With thousands of products on the market, all with guarantees of being high-quality and perfect for your practice, it can be overwhelming when shopping for new dental instruments. Here are a few test guidelines to follow to help make the search a little easier.
Tools of high quality should be vetted and tested by trusted professionals. This ensures that any issues or flaws that the product may have will have been addressed before it gets to you. It also tests the tools’ ability to deal with the real-world practice of treating patients. It helps to know the background of the product when possible; if a product or system was designed by a dentist or specialist, you could have confidence that it will address your needs as a professional.
Crafted with care.
Pay attention to the production of quality dental instruments. Look for craftsmanship and precision. There are providers who have been producing instruments for decades that are still finished by hand by experienced craftsmen. These tools are inspired by a focus not on quantity, but on precision and quality, so you can feel assured that the products are reliable and long-lasting.
Materials are also important to consider when shopping for superior dental instruments. High-quality metals and materials may cost more, but they will prove to be worth the investment over time with their durability and strength; higher-quality products are built to last. After all, it’s more cost-effective to buy a more expensive, higher-quality instrument once than to buy cheaper options multiple times. Better materials also allow you to provide better, high-quality care for your patients.
Early decay is not a good sign of quality.
Cracks, corrosion, thin blades, or bent tips are premature signs of deterioration. Seeing these signs in a new tool indicate an inferior instrument. Conversely, these same signs in an older, well-used instrument can mean that it’s time to replace. Not doing so affects the quality of your performance and can result in pain for the patient, discomfort for the practitioner (either you or one of your staff), and inefficiency in the office.
Keep these guidelines in mind the next time you are shopping for tools for your practice to ensure that you supply your staff with the best.