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How to determine the ROI of dental digital radiography equipment


When it comes to ROI, there are few technology stories more compelling than digital radiography.When it comes to ROI, there are few technology stories more compelling than digital radiography.

When it comes to ROI, there are few technology stories more compelling than digital radiography.

DEXIS, the company behind DEXIS Platinum sensors as well as the new DEXIS Imaging Suite 10.0.5 and the new DEXIS go mobile application, shared these compelling numbers:

If the typical sole practitioner takes an average of 800 x-rays a month, considering a four-day work-week, based on the 2012 average materials costs of $0.61 per x-ray*, the monthly cost is $488. Compare that to the DEXIS Mobile Solution** at $307 per month.

Interested in what your actual costs are? Consult your practice management software for the number of films your team took last month, and then “Do The Math.” You can find the DEXIS “Do The Math” calculator at dexray.com/dexcalc/.

* $0.37 film, $0.07 mounts, $0.11 chemistry, $0.06 disposal per film

** 60-month lease, 5.69% with $1.00 buyout.


Dr. Brad Durham on DEXIS

I have used the DEXIS system so long, I can hardly remember using film-based radiography. Here’s what I learned:

When I do the math, my system paid for itself in the savings in film, chemicals and processor costs in less than 2 years. When you add in the savings in labor costs, it’s even faster.

But consider the “uncalculated intangibles” that are much more valuable:

With its large images, digital x-ray increases patient understanding so treatment plans are more likely to be accepted. The result is that you are doing more dentistry, the dentistry you like to do! Saving on expenses is good; more income is better!


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