By Joseph Ross, President Ross Orthodontic
Every day headlines report we are nearing the peak of this pandemic; normalcy will return soon. Until that happens, your equipment is sitting doing nothing. Since all offices have been shut down and seeing only emergency cases, the backup of current and existing patient appointments is only building. You don’t want to start seeing patients and immediately have to stop to make repairs due to equipment inactivity. The old adage ‘use it, or lose it’ applies here. Not using your equipment on a daily basis can cause minor problems when you start up again. Be proactive, be prepared, and be ready.
Here are some simple steps to maintaining your equipment, and being ready for the return to work.
We recommend operating each chair and unit at least once per week to keep everything functioning properly.
Refer to your individual equipment manufacturer for specific instructions on maintenance and repairs.
Joseph Ross is the President of Ross Orthodontic, and he is recognized as one of the specialists in orthodontic office and equipment design. He has hosted round-table discussions at the AAO annual sessions, written articles on office design, equipment, lighting, sterilization, laboratory design and ergonomics, all specifically for the orthodontist. Joseph has designed more than a thousand orthodontic offices all over the world and assisted in the design of some of the top orthodontic university clinics including LSU, University of Texas Houston, University of Texas San Antonio, Roseman University, University of Tennessee, and Louisville.