For Gisle, the choice of dental unit has been obvious from the very beginning. He happily explains why has chosen XO units over other brands.
“Having a clinic in a remote location you got to have reliable units”, says Gisle about his 4 XO units. “It is important that your workday is free of worries of a unit breakdown.”
Another important aspect in Gisle’s specific situation is the need of being a specialist in many dental disciplines. Thus, he is competent in surgery, prosthetics as well as orthodontic treatments. Such an arrangement can prove very fulfilling as Gisle describes it:
“I think this is the main reason why I still love practicing dentistry. No two days are the same. I need to be a specialist in every discipline myself. Since surgeons and orthodontic experts are located quite far away, I have to do everything myself and do the best I can.”
Given the fact that Gisle´s dental clinic is located so remotely, this could create a challenge in attracting the right talent to become part of Gisle´s team.
“Luckily, my dental team is recruited locally and consist of an additional two dentists and three dental assistants. They bring new knowledge and together with my experience, we make a very good team. I feel like a “seventh father of the house” from the Norwegian fairy-tale. My hope is that they will replace me when I retire.”, explains Gisle.