Here is the long awaited new addition to my surgery!
So after a trip to Ikea and then subsequently a bit of customisation with the circular saw I finally have a TV in the surgery and a proper place for it to live.
I did originally plan to mount the TV on the wall but after some initial investigations I decided to put it on this cabinet for 2 main reasons. One is that this gives me much needed additional storage space in the surgery and the second is that this means I don't have to drill into a wall that has the wiring for an X ray unit on the other side!
It is going down really well with patients so far. People really take notice of it and showing pts their photos on this scale seems to have such a big impact. Kids also really like the other options apart from photo demonstration such as the aquarium mode!
I have created a basic slideshow of my work just by using the PicJointer app on my iPad which allows you to have multiple different collage modes and easily setting the photos to the 16:9 aspect ratio of the TV. I like the fact that I can easily add my logo to the photos because it helps to reinforce to patients watching it that this is all my work rather than either just stock photos or photos of work done by other dentists in the practice. Another unexpected benefit from having the slideshow running is that it really helps to remind me that I have done quite a bit of work I am very proud of. It is so easy for us to dwell on our shortcomings and not make a big enough deal over the successes.
If you have a TV in your surgery please show us a quick photo of your setup. If you haven't got one yet I would strongly suggest you look into getting one. It really has been a lot simpler and less expensive than I thought it would be. The one I ended up going for was this one here: http://amzn.to/2sEIBUG You can get fancier TVs but this does everything I need, is 4K ready and is half the price of many others by some of the big brands. This is 49". To give you an idea of scale my supersize iPad Pro is in one of the photos which looks tiny!
Dr Chris Harper