Save Money by Fixing Upholstery vs. Buying New
The pandemic outbreak forced many dentistry practices to close their doors as people stayed home to flatten the curve. At the end of March 2020, nearly 95 percent of private dental practices were closed or only seeing patients with an emergency issue, the American Dental Association reported. By implementing new safety procedures, dental practices were allowed to reopen, but many people put dental care on the back burner. The World Health Organization reported that oral health services were among the most affected essential health services because of the COVID-19 pandemic, with 77 percent of countries reporting partial or complete disruption.
As more Americans get vaccinated and COVID numbers drop, dentistry offices are recovering, and patients are resuming regular dental visits. Patient volume reached 89 percent of pre-COVID-19 levels in August, a survey conducted by the ADA revealed. In addition, three out of four dentists are somewhat confident in the recovery of their practice.
Upgrade Your Office to Build Customer Confidence
One way you can ensure your safety procedures are top-notch is to pay special attention to the appearance of your practice. Good interior design is an invaluable investment for your practice. First impressions are important to forming loyal patient relationships, and having a dental office that shines is key to success. Research also indicates 36 percent of Americans suffer from dental anxiety. Having a welcoming atmosphere can help alleviate concerns people face when visiting the dentist. In addition to having a comfortable waiting room equipped with WiFi and welcoming decor, make sure your procedure rooms feature the latest technology and are in tip-top shape to impress customers.
Before splurging on pricey new furniture, consider having your old dental chair upholstery repaired. CCI is the mobile leader in leather and vinyl repair. Our certified leather seat repair technicians can fix normal wear and tear on your dental chair upholstery, including rips, cuts, tears, and fading. CCI can help you save up to 90 percent in replacement costs by making upholstery repairs. Given current supply chain issues, waiting on replacement dental chairs can take a long time. Making repairs provides a quicker, less expensive fix.
CCI’s service philosophy is designed with our small-business customers in mind. Our team is trained to revitalize your dental furniture and return it to like-new condition with minimal disruption to your business. CCI makes it a priority to be flexible, responsive, and adaptable to exceed your needs and expectations. We also used water-based products for all of our dyes and repairs to provide an environmentally friendly solution for customers.
In addition to our dental chair upholstery services, CCI also has a product to help ensure the safety of your customers and employees. Shortly after the outbreak of the pandemic, CCI launched a hospital-grade Sanitizer & Disinfectant available for purchase in bulk. Our EPA-registered germicidal disinfectant is environmentally friendly and hypo-allergenic and can be sprayed on and allowed to air dry.
Develop a Solid Marketing Strategy
While it’s important to upgrade your dental practice, be sure to take time to reevaluate your marketing strategy to help generate profits. It’s vital to hone your practice’s vision by creating a mission statement and identifying your target customer demographic. A solid understanding of your long-term goals will allow you to build a marketing strategy that adds loyal customers and ensures your practice thrives.
Learn More About CCI
To learn more about how CCI can help you attract new patients by helping create a welcoming environment, visit us to request a free quote.