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NOV
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Maximising your Practice Management System

Maximising your Practice Management System

The vast majority of dental practices in the UK have some form of practice management software. It’s important to uses these systems to their full potential in order to truly maximise return on investment.

 

Organisation for All

It is not unusual for a dental business to operate from several geographical locations. This can create challenges in terms of communication and co-ordination from one site to another. The premium practice management systems currently on the market can easily cater for such situations; they allow “multiple clinic set-ups” meaning information is held on one central system that can be accessed from any approved location.

It is not just multiple sites that can test the effectiveness of communication channels in a business, but also the management of every member of the dental team’s diary. Dental care professionals, treatment co-ordinators, oral health educators and even practice managers are taking on greater responsibilities and so have more duties when it comes to caring for and communicating with patients. It is therefore essential that the practice management software is accessible to the whole dental team and can incorporate each individual’s schedule, whether they be a clinical or non-clinical professional.

 

Patient Recalls and Communication

Patients are more dental-savvy now than ever before and with greater understanding of the options available come higher expectations and the greater need for clear and effective communication from the professional team.  Many systems allow for patient records to be sent to them via email and with accompanying e-material, such as information leaflets to aide treatment explanations and encourage informed consent. Cutting-edge practice management software can also make the patient recall process run smoothly if fully utilised, with minimal need for user intervention. Once a patient’s communication preference has been selected, the recare cycle can be highly automated helping to improve on revisit frequency.  The patient record will display when the recare appointment has been booked or an alert will be sent when it is due.

Further considerations when choosing a practice management system for your practice might include the reputation of the provider, as well as the training and on-going technical support available for the team. The CS R4+ practice management software from Carestream Dental, for example, offers outstanding customer service alongside all the benefits outlined above, plus the capability of delivering real-time data for highly accurate practice performance analysis. Find out more today.

 

For more information, contact Carestream Dental on 0800 169 9692 or visit www.carestreamdental.co.uk

For the latest news and updates, follow us on Twitter @CarestreamDentl and Facebook

 

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It’s an Official First for Forward Thinking Team at UK Based Systems for Dentists

It’s an Official First for Forward Thinking Team at UK Based Systems for Dentists

 

 

Systems for Dentists, leading UK dental practice management software specialists are breaking new ground as the first dental practice management software company to gain accreditation in Scotland for use of their Wireless Signature Pad technology in Scotland as a replacement of the paper GP17pr form.

The enterprising company are delighted to offer the solution to their rapidly expanding client base.

The accreditation allows Systems for Dentists to release the product for live use to dental practices from today, the 28th of July 2016. That’s fantastic news for Dentists in Scotland who will now officially be able to use the technology to capture patient signatures electronically as acceptable evidence of a patient’s status for payment toward NHS treatment, willingness to have treatment and confirmation that they have received dental treatment under the NHS in Scotland.

Ryszard Jurowski Managing Director said today:

“We have been involved in this innovation from the very beginning, having assisted with the piloting of electronic signatures for this function. Many of our clients have been excited about finally being free of copious amount of paper, costly and time-consuming filing processes; which with our system, they can now replace with an efficient, robust and secure solution. I am delighted to be able to offer our clients this extra service, and look forward to hearing more success stories from our current and future clients.”

In addition to their Wireless Signature Pad, Systems for Dentists offer a fully featured and agile dental practice management system, which offers clients the benefits of reducing administration times, providing the perfect operational platform to assist accurate claiming of NHS Dental charges and increase dental practice productivity.

 

 

For further information contact:

Nathan Ross at Systems for Dentists

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Direct line; 0845 643 2828

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NOV
23

The role of robots in righting smiles

The role of robots in righting smiles

How can the intervention of robots possibly make orthodontic treatment more personal and precise – especially when the robots are overseas? Orthodontic specialist Asif Chatoo knows from experience that they do.

 

The founder of the London Lingual Orthodontic Clinic, the UK’s first orthodontic practice dedicated to lingual braces, he has treated around 250 patients over two years with the groundbreaking Suresmile software. His clinic is one of only 3 centres in the world dedicated to lingual using Suresmile for lingual braces.

 

What’s unusual about Suresmile is the use of robots for the bending of wires. Needless to say, Asif sends a prescription to the robot, precise to a fraction of a millimetre because he has planned the treatment according to the software’s 3D design function.

 

Asif builds up the 3D digital image of the patient’s teeth using a small optical scanner about the size of an electric toothbrush. Assisted by a mirror, it takes thousands of pictures in just a few seconds to create the digital record of the teeth and their roots. These are integrated with X-rays and photographs so that every detail of every tooth is recorded.

 

He said: “With digital technology, you get so much detail. From the moment treatment starts, I know how the teeth will move and what will happen at each stage.”

 

Patients appreciate the software too, he says, because he can explain how the brackets and wires will work and the patient can visualise their smile at the end of the treatment. This gives the patient the opportunity to be part of the planning.

 

It’s not uncommon, says Asif, for patients to ask for small variations as the treatment nears its end. “This isn’t a problem. Being able to design custom made wires gives me the ability to finesse the final tooth movements to achieve exactly what the patient and referring dentist want. In other words, the digital software gives me control, freedom and flexibility.”

 

The Suresmile system was created by Orametrix which has its head office in Dallas, USA as well as offices in Germany with robots in both locations. It’s one of several lingual systems that Asif uses so he can offer patients a range of options. He has recently started providing bespoke aligners for mild treatments. These plastic aligners are designed by Asif and printed on a 3D printer.

 

The London Lingual Orthodontic Clinic was established by Asif 10 years ago with Didier Fillion as an associate. Asif is the only UK orthodontist to be accredited by both the World and European Societies of Orthodontics He is the current Secretary of the European Society of Lingual Orthodontics and a founder member of the British Lingual Orthodontic Society.

 

For more information, contact Caroline Holland on 020 8679 9595/07974 731396

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NOV
08

Dentistry Right Here, Right Now

Dentistry Right Here, Right Now

A key defining factor of life today is that we’re all connected in ways our forefathers were not. The Truman show film released in 1998, depicted the world in an unfamiliar, fantastic way, which is what made the subject matter so intriguing. However, are we really that far away from that fantasy world today? We may not be being watched in our own homes 24/7 but we are just a click, a text, a tweet or a Skype call away from anyone we choose to connect with, anywhere in the world, at any time.

 

Technology, coupled with a social media explosion has meant that real time information is no longer a figment of our over active imaginations, it’s here and constantly developing. Everyday, live data is served up in many guises via digital applications covering diet and fitness through to bus timetables. Many businesses are recognising the endless benefits of capturing this kind of data. Online news sites can post two headlines for the same feature, monitor the interest generated and within minutes discard the less popular, optimising their online hits. They stay one step ahead in an increasingly competitive environment by not only communicating to readers in real time but by enhancing the product  (editors receive immediate data and respond accordingly).

 

Dental practices accessing live data can reap similar benefits in terms of workflow and profitability. In 2009, the British Dental Association ran a survey to calculate the amount of hours lost for practices by Failures to Attend (FTA). It recorded an average of 81 hours per dentist over the year, with an astounding rise to an average of 111 hours where those practices had no reminder system in place[i]. This is equivalent to three weeks of back-to-back treatments so can any practice afford to ignore appointment management?

 

There is now software available offering the continual stream of information and communication between your practice and patient base. This fully automated system takes care of appointment fixing, credit card processing, and crucially, reminding patients to attend. Covering the four focal points of chair occupancy, treatment planning, appointment confirmation and patient recare, this real-time information helps to monitor and manage appointments efficiently. Staff are then free to instantly respond to situations as they occur, keeping schedules at optimum efficiency.

 

Carestream Dental can provide this real time data via the new fully automated Springboard feature of the CS R4+ practice management software. Because the system immediately undertakes time-consuming administration, Springboard enables a continual, fluid workflow. In return, resources and skills are applied to the areas where they’re required where they’re most needed – attending to patients.

 

For more information, contact Carestream Dental on 0800 169 9692 or visit www.carestreamdental.co.uk

For all the latest news and updates, follow us on Twitter @CarestreamDentl and Facebook 

 

 



[i] BDA Policy and Research – Fail to Attend Research, December 2010 https://www.bda.org/dentists/policy-campaigns/research/workforce-finance/gp/Documents/failure_to_attend_research_2010.pdf (Accessed 9th June, 2015)

 

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NOV
04

No compromise | Carestream Dental

No compromise  |  Carestream Dental

With an in-depth understanding of the daily demands faced by modern clinicians, Carestream Dental offers an array of flexible solutions to suit the way you work.

 

The CS Adapt module allows you to define and customise images in whatever way you wish. Up to six pre-set filter options are available for you to choose between, enabling each image to be presented in a format that best suits the individual case.

 

The intuitive library-style programme facilitates easy browsing, image selection and the choice of filters ensures faster and more accurate diagnostics every time.

 

Available to use with various imaging solutions from Carestream Dental, including the CS 8100, CS 8100 3D, CS 9000 and CS 9300 systems, CS Adapt image processing is ideal in a wide variety of situations.

 

What’s more, you can be confident that the customer service delivered by Carestream Dental will be second-to-none, enabling you to make the very most of your innovations.

 

Don’t compromise the way you work when employing new systems – discover CS Adapt.

 

For more information, contact Carestream Dental on 0800 169 9692 or visit www.carestreamdental.co.uk

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NOV
02

Tip of the Iceberg

Tip of the Iceberg

Representing the very latest in dental practice management software is the CS R4+ from Carestream Dental featuring Springboard.

 

Operating in real-time, the intuitive software delivers live data on key KPIs so you know exactly how your business is performing at any given time. At a glance you’ll better understand your practice’s chair occupancy, treatment pan uptake rate, appointment confirmations and effectiveness of recare programmes in place.

 

The CS R4+ can be easily and fully integrated with any imaging or patient communication programmes and technologies you employ, so that a smooth and seamless workflow can be enjoyed by all members of the team. Popular solutions from Carestream Dental include the eSignatures module, Appointmentor Online Booking System, Text Messaging Service and AutoPost, each optimising security and convenience for both patients and professionals.

 

The team at Carestream Dental are also committed to the business corporate programme, eXceed, so you can trust in the high standard of service and support you will receive with any and all new innovations.

 

Discover the CS R4+ practice management software and all its benefits for yourself today.

 

For more information, contact Carestream Dental on 0800 169 9692 or visit www.carestreamdental.co.uk

For all the latest news and updates, follow us on Twitter @CarestreamDentl and Facebook 

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OCT
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A practice management system solution that makes perfect commercial sense

A practice management system solution that makes perfect commercial sense

It will be refreshing to know that when you visit Systems for Dentists on stand J175 at the BDIA showcase this year, there will be help at hand to ensure you’ll get all the information you need on the practise management software front to help you make a real and sustainable long term difference to your bottom line.

And it’s encouraging, against a background of tough economic times, that growing numbers of UK Dental Practices are now recognising the benefits of taking the plunge.

And at the BDIA showcase this year, making that vital step change to opt for a proven dental practise management system and support in order to change the face of your practice management and operations for the better is easy, just speak to any one of the Systems for Dentists team at stand J175!

And it’s no surprise that given such solid industry knowledge and expertise, founded by a dentist in the 1980’s, that they are fast becoming the preferred partner of choice for many practises looking to drive up efficiencies and revolutionise dental practice management in a strategic move to get ahead of your game in 2015.

Driven by a clear and deep understanding of what Dental Practices need from a leading edge intuitive practice management system, it’s easy to see why their development insight, achieved over nearly thirty years is tempting more and more dentists to make the switch to their system software as you look to engineer change for the long term and for commercial advancement.

Developed on an iterative cycle of research, build, test, launch and review and predicated against totally listening to what Dentists need from the support of a robust and innovative dental practice management system, V6 Dental Practice Management Software presents a truly integrated and agile solution.

Featuring cutting edge modules, functionality and systems benefits that range from go paperless solutions to 24/7 real time online appointment booking through the release of their latest development “Virtual Reception”, up to the minute management information, and data integrity and security and on-line system back up,  V6 offers everything needed to succeed operationally and streamline practice management.

And it’s the company’s commercial mantra that their valued clients should not only benefit from the very latest in leading edge software developments and unparalleled systems support, but that they will experience the very latest available in practise management innovations and technology advances, so they remain at the cusp of all that’s new in practice management.

And the beckon of a truly unique and supported user and customer experience is not the only reason why an increasing number of clients have already made the switch to Systems for Dentists in 2015.

The appeal of V6 Dental Practice Management software is made more attractive by the offer of a fully integrated package of features included within the price, coupled with time, money and efficiency savings end even the option to go paperless, making paper signatures almost a thing of the past with the companies introduction to their peripherals range of Wireless Signature Pads.

As a credible and trusted brand, and with almost thirty years’ experience in systems software development and a profound knowledge of the UK dental software market, dentists looking to make a positive change to their practice management in 2015 can be confident that your requirements will be perfectly met and understood by Systems for Dentists experienced and helpful team.

And beyond their exciting range of software solutions and feature rich product options is an unparalleled level of customer service second to none, ensuring exceptional levels of client support and making the process of transferring to a new system if required both effortless and operationally seamless.

Systems for Dentists offer a warm welcome to you to meet their team personally on Stand J175 at the BDIA showcase, 22-24 October 2015.

 

Alternatively contact:

Sam Clarke at Systems for Dentists on

Direct line: 0845 643 2828

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SEP
23

Performance measurement made easy | Carestream

Performance measurement made easy

Do you know how well your practice is performing right now? Do you need an easy but accurate way to measure your business performance?

 

The CS R4+ practice management software featuring Springboard has been designed specifically for this purpose. Provided by Carestream Dental, the innovative software utilises real-time data to deliver an up-to-the-minute representation of your business, whenever you need it.

Four key areas – chair occupancy, appointment confirmations, treatment plan acceptance and patient recare – are carefully monitored and the live data can be accessed at any time to establish exactly how the practice is doing. Immediately highlighting any problem-areas, the cutting-edge technology will help you implement changes when necessary and steer your business towards long-term success.

You can also enjoy outstanding on-going support from Carestream Dental – committed to eXceed, the team strive to deliver exceptional customer service every time.

To find out more about the exciting CS R4+ practice management software and Springboard, contact the experts at Carestream Dental today.

 

For more information, contact Carestream Dental on 0800 169 9692 or visit www.carestreamdental.co.uk

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JUL
22
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AppointMentor and Toothpick join forces

AppointMentor and Toothpick join forces

The UK's largest dentist finder website, www.toothpick.com is pleased to announce a partnership with the UK's leading online bookings system AppointMentor (a service of Welltime Ltd). This joint approach will enable dental practices using iSmile Dental Software to automatically publish the free appointment times they wish to promote to new patients on www.toothpick.com as well as enabling existing patients to book appointments from the practices' own websites using AppointMentor.

With a real need for dental practices to remain competitive and accessible to patients online, this partnership signals the opportunity for thousands more dental practices to be a step closer to achieving this goal.

Toothpick and AppointMentor currently list around 1 in 6 high street dentists, steadily building more local appointment supply for the 30 million British people who have not seen a dentist in the last 2 years.  With significant growth in demand for cosmetic dentistry as the economy strengthens, being visible online and removing the barriers for new patients to access high quality dentistry underlies the benefits of the new service this collaboration will provide.

Sandeep Senghera, Founder and CEO of Toothpick added: "Dental practice receptionists are very busy and being able automatically display their free appointments means new patients are the first to see when a slot becomes free. In turn dentists are happier and practice owners can build their business 24/7 - which is critical to all businesses who want to stay competitive today."

Mubbasher Khanzada, Founder and CEO of AppointMentor commented: "Patients are more discerning nowadays, they want top quality service and want it now. They expect to be facilitated according to their lifestyles and that's where online booking with anytime, anywhere, any device capability helps patients and practices both, creating a win-win situation. With intelligent solutions like appointmentor.com available today, service providers who are able to adapt according to patient lifestyles would attract and retain customers in order to grow."

Mohammed Q. Anwar, Marketing Director at iSmile Dental Software commented: "This collaboration is great news for our clients. It opens up a coveted revenue stream with Toothpick's proven online lead generation promise and AppointMentor's best in class online booking system."


If dentists wish to learn more they can contact Toothpick on 0207 193 7043 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or AppointMentor on 0203 664 6537 (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.welltime.co.uk), or iSmile on 0845 468 1287(www.ismiledental.co.uk).

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JUL
16

Driving practice growth - Carestream CS R4+ Practice Management Software

Driving practice growth - Carestream CS R4+ Practice Management Software

Real-time data can have a huge impact on the efficacy of your practice management systems. Giving you an accurate analysis of how your practice is performing at any given time, it is the perfect tool to facility change and drive your business growth.

 

b2ap3_thumbnail_R4-Carestream.jpgThe latest CS R4+ practice management software from Carestream Dental now features the exciting Springboard as standard, which enables you to do just this. It has been designed to focus on key areas within your practice that demonstrate your performance with regards to chair occupancy, treatment plan uptake, appointment confirmations and efficiency of recare processes, highlighting the need for improvement wherever appropriate.

All data is displayed in easy-to-read visuals, enabling any member of the team to access the results and implement changes straight away.

The practice management software also integrates seamlessly with additional programmes to further streamline your daily processes and free up precious time for staff. These include the innovative Appointmentor Online Booking System, eSignatures module, AutoPost and Text Messaging Service.

So, to make the most of real-time data and really drive your practice growth, discover the CS R4+ practice management software with Springboard from Carestream Dental.

 

For more information, contact Carestream Dental on 0800 169 9692 or visit www.carestreamdental.co.uk

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Introducing Patient Links from iSmile Dental

Introducing Patient Links from iSmile Dental

With more and more patients having access to smartphones and emails, it makes sense to extend your paperless system directly to your patient's mobile device. Patient Links gives your practice it's very own patient portal, allowing your patients to fill out medical history forms and patient questionnaires on their mobile phones, tablets or desktop computers.

Forms are automatically emailed to patients, allowing them to securely fill them out online prior or post appointment. Not only does this give your patients a more connected experience, it also means less hassle getting forms filled at reception.

Once the online forms are back in your practice management system they can be verified and signed by the patient using a digital signature pad. Patient Links further allows you to use your own choice of tablet (iOS orAndroid) for form filling at the practice, in case there are patients that don't have access to a mobile device.

iSmile's powerful reporting system allows you to display data from patient feedback forms in a range of formats so you can analyse trends across different time periods to see how your business's customer service is improving.

 

Give iSmile a call today on 0845 468 1287 for more information or visit www.ismiledental.co.uk

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