Boost your DentistryIQ: Purchase, repair, or lease x-ray sensor?

Aug. 5, 2020
Dental sensors don't always make good business sense. But Shawn Hall, cofounder of Sodium Dental, helps practices change that. Here's how you can be smart when it comes to boosting sensor ROI, getting IT support, and timing upgrades.

Shawn Hall, who cofounded Sodium Dental with Jake Scheiterlein, discovered that he and his partner had a different view of how technology should be provided to dental offices than what was offered at the time. Thus they started Sodium Dental in 2011, which offers digital x-ray sensors, panos, 3-D conebeams, and more.

One of the company’s goals is to keep prices low for dentists to enter the digital x-ray market, so one option they offer is a rental service, as well as repair services. Hall notes that people today may not want to commit to another loan, so they’ll be able to spend their money elsewhere.

Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz says that when she reopened, she experienced some technical problems and wondered if her only option was to purchase new equipment. She was relieved to learn she had options with Sodium. Hall stresses that dentists who acquire something from Sodium will receive excellent IT support.

Learn more about your equipment options from Sodium in this video discussion with Hall and Dr. Pam.

Pamela Maragliano-Muniz, DMD,is the chief editor of DentistryIQ and editorial co-director of Through the Loupes. Based in Salem, Massachusetts, Dr. Maragliano-Muniz began her clinical career as a dental hygienist. She went on to attend Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, where she earned her doctorate in dental medicine. She then attended the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Dental Medicine, where she became board-certified in prosthodontics. Dr. Maragliano-Muniz owns a private practice, Salem Dental Arts, and lectures on a variety of clinical topics. You may contact her at [email protected]

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