Every dental practitioner begins their practice journey with a vision. In their mind’s eye, they can see everything they want to accomplish. It may be the type of office they wish to open or a particular decor with calming colors. Maybe they desire their office to have a vast array of offerings, services, and specialties. No matter their vision’s uniqueness, they still have to map out goals with associated milestones and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). Still, no matter how precise your roadmap is, getting from point A to point B takes tools and technology. Dandy asked one of our dental partners, Karande Dental, how they accomplished their goals and found success using our product and labs.
The Dr. Sachin Karande of Karande Dental envisioned their practice as a “dental studio” where their team of professionals could fix any dental health concern a patient had. In the office, everyone works together in a customer service-oriented approach to make patients optimally comfortable when they are in the dentist’s chair. But that does not mean their path was always smooth. They turned to Dandy to solve some of their issues.
Three Dandy impacts that help Karande Dental achieve goals.
- Moving from impression to highly accurate scans. Many dental professionals are searching for alginate impression alternatives. The practice’s office manager shared that Karande utilized alginate impressions before engaging Dandy. Unfortunately, the dimensional stability of alginate impressions is deficient, and they are easily distorted.
No matter the material–alginates, polyethers (PEs), or vinyl polysiloxane (VPS), they are temperamental. Too much water can cause swelling in the impression. Water loss may cause shrinkage. The lack of stability and detail is why there is a need for repeated impressions. And inaccurate dental work that requires adjustments. Then, there is also the mess, smell, and triggering of a patient’s gag reflex. Dental teams want and need something other than VPS impressions.
Dandy’s intraoral device and software can improve the detail of the teeth and gums to create better-produced crowns, bridges or partials, and full dentures. Those are some of the most popular reasons dentists switch to Dandy and what Karande relies on Dandy for the most.
- Improved workflows and efficiency. Teams are attempting to create operational workflows that have a high level of performance. Karande has benefited dramatically from Dandy. We provide fast scans with incredible accuracy, which means less time in the chair for the patient. When we asked how Dandy impacted that patient experience, David responded, “Less remakes and more accurate cases.” Ease of use, accurate scans, and an improved patient experience? Those are some of the most popular reasons dentists switch to Dandy.
- Design of the device, ease of use, and impeccable support. Dandy is known for ergonomically designed and intuitive tools and software that is second to none. These are the reasons and incentives to use Dandy. When asked what Karande Dental liked about Dandy, David stated, “The size and ease of use of the scanner, as well as the support given for each and every case if needed.” It is indeed a small camera with big capabilities.
Dandy recognizes that training and support are keys to adopting any tool and software. Support and training are always at the top of most dental practitioners’ and staff’s concerns. For Karande, Dandy’s intraoral scanner has been “easy to use.” But more importantly, Dandy’s support was an added incentive to them. “The experience with Dandy support has been great.’ David said. “It is always easy to reach someone, and the help is efficient… Don’t hesitate to use the support that Dandy offers.”
We are proud of every dental practice with which we partner. However, being part of Karande’s vision and their journey is encouraging to us and other dentists. Producing highly accurate scans, improving workflows and efficiency, and providing support fulfills our purpose. Karande is a fantastic example of what can be accomplished by partnering with Dandy. We can alleviate pressure on your workflows, improve efficiency, and create a patient experience that makes them feel comfortable and safe. Those are goals every dentist and team should aspire to.
Do you want to learn more about how Dandy can fit into your practice journey, and help you achieve better team workflows? Contact us to find out how.