Interview with Chris
What made you seek out Quoris3D?
I had known Quoris3D founder, James Hamill, since dental school and had seen him posting some of the work he was doing, which piqued my interest. However, it was really feedback from colleagues concerning the accuracy and efficiency of the product that really got my attention.
So, it wasn’t product driven then?
It was initially product driven. The CHROME GuidedSMILE product is excellent in its concept and, once you have seen and felt it in action, you just know it has been thought through by some very clever people. In saying that, the product itself soon became secondary; it was what the product did for my business that has been game changing.
So, for instance, once I have submitted the information required (DICOM, STL and photos, etc.), the information is checked by the team at Quoris3D, which is led by dentists and technicians.
Once that is all approved, I am sent an invitation to a planning meeting. Thirty minutes after the planning meeting is finished, I have a full patient plan for a full-arch reconstruction, which I sign off. Right off the bat, the time saving for me, and the group, are immense.
The added beauty from a litigation perspective is, across the group, we get the same planning report with a copy of the live planning video each time, showing that the plan was carefully thought out and documented, which for a small dental group like ours is such a bonus.
That sounds like a no-brainer. So, the planning was the hook that got you in?
Not on its own, no. Again, thinking as a group, it was the patient chair time that really struck a chord. We are saving, on average, eight hours’ patient chair time over the entire treatment per patient. When I look at doing 50 arches in 12 months as an example, that equates to 400 hours of patient chairside saving. The benefit for each patient is obvious, however 400 hours for a small dental group to be “FOUND” in an instant by switching to the CHROME GuidedSMILE workflow was clearly one of the big benefits. That basically released 50 days of chair time for me and helped reduce our patient waiting times. The other benefit is that the costs are constant.
You would recommend it then?
Well, I’d obviously like to keep my competitive advantage here, but it really is a no-brainer for a dental practice.
Chris’ time and costings for a single arch are shown in these tables. The numbers are impressive, and even more so when multiplied by the 50 cases he mentions.