Equipment and Supplies
What supplies, instruments, and small equipment are needed for a dental clinic?
To provide a starting point for determining what supplies and instruments are needed, a supply/instrument list based on a per dentist requirement was developed using Indian Health Service criteria. When ordering supplies, a master order list should be developed. An example of an ordering checklist is provided. Although you will not need all of the supplies and instruments listed, it can serve as a comprehensive list to start from. A list of this type also serves as a good way to track what supplies and instruments have been ordered.
The first year is the most expensive for supplies
because you need to purchase start-up supplies, and then purchase replacement
supplies monthly. From the second year on, only replacement supply costs
are major expenses, with an occasional purchase of a new instrument or
new piece of equipment.