At ABC Dental Works we refurbish used dental equipment

Small Budget Big Equipment

A very difficult task for us is…

…is that so many times we come across clients that do no maintenance and yet they just want to move their old dental equipment into a new room/addition/office even if it is has just been picture of dental chair that has been sitting idle for agessitting around for years. We try our best to explain that the equipment needs to be completely gone through and tested for serviceability. But there is always the “Our small budget isn’t allowing for any added expense, just hook it up and make it work as is!” And what they have done at this point is sealed their own doom and unknowingly started unraveling the fabric of their money bag!

We don’t like doing it because…

…we can get everything working just fine “as-is” but inevitably the bugs start setting in. The chair suddenly won’t go up and down (due to a circuit board that has been sitting idle collecting moisture over time), or the saliva ejector won’t pass any fluid (due to the old internal build-up starting to break up from it’s sudden use), or many, many, many, many (did I mention MANY) other gremlins that can come from equipment that has been sitting for a long time.

So now it’s our fault…

…that what they now have is a major problem (the fabric has unraveled and the money can start falling out). The unit is in operation and to shut it down for repairs costs money and patient juggling/cancellations. And then there is the repair cost and time which causes more bottle-necking in the flow of your daily operation. And many times it’s not a major problem but rather a little one last week, another one yesterday, and more coming in the near future. All of this is due to not giving the respect to the equipment before you start using it.

We tried telling them but did they listen…

…that many times doctors will end up paying over twice to fix something than they would have to just test it all to begin with. An even smarter option is to buy some good refurbished dental equipment to replace your old stuff. refurbished chair that costs less in the long runYou can purchase a model of the same or comparable unit which not only brings it up to date (and much more appealing with new upholstery, lines, paint, etc.), but also can end up costing you less than everything that has been spent in the unit that was used. The big bonus is that you don’t run into all the downtime which we know costs thousands of dollars.

A tip from us is…

…that the best thing to do is seriously consider your small budget as a long-term investment. Spend it wisely on equipment that is going to operate well and last for a long time. A small budget can still get you “like new” equipment which will bring you peace of mind that your daily operations will flow smoothly and efficiently for many years to come.

An office with a “Small Budget” can still reap the rewards of “Big Equipment” you just have to do your homework and pay attention. Read More Here…

Remember that we are always here to help you with any equipment questions you may have. We are okay if you don’t purchase from us…we just want you to be safe and invest your money wisely.