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Dentrix Tip – Creating Clinical Note Templates

April 23, 2015

Tired of typing the same clinical note information over and over again? Set up custom Clinical Note Templates to prompt you to add important information such as dates, type and amount of anesthetic used, and type of materials used to ensure your notes are detailed and accurate. via Dentrix Tip Tuesdays: Creating Clinical Note Templates. […]

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You need annual practice management software training

April 20, 2015

There was a time when the purchase of a new piece of software came with a user’s manual the size of a phone book. Now, both phone books and instruction manuals are all but extinct. Instruction duties have been transferred to trainers, online classrooms and tutorials. Unfortunately many dentists don’t take advantage of training opportunities, […]

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Advantages of “Going Paperless”

April 14, 2015

From XLDent: By eliminating paper records, you reduce the chance of losing a note or misplacing a file. Progress notes will automatically queue when charting common procedures, saving time and offering you the ability to record more detail than a hand written note. Clinical notes can be sorted by tooth number, making it faster for […]

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Only One is Good

April 8, 2015

There are three possible outcomes when adding technology to the office only one of which is good. One: The office buys a new high tech system then throws team members at it with little or no training and no plan for implementation. This all too common approach almost always results in frustrated staff and wasted […]

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Please Choose One – EHR

April 8, 2015

Why physicians are rebelling against Electronic Health Records (EHR) Please choose one: The three words blink in front of me on the computer screen. via Please Choose One | The Health Care Blog.

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What if the Internet Goes Down?

April 6, 2015

Andy Jensen of the web based dental management system Curve Dental answers the question: What happens if the Internet goes down? First, how often does this happen? I live in a somewhat suburban-rural area. They still drive cattle up the canyon next to my home every spring. (On that day my car is the one […]

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Paperless…Chartless? What’s the Difference?

April 2, 2015

More good advice from Dayna the Dentrix Diva. If your office sends the patient paper forms to fill out before their appointment, sends the patient a PDF attachment of your new patient forms, or if you send your patients to your website where they have to download a PDF form, your office is ”chartless” not […]

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Dentrix Tip: Attaching Another Patient to a Document

March 24, 2015

There are times when you will want the same document to be attached to an entire family or to multiple patients. Instead of scanning the document multiple times in each patient’s Document Center, you can attach multiple patients to the same document. via Dentrix Tip Tuesdays: Attaching Another Patient to a Document. Usually when I […]

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Handy apps for your dental practice available from ADA

March 23, 2015

A catalog of dental procedure codes, a visual tool for patient case presentations and a series of videos designed to aid patient education, are apps on sale in the ADA Catalog. The searchable, easy-to-use CDT Code Check app for iOS and Android contains the most up-to-date CDT Codes, including 16 new procedure codes and 52 […]

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Microsoft to axe Internet Explorer

March 20, 2015

From Fox: …the negative connotations with the name were just too much — Microsoft is finally giving up on IE. Many Windows users associate Internet Explorer with terrible performance and badly rendered websites, but that hasn’t actually been the case for a long time. The most recent iterations of the browser have worked well enough, […]

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Dentrix Tip: Printing Care Instructions with Walkout Statements

March 17, 2015

When patients have oral surgery or other difficult procedures completed in your office, you often have care instructions to send home with them. You can attach those care instructions to specific procedure codes. Then, when you complete that procedure code, the care instructions will be automatically printed along with the walkout statement you generate for […]

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Business of Dentistry 2015

March 10, 2015

The Dentrix User’s Meeting the Business of Dentistry 2015. is scheduled for October 7-10 in Orlando. I have always enjoyed this meeting and find it is a great blend of computer training and management practices.

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Dentrix Tip Tuesdays: Verify Billing Statements to Send

February 25, 2015

One of the options  you can use as part of your billing process is the Verify Billing Statements to Send feature. It allows you to preview your batch of billing statements and make changes before they are sent electronically or printed in your office. It also allows you to deselect specific statements and prevent them […]

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Dentrix | Problem Solved

February 21, 2015

Another new online feature from Dentrix. One of the reasons I am such a fan of high tech digital dentistry is the data that can be used to manage a practice more effectively. However most dentists do not really use the data effectively. The linked site gives you some quick and easy answers with additional […]

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Fast Notes i-Pad based dental Notes

February 18, 2015

Forget the days of spending time finishing notes during lunch, after-hours, or on the weekends!  Produce high-quality, comprehensive examination and surgical records in a matter of seconds. via Fast Notes — Lightning fast surgical documentation and letter writing. Fast Notes is an iOS based system that works on i-Phones or i-Pads to quickly create surgical […]

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Another Cloud Based Dental Software

February 15, 2015

Cloud Based Dental Software the t32 bundle the complete package to optimize your practice and maximize your revenue using cloud software. via Free Cloud Based Dental Software | t32 Bundle. This new product joins Curve Dental and Dentrix Ascend.

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Canary Bridge

February 5, 2015

Quantum Dental Technologies, manufacturer of The Canary System has released the “Canary Bridge”, a software application that allows dentists to access The Canary System directly from their practice management software, including Dentrix, Eaglesoft, AbelDent, Tracker, and Ace Dental.. The Canary System is one of my favorite high tech diagnostic tools. It uses a unique crystal structure diagnostic that […]

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Windows 10 hands-on: Cortana leads a feature-packed update

February 5, 2015

From Mashable: Is Windows 10 lovable? With the venerable operating system still in previews, it’s too early to say, though we now know that’s Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s goal: “We want to make people love Windows on a daily basis.” In my brief hands-on experience with what’s being commonly referred to as the “Consumer Build,” […]

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Appointments Online

February 2, 2015

From The Dentrix Dentist: A new Dentrix G5 Connected partner has applied the “book anytime” concept to dental appointments. LocalMed (www.localmed.com) is the first online scheduling platform that allows patients to find dentists, view real-time availability and book confirmed appointments, 24/7 via The Dentrix Dentist. Sounds like Open Table for dentistry.

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Dentrix Updates

January 23, 2015

eDex, a new feature in G6 New Dentrix G6 features on video. This is one of a series.

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