In my opinion the next major development we will see in high tech in dentistry will not be a slick device we use in the office but will be creative and expanded use of the Internet. That will include e-services like e-claims and e-call cards and the use of online communications with patients, colleagues, labs and suppliers. There are many companies providing this kind of service. One of my favorites is Sesame.
In order to take advantage of these amazing e-services and online communications you must gather information in a digital format. That means computerized charts, schedules etc. For example you could not send out an automatic electronic appointment reminder unless the appointment was already in an electronic book.
Plus online e-services and communications are one of the most powerful ways to leverage your team to do more with less and save money.