Dentistry hasn’t been immune to the Great Resignation of employees that accelerated in 2021, and industry thought leaders predict that dental staffing shortages will continue to be a challenge.
Because having the right people is one of the most important assets of your dental practice, avoiding turnover is critical—and recruiting top-level associate doctors, dental assistants, and dental 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 team satisfaction
When it comes to choosing dental equipment, there’s a human cost—not just a business cost—to trading high quality for low price. Unreliable, inefficient dental 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 dental equipment, in an environment 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.
And here’s a bonus for you: Because three out of four dental schools across the U.S. and Canada teach using A-dec products, chances are good that young clinicians joining your practice are already familiar with working on A-dec equipment. That practical, hands-on experience makes onboarding faster, easier, and less stressful for everyone.
Less pain = more gain
It’s estimated that 40 to 60 percent of dental professionals suffer from work-related musculoskeletal injuries at some point in their careers1. Choosing A-dec dental equipment for your treatment rooms shows that you care about your employees’ wellbeing, as every product is 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.
Good for them, good for you
Reliable dental equipment is what keeps operatories full, schedules running smoothly, and your staff working productively. A-dec products are rigorously engineered, manufactured, and tested to last for 20 years of continuous use. That legendary reliability and long product life can add up to a higher ROI over time.
With a full range of complementary dental equipment including dental chairs and delivery systems, dental lights, handpieces, dental furniture, sterilization centers, and mechanical room equipment, A-dec makes it simple to outfit your dental practice.
While there’s always been a lot to consider when buying dental equipment—price, durability, efficiency, and performance—make sure you’re including employee recruitment and retention on the list. Choosing high quality, ergonomically designed dental equipment shows potential employees that your practice is one worth joining. It’s smart investment in your future—and theirs.
For more information on buying dental equipment, request your complimentary What to Look for When Buying Dental Equipment guide.
1ADA Professional Product Review, “Ergonomics and Dental Practice: Preventing work-related musculoskeletal problems” November 1, 2014.