If you do not have an office network with computers in the treatment rooms, do it now. An office network is a crucial step in developing a truly high tech office. For the network to be successful you must also be using an established clinically based fully integrated practice management software, like Dentrix, PracticeWorks or EagleSoft.
Good management software $8,000 (if you don’t already have it)
Network, switch, wiring, software and setup $4,000
Treatment room computers (4) $7,200
Server, with back up $3,500
Front desk (2) $1,700
ROI: Assuming a practice with a $500,000 gross according to industry experts the practice could save as much as $53,000 in the first year with computers in the treatment rooms.