions can help and hurt the economic health of your practice. 
  • Compare similar orthodontic products and see which is best used in your practice to increase your ROI.

Contributors

  • DR. BILL DABNEY

    Dr. C. William Dabney, DDS, is a skilled specialist who has treated orthodontic patients aged 4 to 90+ years. He has lectured in the U.S. and abroad on the importance of utilizing the most innovative techniques, including Dental Monitoring™ and SureSmile® technologies. He graduated from the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry in 1980 and received a certificate in orthodontics from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1984. Dr. Dabney began his private practice in 1984 and is passionate about sharing his knowledge of digital orthodontics and advanced technology with other doctors around the globe. He is a former faculty member of SureSmile®. His current focus is on the use of telemedicine principles in his orthodontic practice located in Richmond, Virginia.