Dental Equipment Supplies – 4 Common Misconceptions

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Everyone loves to find a great deal, even dental professionals looking to buy dental equipment supplies. Irrespective of whether they’re purchasing directly from a retailer/wholesaler or a third party marketplace, the idea remains the same – that is to buy quality products with the right features at an affordable price.

Unfortunately, there are some false notions contained within this, so in this article, we’re going to debunk 4 of the most common misconceptions surrounding the purchase of dental supplies and equipment.


Misconception #1 – Buying dental supplies online is too much of a risk

Let’s face it, cost savings are important, especially to providers of dental services. This is the very reason that many opportunities to sell dental products have opened up online, but is it really too much of a risk to buy products from an online retailer?

The problem lies in the fact that there is a wide number of third party retailers who trade off successful platforms like Amazon and eBay. In these cases, the risk is not entirely unfounded, especially when the buyer is unsure of whom they are purchasing from.

Of course, this can result in receiving sub-standard dental supplies or purchasing dental equipment that simply doesn’t comply with the Australian Dental Industry Association or those enforced by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).


What’s the solution?

Ensure you know who you are buying from and make certain that the dental supplies or equipment you intend to purchase, meet with current guidelines. Do this and you won’t go far wrong. What’s more, you’ll probably save yourself some money in the process.


Misconception #2 –The more sophisticated and high-end your dental equipment supplies are, the better job it will do

There is a common misconception that the more sophisticated and high-end your dental equipment is, the better job it will do, but this is simply not the case.

It’s very easy to get swept along with the latest ‘bells and whistles’  but more often than not, these come at a price.

dental supplies dental equipment supplies critical dental australiaThe question is… why pay for technology that you don’t particularly need?

Instead, look at the job you want the product to do and as long as it does exactly this and meets Australian Dental Industry standards, then it’s highly unlikely that patients are going to examine your dental supplies and turn away because they simply aren’t fancy enough.

As long the product helps you to continue to provide great treatment for your patients, then this is what matters the most.


Misconception 3 – Utilising used dental equipment and supplies is a false investment

This is one misconception that divides many dental practice owners as some have the idea that buying second hand or refurbished dental equipment and supplies is likely to cost them more money in the long term. In truth, however, buying used or refurbished equipment like x-ray machines or dental mirrors is a perfectly safe and wise way to buy the dental equipment you need without it costing the earth.

Top tip – Always purchase from a reputable company or dealer and always consider the health and safety aspect of the used or refurbished dental equipment you intend to buy. Get these two aspects right and you won’t go far wrong.


Misconception 4 – Cheaper dental equipment and supplies equates to poorer quality

The fourth and final misconception is the fact that when it comes to dental supplies, you always get what you pay for.

In some cases, this may be true, especially when buying online from third party sites selling unknown products from China. However, the point to note here is that cheaper doesn’t always equate to a lesser quality product.

Take Critical Dental, for example. We have been supplying dental equipment and dental supplies to Australian businesses online for twenty years. During that time, we’ve built up a good rapport with many of the top industry brands. As a result, we’re able to offer great deals on quality equipment – sometimes far cheaper than you will find anywhere else.

Also, because we’re an online retailer, we’re able to pass the savings we make on overheads like premises rental, utilities and additional staff costs, directly onto the customer. So the result is quality dental supplies at a great price.

To find out more about how Critical Dental can help you, why not download our latest catalogue today. In addition to our already competitive prices, we also have weekly deals across many items. Moreover, we have an experienced team who can help answer any of your questions regarding particular dental equipment and supplies, specifications or any delivery questions you might have.


So if you want value for money, coupled with great customer service, then get in touch with us at (02) 8883 0674. We look forward to becoming your ’go-to’ dental equipment supplier of choice.

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