Monthly Archives: May 2015

Dental Fix Awards 20th Franchise in the State of Texas

Davie, Fla. – May 27th, 2015 – Dental Fix RX, a mobile dental equipment repair company, is proud to announce the signing of its most recent franchise, in Houston, Texas. It will be the company’s twentieth mobile repair van to launch in the State of Texas, and is part of an aggressive North American expansion plan calling for 500 all-new vans to be launched over the next five years.

“2014 was a record breaking year for Dental Fix as we sold 75 all-new franchises throughout North America,” said David Lopez, CEO of Dental Fix RX. “With the recent signing, I am confident that 2015 will be another year to remember.”

Since 2009, Dental Fix has been the only on-site dental equipment repair franchise in North America. Franchisees operate cutting-edge mobile repair centers to offer customized service and high-quality repairs with minimal turnaround time. The service centers also provide the largest mobile inventory in the industry.

“We currently operate nearly 150 franchises serving more than 12,000 dentists all across North America including Canada, and Mexico,” said Lopez. “The company’s success comes from major expansions with all-new master licensees and franchise owners, each of whom are given unparalleled marketing and sales support to serve their clients in the best way imaginable.”

Click here to learn more about the Dental Fix opportunity.

About Dental Fix
Established in 2009, Dental Fix combines centralized technological and account management services with a unique national network of locally owned and operated industry professionals. Each professional is equipped with “state of the art” mobile service centers. They deliver on-site personalized service for all of your practice’s repair and new equipment needs. For more information, call 800-586-0340 or visit www.dentalfixrx.com.

Dental Fix Awards 20th Franchise in the State of Texas

Davie, Fla. – May 27th, 2015 – Dental Fix RX, a mobile dental equipment repair company, is proud to announce the signing of its most recent franchise, in Houston, Texas. It will be the company’s twentieth mobile repair van to launch in the State of Texas, and is part of an aggressive North American expansion plan calling for 500 all-new vans to be launched over the next five years.

“2014 was a record breaking year for Dental Fix as we sold 75 all-new franchises throughout North America,” said David Lopez, CEO of Dental Fix RX. “With the recent signing, I am confident that 2015 will be another year to remember.”

Since 2009, Dental Fix has been the only on-site dental equipment repair franchise in North America. Franchisees operate cutting-edge mobile repair centers to offer customized service and high-quality repairs with minimal turnaround time. The service centers also provide the largest mobile inventory in the industry.

“We currently operate nearly 150 franchises serving more than 12,000 dentists all across North America including Canada, and Mexico,” said Lopez. “The company’s success comes from major expansions with all-new master licensees and franchise owners, each of whom are given unparalleled marketing and sales support to serve their clients in the best way imaginable.”

Click here to learn more about the Dental Fix opportunity.

About Dental Fix
Established in 2009, Dental Fix combines centralized technological and account management services with a unique national network of locally owned and operated industry professionals. Each professional is equipped with “state of the art” mobile service centers. They deliver on-site personalized service for all of your practice’s repair and new equipment needs. For more information, call 800-586-0340 or visit www.dentalfixrx.com.

Dental Fix Awards 6th Franchise in the State of Georgia

Davie, Fla. – May 26th, 2015 – Dental Fix RX, a mobile dental equipment repair company, is proud to announce the signing of its most recent franchise, in Conyers, Georgia. Owned and operated by Bryan Sigur, it will be the company’s sixth mobile repair van to launch in the State of Georgia, and is part of an aggressive North American expansion plan calling for 500 all-new vans to be launched over the next five years.

“2014 was a record breaking year for Dental Fix as we sold 75 all-new franchises throughout North America,” said David Lopez, CEO of Dental Fix RX. “With the recent signing of Bryan Sigur, I am confident that 2015 will be another year to remember.”

Since 2009, Dental Fix has been the only on-site dental equipment repair franchise in North America. Franchisees operate cutting-edge mobile repair centers to offer customized service and high-quality repairs with minimal turnaround time. The service centers also provide the largest mobile inventory in the industry.

“We currently operate nearly 150 franchises serving more than 12,000 dentists all across North America including Canada, and Mexico,” said Lopez. “The company’s success comes from major expansions with all-new master licensees and franchise owners, each of whom are given unparalleled marketing and sales support to serve their clients in the best way imaginable.”

Click here to learn more about the Dental Fix opportunity.
About Dental Fix
Established in 2009, Dental Fix combines centralized technological and account management services with a unique national network of locally owned and operated industry professionals. Each professional is equipped with “state of the art” mobile service centers. They deliver on-site personalized service for all of your practice’s repair and new equipment needs. For more information, call 800-586-0340 or visit www.dentalfixrx.com.

Is it time to retire your dental ultrasonic cleaner?

Infection control is a major concern in every dental practice.  The dental ultrasonic cleaner, which cleans dental instruments before sterilization, is key to proper cleaning and a malfunctioning dental ultrasonic cleaner could compromise the safety of patients and staff.  Therefore, it’s important to periodically answer the question “Is it time to retire your dental ultrasonic cleaner?”

 

To test the proper functioning of your dental ultrasonic cleaner using the foil test, follow the steps outlined below:

 

  1. Prepare your dental ultrasonic cleaner for the foil test: fill it to the “max” line mark, add a small amount of detergent to soften the water. Set the heater thermostat to 140 degrees F. or heat water in a kettle if your dental ultrasonic cleaner doesn’t have a heater.

 

  1. Run your dental ultrasonic cleaner on a cleaning cycle for ten minutes, since this combined with the heated water will expel the air in the solution to allow your dental ultrasonic cleaner to function optimally.

 

  1. Using a piece of aluminumfoil large enough to be immersed diagonally into your dental ultrasonic cleaner, run a cleaning cycle for an additional ten minutes while holding the foil close to the bottom of the dental ultrasonic cleaner.

 

  1. When the cycle is complete, remove the foil and inspect it for evidence of indentations or shreds in the foil, depending on the wattage of your dental ultrasonic cleaner. If you do not observe any such indentations, you can positively say that you need to replace or repair your dental ultrasonic cleaner.

Caring for your dental chair equipment

Dental chair equipment can be seen as the heart of a dental practice. It’s where patients get dental procedures done, and improperly functioning dental chair equipment can be a nightmare for both dentists and dental assistants. In addition to scheduling regular preventative maintenance checkups with your preferred dental chair equipment repair technicians, there are things you and your staff can do to ensure that you’re caring for your dental chair equipment.

 

At the beginning and end of each day, there should be a routine in place for checking and cleaning dental chair equipment. Filling and checking that self-contained water bottles have the right amount of water can mean the difference between proper and improper functioning of dental chair equipment. During the day staff should also keep an eye on water levels to keep dental chair equipment functioning at their optimal level. At the end of every day, suction cleaner should be run through the saliva ejector tubings and operatory HVE, and delivery unit traps should be cleaned or replaced if necessary, ensuring proper functionality of dental chair equipment the following day.

 

To ensure that dental chair equipment is functioning properly and conduct routine self-maintenance, your staff should have a kit containing everything needed for upkeep on dental chair equipment. This kit should include air compressor oil, intake valves, vacuum intake filters, traps and canisters, spare O-rings and gaskets, as well as line cleaner.   Paying attention to unusual discoloration, abnormal or loud noises emanating from dental chair equipment is important as well, so that you can consult professional technicians.

 

 

 

Dental Fix Awards 17th Franchise in the State of California

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Davie, Fla. – May 12th, 2015 – Dental Fix RX, a mobile dental equipment repair company, is proud to announce the signing of its most recent franchise, in Santee, California. Owned and operated by Steve Moore, it will be the company’s seventeenth mobile repair van to launch in the State of California, and Steve Moore’s second. The Santee franchise is part of an aggressive North American expansion plan calling for 500 all-new vans to be launched over the next five years.“2014 was a record breaking year for Dental Fix as we sold 75 all-new franchises throughout North America,” said David Lopez, CEO of Dental Fix RX. “With the recent signing of Steve Moore, I am confident that 2015 will be another year to remember.”

Since 2009, Dental Fix has been the only on-site dental equipment repair franchise in North America. Franchisees operate cutting-edge mobile repair centers to offer customized service and high-quality repairs with minimal turnaround time. The service centers also provide the largest mobile inventory in the industry.

“We currently operate nearly 149 franchises serving more than 12,000 dentists all across North America including Canada, and Mexico,” said Lopez. “The company’s success comes from major expansions with all-new master licensees and franchise owners, each of whom are given unparalleled marketing and sales support to serve their clients in the best way imaginable.”

Click here to learn more about the Dental Fix opportunity.About Dental Fix
Established in 2009, Dental Fix combines centralized technological and account management services with a unique national network of locally owned and operated industry professionals. Each professional is equipped with “state of the art” mobile service centers. They deliver on-site personalized service for all of your practice’s repair and new equipment needs. For more information, call 800-586-0340 or visit www.dentalfixrx.com.

More than 11,000 Dentist Offices Now Using Dental Fix RX

National mobile dental repair franchise, Dental Fix RX, hits milestone customer base in less than six years
Davie, Fla. – May 10th, 2015 – Dental Fix RX, a mobile dental equipment repair franchise company, now provides regular services to more than 11,000 dentist offices across the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The announcement comes less than three months after the franchise business broke the 10,000 customer mark and less than six years after its initial founding.

“2014 was a record breaking year for Dental Fix RX. We opened 75 all-new franchise territories throughout North America, including Mexico and Canada,” said David Lopez, CEO of Dental Fix RX. “Now that we are serving more than 11,000 dental customers company wide, it is safe to say we are moving increasingly closer to our overall goal of dominating the North American dental service industry.”Following its founding in 2009, Dental Fix RX launched its first franchise operators in 2010. By the end of 2012, the franchise company was operating mobile repair vans in approximately 20 U.S. markets and servicing nearly 1,700 customers. One year later, Dental Fix’s customer base nearly doubled and by the end of the third quarter of 2014, the franchise continued to increase by surpassing 8,000 customers only to break the 10,000 mark in early February, 2015.

“Our growth is not only due to our constantly improving franchise model, but we at Dental Fix have quickly become a fully comprehensive source and solution for all dental equipment needs as well as a one call source for repairs,” said Lopez. “Our customers benefit from low lead time and immediate emergency response which reduces downtime in offices much better than our competitors which allows Dentists the ability to focus on their business and their craft.”

Dental Fix RX is currently the only on-site dental equipment repair franchise in North America, offering customers customized service that produces high-quality repairs in a short amount of time. Built around a franchise model that has increased the company’s resource base for technical support, parts and equipment, each Dental Fix owner receives extensive and professional training before, during and after their launch dates. Dental customers receive onsite repairs for their complex equipment, including handpieces, with zero travel charges incurred and free estimates offered in order to provide a risk free and cost effective solution.

To find out more about Dental Fix RX franchises, visit http://www.dentalfixrx.com/franchise/.

About Dental Fix
Founded in 2009, Dental Fix combines centralized technological and account management services with a unique national network of locally owned and operated industry professionals. Each professional is equipped with “state of the art” mobile service centers. They deliver on-site personalized service for all of your practice’s repair and new equipment needs. For more information, call 800-586-0340 or visit www.dentalfixrx.com.

More than 11,000 Dentist Offices Now Using Dental Fix RX

DFX_Website_logoNational mobile dental repair franchise, Dental Fix RX, hits milestone customer base in less than six years

 

Davie, Fla. – May 10th, 2015 – Dental Fix RX, a mobile dental equipment repair franchise company, now provides regular services to more than 11,000 dentist offices across the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The announcement comes less than three months after the franchise business broke the 10,000 customer mark and less than six years after its initial founding.

“2014 was a record breaking year for Dental Fix RX. We opened 75 all-new franchise territories throughout North America, including Mexico and Canada,” said David Lopez, CEO of Dental Fix RX. “Now that we are serving more than 11,000 dental customers company wide, it is safe to say we are moving increasingly closer to our overall goal of dominating the North American dental service industry.”

Following its founding in 2009, Dental Fix RX launched its first franchise operators in 2010. By the end of 2012, the franchise company was operating mobile repair vans in approximately 20 U.S. markets and servicing nearly 1,700 customers. One year later, Dental Fix’s customer base nearly doubled and by the end of the third quarter of 2014, the franchise continued to increase by surpassing 8,000 customers only to break the 10,000 mark in early February, 2015.

“Our growth is not only due to our constantly improving franchise model, but we at Dental Fix have quickly become a fully comprehensive source and solution for all dental equipment needs as well as a one call source for repairs,” said Lopez. “Our customers benefit from low lead time and immediate emergency response which reduces downtime in offices much better than our competitors which allows Dentists the ability to focus on their business and their craft.”

Dental Fix RX is currently the only on-site dental equipment repair franchise in North America, offering customers customized service that produces high-quality repairs in a short amount of time. Built around a franchise model that has increased the company’s resource base for technical support, parts and equipment, each Dental Fix owner receives extensive and professional training before, during and after their launch dates. Dental customers receive onsite repairs for their complex equipment, including handpieces, with zero travel charges incurred and free estimates offered in order to provide a risk free and cost effective solution.

To find out more about Dental Fix RX franchises, visit http://www.dentalfixrx.com/franchise/.

About Dental Fix
Founded in 2009, Dental Fix combines centralized technological and account management services with a unique national network of locally owned and operated industry professionals. Each professional is equipped with “state of the art” mobile service centers. They deliver on-site personalized service for all of your practice’s repair and new equipment needs. For more information, call 800-586-0340 or visit www.dentalfixrx.com.

4 reasons to keep up with your dental handpiece maintenance schedule

Dental handpieces can be considered to be the core of any dental practice, and failure to engage in proper dental handpiece maintenance can be detrimental. If your handpieces aren’t functioning properly, you can run into a host of problems that could have been prevented with regular dental handpiece maintenance. This article provides you with 4 reasons to keep up with your dental handpiece maintenance schedule.

 

  1. Dental handpieces could possibly be the most used tool in every dentist’s practice, so naturally there will be wear and tear associated with constant daily use. Scheduling regular dental handpiece maintenance can help prolong the life of your handpieces and ensure quality dental work for your patients.

 

  1. Regularly lubricating and purging your dental handpiece systems should be an integral part of your dental handpiece maintenance You and your staff can ensure that your dental handpieces are in top condition and prevent failure by following manufacturer’s directions for cleaning and sterilization.

 

  1. Dental handpiece maintenance involves realizing that the problem may need to be addressed by a professional. You should schedule dental handpiece maintenance with your preferred company since ignoring the issue could lead to loss of productivity and money when you find yourself having to purchase new dental handpieces.

 

  1. You may be tempted to disassemble the handpiece if you think there’s an internal problem, but this is strongly advised against unless you’ve had training in dental handpiece maintenance and repair. Instead, be sure to inform your preferred company so they can assist you with dental handpiece maintenance.

 

 

WXXI-NEWS: Professional Tinkerer Helps Boost Rochester Dental Revenue

Gary McHale of Buffalo is one of two Dental Fix RX franchisees in Western New York.  McHale rides around from dentist to dentist in a state-of-the-art white van, making daily stops in Rochester, and fixing  hand pieces, chairs, compressors, and X-Ray systems among other things. Dental Fix RX is a national mobile dental repair company and its slogan “The Faster Fix” is splashed in paint across the side of the van.

“Most companies are going to take the hand piece and send it away to a repair shop and so they’re looking at two to four days at least, shipping, repair time, getting it back, and transportation time. We can fix it the same day,” McHale says.

And he does just that, sitting right outside in the dentist’s parking lot. If he doesn’t have a particular part in stock, McHale says he can have it shipped to him overnight. Perhaps what most intrigues customers is that Dental Fix RX is less expensive than most other dental maintenance and repair options. Typically it costs around $300 to $400 for most repairs, with prices increasing for more elaborate work.

Of course, this cheaper fix helps the dentists with their bottom line. Keeping more money in their pockets enables these professionals to expand their business opportunities and open up new revenue streams. When McHale’s mobile business launched in April, Dr. William Leicht at Oak Orchard Medical in Brockport, New York didn’t hesitate to give his services a try.

 Dental Fix RX franchise owner, Gary McHale, provides Rochester area dentists with prompt, on-site equipment service and repair. Credit SASHA-ANN SIMONS/WXXI NEWS


Dental Fix RX franchise owner, Gary McHale, provides Rochester area dentists with prompt, on-site equipment service and repair.
Credit SASHA-ANN SIMONS/WXXI NEWS

“You’re using one [hand piece] on every single patient. Each dentist probably has four hand pieces, because they’re constantly getting autoclaved in between patients. With the wear and tear on them, they need maintenance on a regular basis,” Leicht says.

Dental Fix RX was founded back in 2009 and now has nearly 200 franchisees providing service to dentist offices across the United States, Canada and Mexico.

After working for more than a decade as an executive in the gaming industry, McHale might seem as though he is now out of his element. But it’s his passion for tinkering and years spent as a carpenter and electrician that led him to this unique opportunity. The challenge, for now, is getting his brand new business off the ground. And if it grows the way he thinks it will, McHale plans to bring one or two employees along for the ride.

“This is not a get rich quick scheme, which I like. It’s challenging. There’s been some times where I’ve had to go door to door with my little tin cup and knock on the door and say ‘Hey would you like someone to fix your dental equipment for you?’ But it’s fun,” he adds.