Our experts explain the best ways to take your practice into the future.
When it comes to adopting technology, our experts all had a unique perspective on what might aid the process. Here are some wise words on how to handle technology in your practice.
Dr. John Flucke, DDS: Hire the right people.
“As far as assimilating this technology and bringing it in, I’ve never had problems with that because I’ve always intentionally tried to hire employees who were either tech literate themselves or at least were open minded about learning new things. So I don’t have any employees who are like ‘I don’t like computers’ or ‘I’d rather write it on a piece of paper.’ If you don’t like change, and you don’t like being on the edge and learning about stuff, this is not the place for you.”
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Dr. Jason Watts, DMD: Embrace technology or lose your momentum.
“A lot of people are stagnant. The majority of practices aren’t technologically advanced as of right now because Baby Boomers don’t want to convert from paper records to electronic health records because it costs $25,000 or $30,000 and they’re on the verge of retirement. Who wants to fork over that amount of money right then? But if they’re not growing, they’re dying. If you’re not experimenting with what technology has to offer or at least test-driving the vehicle, you’ll never know how good it feels to drive it.”