Internet Management

Working from Home in Dentistry

Dental office jobs that could be done from home via telecommuting;

Answer the phones, and do everything else that follows after you answer:

Update charts including health histories based on patient filling in online forms.

Send insurance claims

Send statements

Enter payments

Pay bills

Order Supplies

Run reports

Manage recall

Manage e-services

I am sure there are others. Any job that does not require touching a patient could be done via computer telecommuting from home. This includes most of the front office administrative jobs and many of the management and patient documentation jobs the dentist needs to do. For example a dentist could easily develop a treatment plan from home using management charting software, digital radiographs and photos.

The pandemic has forced us to re consider how we do business and has undoubtedly accelerated the move to online work from home in all businesses including dentistry.