kind of support will I receive when I am in business for myself?
will take home a comprehensive set of reference manuals covering
all aspects of operating your business, along with a set of
technical videos. You enjoy unlimited toll free telephone
and email support for a year, and you may send us any difficult
handpieces to repair for you. Our restricted web site offers
a host of valuable resources, along with regular technical
and industry updates, to keep you informed on the state of
the art. You may benefit from volume purchase savings on parts
and proprietary marketing materials. We also provide a menu
of optional services that you may choose for an additional
charge. You select the level of support you require.
is the Strategic Alliance?
When you join Handpiece Express you become part of our dynamic
team of business owners. There are tremendous benefits to
belonging to a group of like minded individuals. We share
marketing ideas and technical tips. Our Allies participate
in cooperative printing, marketing development, and often
assist each other at trade shows. Our annual meeting and monthly
conference calls provide a platform for ongoing training and
continued growth and creativity.
much profit is there in a repair?
for a high speed rebuild cost $14, the retail price is $79
to $89 yielding a gross profit margin of 85%. Parts for a
low speed rebuild cost $60 with a retail price of $159 yielding
a gross margin of 60%. High speed handpieces account for 70%
of all service performed.
long does it take to repair a handpiece?
typical high speed handpiece takes about fifteen minutes to
rebuild. A low speed repair is more complex and may take thirty
minutes to an hour.
much space do I need for my office?
will need a dedicated space of only 100 square feet, a bedroom
or basement area is all that is needed. See
often does a handpiece need to be repaired?
a result of mandatory heat sterilization between uses, a high
speed handpiece may need to be rebuilt every six months to
one year. Every dental office has 6-10 handpieces in use,
that means at least one rebuild per high speed every year.
is a typical day like?
start my workday finishing any repairs left over from the
previous day. I do paperwork or pick up and deliver handpieces
until 10:00 when I get my incoming repairs from the PO box.
I process all the high speeds first to ensure same day service
and then work on low speeds until 3:30 when UPS picks up.
During any free time I make sales calls on prospective new
will training be like?
travel to our shop for one week of “reality based”
training. While here, you will actively participate in all
aspects of operating our business. Training will focus on
technical repair skills, marketing techniques, and the systems
necessary to operate your own small business. You will repair
actual handpieces received from our clients and spend time
with us making sales calls. You may return for a second week
of training in the future at no additional cost.
is my service area?
we will establish your exclusive protected territory containing
up to 1,200 dentists. We will not locate anyone else inside
your area. Unlike a franchise, there are no restrictions on
where you do business, be as large or as small as you like.
I start part time?
you have some flexibility in your schedule, starting part
time will work, however full time efforts will produce greater