Besides cleaning teeth and checking on dental health, it’s important for dental offices to get their patients in, checked out and on their way. Two way radios are a great way to keep communication efficient inside of a dental office. Walkie talkies help hygienists, dentists and office managers create a more efficient environment inside a dental practice and get more patients through their doors each day without sacrificing quality attention to each patient. Below are a select group of walkie talkies that are commonly used in dental practices throughout the country. Each two-way radio has different advantages and they can be mixed and matched for different situations.
Generally we will recommend the Motorola CLP series — a 1 watt radio perfect for nearly any size dental practice — because of its size, shape and design. A large push to talk button allows you to easily mash it to open up the line of communication whenever you need to chat. It also comes with a headset in the box, so no need to worry about extra accessories.
If the CLP is a little out of your price range, the Kenwood PKT23 is another great option. Sitting at about the same size as the CLP, although not the same shape, the PKT23 has 1.5 watts of power and can easily be paired with a variety of headsets.
Additionally, the Kenwood TK3230DX and Motorola CLS series are a couple of other popular radios used in dental practices.
Many people also like to pair their set of the Motorola CLP radios with a CLS series walkie talkie for a front office attendant to use — because they do not need a headset to function, like the CLP does.