Many dentists are so afraid of a possible computer failure that they refuse to use it, just in case. That is silly. Ask yourself, what if my car breaks down on the way to the office? What if the power goes out? What if the air compressor dies? The fact is that we rely on all kinds of systems that possibly could fail. A mission critical system failure, like a power outage or a compressor breakdown could put you out of business for a short time. A computer failure is the same. However the best way to protect yourself from a computer failure is to use redundant data storage systems, make daily off site back ups and most importantly have a local computer technician who you can rely on to be there that day, to get the office back to work.