So, you’re looking into owning your own intraoral scanner to use in your practice. Dental and specialty practices across the country are adopting intraoral scanning technology as a means to capture, store and share digital impressions to dental labs, mills, and other referrals.
Whether you’re just getting started with intraoral scanners for the first time, or you’re looking to upgrade your current equipment, you may be searching for ways to get the best value for your investment. Today, we’re sharing the top ways dental professionals can purchase intraoral scanners, as well as how to compare their options.
Buying an Intraoral Scanner from a Reputable Dealer
One of the more obvious places to start your purchase is through a reputable dental equipment dealer. Dealers are typically knowledgeable across a variety of leading brands and can guide your purchase based on your unique imaging needs. Particularly if you’ve used a dealer in the past you like, this step may be a great starting point to gather more information about the procedures and applications you’ll use the scanner for, as well as your exam room setup, to configure the right scanner for your budget.
If you don’t have experience with a dealer, you may want to vet your options based on their years of experience, customer reviews, colleagues, and referrals.
The Value of Referrals
Other doctors in your network, whether colleagues, conference attendees, or graduates of the same university, may also be able to assist you with your intraoral scanner investment. They may also be able to point you to manufacturers, models, and brands they’ve used that they like (or dislike) to help guide your search. And, in some cases, you may be able to purchase second-hand from a peer who’s looking to upgrade.
Buying an Intraoral Scanner Online
Your investment in dental equipment can be a significant purchase for your practice. According to dental equipment dealer Renew Digital, an intraoral scanner can cost between $20,000-$30,000 – not including the laptop or cart monitor for chairside visualization.
While you may not be able to complete this large transaction online, the internet is a great place to educate yourself on available brands, desirable features, and current market prices. You can also compare equipment, and see reviews to help guide your search. Many doctors start their research online where they can see neutral reviews from other dental professionals instead of relying on the dealer’s word only.
How to Save 30% to 50% on Intraoral Scanners
For over 10 years, Renew Digital has been a leader in dental imaging equipment. They can offer their customers the leading brands at 30-50% off new list prices, as well as often accepting their used imaging equipment as a trade-in toward the purchase.
This also allows them to offer our customers guidance on the best equipment, regardless of brand, because they carry a wide inventory of different high-performing intraoral scanners on the market, such as the iTero Element Flex Foundation CPO scanner, in addition to panoramic imaging, pan/ceph X-ray machines and 3D cone beam (CBCT) systems. All intraoral scanner purchases from Renew Digital include no monthly fees, remote training, and a 3D-optimized laptop for true plug-and-play operation.
Start your intraoral scanner purchase plan with a call to a Renew Digital sales rep at (888) 246-5611, or complete an online form here.