What is Your Dashboard Telling You?
We tend to take our car dashboards for granted. When you think about it, they do a great job of giving us on the spot feedback of the most critical information, in real time, to give us the opportunity to course-correct in an instant.
If we’re going too fast or our fuel is running low we know how to respond right away. These days dashboard readouts with their GPS functionality, have become so sophisticated they can tell us instantly when we’re veering off course on our way to a destination.
Wouldn’t it be great if you had that kind of instant feedback in the practice? What if, among the 20 patients you see in a day, there are four who present with issues that require more thought and research—cases where you need to draw on more resources? What if you had all those resources and all the information at your fingertips, at the moment you needed it? No after-hours research, no return appointments necessary. Just the information you need when you need it.
That’s where I think the future of dentistry is taking us. Like everything else in our information society, it’s going to be all about on-demand, quick response. We’re starting to see it already in the way dental technology is becoming more “in-the-moment” focused. And I’m proud to say Spear Education is leading the way with services like our revolutionary digital Case Assistant. Plug in your data for a challenging case; get instant expert analysis and recommendations.
I believe that all dentists should embrace these kinds of opportunities the new digital world offers. After all, why would you want anything less than a full- service, instant-readout dashboard? Anything else is just driving blind.