All medical products, whether it is the prescribed drugs or the hand pieces that practicing general and specialist medical professionals are utilizing, need to be working at all times. You can only imagine the consequences of handpiece parts and products failing the practitioner and his or her patient in the middle of a procedure or surgical operation. Dental technologists will have an important role to play in ensuring that all dentists and orthodontists’ inventories are in good working order and up to date.
But such technologists, while they may be practicing miracle workers, cannot be expected to treat all their medical clients with kid gloves. You can only imagine the large volumes of work orders they will be expected to fulfil. Even so, a service-oriented company will be well-placed to advise its medical clients ahead of time when their next maintenance inspections are due. Such inspections are non-negotiable as it ensures that all working instruments and its related parts remain in good working order.
If in the event the technologists find fault with any of the instruments they are inspecting, they will more than likely proceed with the repair thereof. There will more than likely be a service agreement in place that allows the technologists to utilize own initiative and act accordingly on behalf of their clients. Technologists are also at the coalface in terms of the design and development of new technologies and the medical instruments that need to accompany these.
And in the event of any emergency, medical practitioners are always able to alert their technologists when instruments break down and need to be repaired or replaced with as little downtime as possible. You can only imagine what long lags could do, particularly when lives are at stake.