Before Buying any Equipment Check List.
1/ Is it the latest Technology?
If it does not have Ultrasonic Technology it is old surpassed technology.
Beware of old LED technology ‘dumping’, it is rife at the moment.
2/ Can the machine be serviced in NZ rather than sent back to some overseas supplier at YOUR cost, often more than $NZD1,000?
3/ Are parts still available?
Parts for some older whitening lights are no longer available.
See Our Specialist Service Department
4/ Does the supplier offer ‘Hands-On’ mentored professional training?
Note: Handbook, DVD, Video, YouTube, etc training can be very DANGEROUS. It is how most costly mistakes are made and why for NZCTWA Registered Practitioner Certification you now must provide evidence of ‘hands-on’ MENTORED training according to NZ Law.
If not, the NZCTWTA Practitioner Registration training cost is $1,450 + GST per person. Two trainees from the same company save $900 + GST.
Special Rate $2,350 + GST for two.
5/ Is the Gel delivered to the Teeth directly, or by some outdated tray?
Tray delivery is probably the worst way of whitening teeth because the gel can squish up onto gums causing gum irritation. Moreover, some tray delivery systems use foam strips that block the light from reaching teeth. This can produce a mottled effect on results.
6/ Does the suppliers whitening gel contain MEDICAL Grade Hydrogen Peroxide rather than cheap Food Grade Peroxide that could cause issues for you. Such as mottled results, Gum Blanching, Sensitivity issues. etc
How much Gel does your machine use?
New technology Ultrasonic machines not only produce whiter results in a shorter time but you use up to 60% less Whitening Gel.
Say you do just 250 Whitening’s each year. That’s a saving of at least $2,500 every year
7/ Is the Equipment a Registered Medical Professional device or just a weaker ‘Salon Grade’ machine that can take as much as twice as long causing client discomfort. Salon Grade Machines can be outdated technology being ‘dumped’ upon the unaware. Some about as powerful as putting an LED torch in your mouth and expecting Professional Results
AND, if they say Red and/or Green LED’s other than Blue are used, treat it as a ‘red flag’. Only a Blue Frequency of 480-520 nm will activate the whitening gel to produce the redox required to bleach staining effectively. Such gimmicky toys have no place in a Professional Dental office
Do you have an Importer Code from the MIBE?
If not, you will need to apply 2-weeks before your shipment arrives.
Customs won’t release your shipment until you have this.
In addition, your Shipping Company may charge you demurrage (cost of holding) if more than a couple of days.
Have you factored in…
> GST you will pay at the NZ Border?
> Shipping Costs?
> NZ Customs Costs?
> Demurrage if charged?
> NZ courier cost from NZ import entry point to your clinic?
Do your homework before importing