Cerec return on investment turns single visit dentistry from a dream to reality

A new year is always a great opportunity to take a look back on what has happened and make plans and projections for the year ahead.

Business planning is important at any time of year, but with the inevitable impact of the cost of living on patients’ disposable income, ensuring they are getting the most out of their dentist visit matters more this year than ever before.

CAD/CAM technology, and Cerec in particular, is transforming the delivery of single visit dentistry by expanding treatment options while improving efficiency and practice profitability.

By enabling in-practice restorations including crowns, bridges, inlays and onlays, single visit dentistry has become increasingly popular and sought-after by patients looking for faster and more cost-effective dental care.

Cerec return on investment

For practices looking to grow in the new year, managing capital expenditure will play a key role in dental practice budgets. Cost is the biggest barrier for practices looking to invest in CAD/CAM solutions for dental practices.

But Cerec technology can bring immediate and significant cost benefits and positively impact on the future of your business and the treatment you are able to provide.

  • Improved performance gives total control over the restorative programme
  • Monthly outgoings are reduced
  • Enables same-day restorations and single visit dentistry
  • Fewer and shorter appointment times reduce costs
  • Creates a more flexible diary to offer more profitable treatments.

When you’re considering buying new dental equipment, an accountant or tax advisor will be able to advise on your capital purchase tax allowance, letting you deduct some or all of the value of the equipment before you pay tax.

For example, dentists can benefit from the government’s super-deduction scheme: a 130% first-year capital allowance for qualifying plant and machinery assets; and a 50% first-year allowance for qualifying special rate assets, available until 31 March 2023. Click here for more details.

The gateway to digital

The integration of Cerec into your practice creates versatile and efficient workflows fully supported and updated with the latest technology.

If you’ve already invested in an intraoral scanner such as an Omnicam or Primescan, then moving to a Cerec workflow makes even more economic sense.

Primescan can support a range of different clinical applications such as orthodontics, restorative or implant treatments, or work in combination with the latest chairside systems to design and produce restorations or implant guides in-house. With Primescan being an open scanner, you can export STL files free of charge to work easily with your laboratory of choice.

If you’re looking to expand your practice and treatment offerings further still, then 3D printing is key. There are many 3D printers now available on the market and all have different features and benefits. Leading the way is a medical grade 3D printer made exclusively for use within dental practices and laboratories.

  • A design specifically for medical applications, allowing dental professionals to expand service offerings and reduce handling time and manual work
  • Enhanced safety based on medical device compliance
  • Hardware and software customised around dental applications across the printing process, right through to post-processing.

Total compatibility

When investing in any new digital equipment, reliability, integration and connectivity is essential as well as access to aftersales care and technical support.

DS Core from Dentsply Sirona is a new digital platform that combines products, services and technology to support clinicians throughout the patient journey; a cloud-based platform that connects all of Dentsply Sirona’s digital equipment and software should be bringing everything together for a compatible workflow.

Designed specifically for dentistry and built on Google Cloud infrastructure, it ensures the highest level of cyber security, GDPR and HIPPA compliance, and continuous service innovation.

Trade up offer – trade in your old technology for a brand new Cerec system

Trade in any intraoral scanner for a brand new Cerec Primescan AC and/or trade in any old milling machine for a brand new Cerec Primemill offer ends 31 March 2023.

To find out more about this unmissable offer please click here to arrange your 1:1 consultation with your local Dentsply Sirona CAD/CAM technology specialist.

  • dentsplysirona.com
  • Facebook: @dentsplysirona.uk
  • Twitter: @DENTSPLY_UK
  • Instagram: @dentsplysirona.uk
Get the most out of your membership by subscribing to Dentistry CPD
  • Access 600+ hours of verified CPD courses
  • Includes all GDC recommended topics
  • Powerful CPD tracking tools included
Register for webinar
Add to calendar