Year end is fast approaching. Computers and digital technology has become just as important to a dental office as telephones and cotton rolls. It is good business practice to budget for the coming year. The following is a rough estimate of a fully computerized general dental office with four treatment rooms.
4 Treatment Rooms @ $2,200 ea. $8,800
2 Business @ $1,000 ea. $2,000
Doctor’s Office $1,800
Network and Setup $3,500
Tablet $ 600 ea.
As a rule of thumb computers should be replaced every three to four years. This is a cost of doing business in the digital age. Budget enough to upgrade one third of your hardware infrastructure every year. That would be about $6,500 per year for our hypothetical office.