The latest Dentrix Business of Dentistry Conference, held in Las Vegas in August, was a great success. Packed with informative, entertaining classes and an exhibition of the industry’s state-of-the-art technology and products, the event was the perfect way to get ideas and valuable insight about how to keep your practice profitable and productive. If you missed it, never fear. Here is my list of the top five products from the conference and how they can help you build your business.
Are you ready to get a clear view into your practice’s financial health? Billed as “real-time financial alerts, reports and analytics for your practice,” Practice SafeGuard is a web service that alerts you to problematic ledger entries the moment they’re submitted. At the same time, it rolls your financial history into real-time business trends and performance metrics. It helps you:
The convenient service lets you check your financial status at any time, from any device with a web browser. It runs silently in the background, and you can get up and running with a simple download.
Everyone knows flossing is a vital part of maintaining oral health—but it can be so easy to forget. Text2Floss is an iPhone app that can help your patients with gentle daily text reminders about flossing. With a simple online registration, participants will get text messages with flossing reminders and other oral healthcare tips for seven days. After the seven-day period, they’ll receive a coupon to purchase an oral health product. It integrates easily into your Dentrix practice management system as a fun way to keep good dental habits top of mind for your patients.
Are you looking for a streamlined way to scan documents into the Dentrix Document Center, organize documents better, and be able to enter more detailed notes? ImageRamp for Dentrix allows you to enter the document information in one place, using easy-to-use drop-down menus. It works with your existing scanning equipment or integrated touch-screen devices. It also offers:
In an age of increasing HIPAA requirements, practices are looking for better ways to share information with patients and other healthcare providers. RecordLinc is a powerful, easy-to-use, web-based portal that allows you to securely upload and share patients' X-rays and related records with authorized specialists such as orthodontists, oral and maxillofacial surgeons and endodontists. The system links you with colleagues in a HIPAA-compliant virtual team environment that supports real-time case planning and ongoing collaboration through online study clubs.
Regarded as “LinkedIn for dentists” by many users, RecordLinc makes it easy to connect your practice, simplify referrals and coordinate multidisciplinary patient cases by consolidating the history of work effort on each patient into a single, centralized location. It provides a history of collaborative patient care from start to finish and allows users to access X-rays and related records. RecordLinc also provides a means to create notes that can be shared across various disciplines involved in the care of the patient.
Disclaimer: This is my product, but it’s included here because I’m so certain of its value to practices. With comprehensive, intuitive PPO reporting at your fingertips, you can improve treatment planning, increase collections and easily view net production. PPO Analyzer generates the most beneficial reports available if your office is using fee schedules in Dentrix. If you are looking for statistics on your PPO patients to help you make better decisions on your dental PPO plans, then this is a must-have for your practice.
This is just a glimpse into the type of information and insight you’ll get at the Dentrix Business of Dentistry Conference. It’s not too early to start planning to attend next year’s event. It will help you stay informed about the products, technology, and best practices that can help your dental practice improve management and profitability. For more information, visit http://www.businessofdentistry.com/.