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The Promise of the Paperless Dental Office

If you're just starting out with your practice, you're probably not even considering paper charts. But are you thinking about the reality and impact of having a paperless office? When you have the right software, you eliminate the need for paper anywhere in your office. No more forms, mailed bills, or insurance claims. Let's take a closer look:

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How to Keep Your Office Staff Happy and Productive

When labor costs make up the bulk of your overhead costs, a smart business owner knows that ensuring staff is as effective and productive as possible is the key to practice success. How can you facilitate a productive office staff? Can you keep your overhead costs down while still maintaining an effective, welcoming practice? Yes, you can. Here are a few ideas for keeping your staff happy and productive.

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Save Time & Improve Patient Experience with eForms

In our last post, we talked about killing your patient portal. These systems don't work for a large swath of the patient population, and they likely aren't worth your time to administrate them.

We understand the purpose and the ultimate goal of these portals. Your staff saves a lot of time when patients can input their own info right to their profile. You don't have to transcribe the handwritten forms, with all the accompanying headache (can you even read their writing?), and directly putting in the information is much more secure. Paper forms are easily copied or stolen. 

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Why Your Dental Patient Portal is a Waste of Time & Money

As a business owner and a dentist, you want to make your office experience as painless as possible on all fronts. This includes collecting patient information like health history and insurance details, as well as billing. Many dentists use patient portals as a way to try to streamline these parts of their business. The thought is that if a patient can access their information in a portal, they will find things more easily and be more satisfied overall with their experience.

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Reclaiming "Lost" Revenue with Good Patient Communication

When it comes to building a business, finding revenue wherever you can is what makes it successful. For a dental practice, revenue comes from patients. There are many ways to bring patients into your practice, but keeping them long-term is the most effective way to grow. Regular cleanings, check-ups, and completed treatments plans are key to this long-term relationship. But how do you keep patients coming back to you for their dental needs? And do you have the right dental software to help you do the job?

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Dental Intra-Office Communication

Have you thought much about communication between yourself and your dental practice staff? Probably not much, until you have a problem. When it comes to communicating your internal policies and procedures, as well as ensuring your full staff is on the same page when it comes to patients, you need the right tools for the job.

There are a variety of ways for you to communicate with your staff, and for them to reach you. From phone and texting to email and instant messaging, there's no end to the number of tools. However, with all those methods, there's also an increased chance of missed messages, confusion, and crossed wires. This can be inconvenient, but that's not the worst. Mix-ups in communication, particularly when it involves patients, can mean a loss of income when those patients don't return

Topics: Dental Software Cloud Dental Software Dental Practice Management Practice Success Patient Communication Intraoffice communication

Is Your Dental Practice Software REALLY Cloud-Based?

We've talked a lot about the benefits of  cloud-based  dental software. We chose the cloud for building tab32 because we knew dentists and other staff would want a sleek, easy-to-access solution that replaces clunky, traditional options. As we all know, many of us rely on web-based applications to run our lives!

From email and calendars to our favorite magazines and even movies, not many of us are looking for options that mean we store information locally. Gone are the days of burning CDs, shelving video games, or even printing pictures. We're used to having everything at our fingertips—as long as we have internet access.

Topics: Dental Software Cloud Dental Software cloud based dental software Cloud Software Dental Practice Management

Things to Know About Opening a New Dental Practice

Whether you're an associate ready to strike out on your own or a new graduate setting out to start a new dental practice, opening a new office is a daunting task. While it's exciting, you face a lot of information, decisions, and unknowns as you approach this new challenge. We've come up with a few things that you should know as you get started on the next chapter of your life. 

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5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Buy Dental Practice Software

In the market for software for your dental practice? Whether you're opening a new practice or looking for a new solution for your existing practice, it's a big decision. In a previous post, we talked about three questions you need to ask your software provider. Before you even get to that part, you need to think through your needs. 

It's hard to shop for something if you don't know your needs and wants. You wouldn't head to the car dealership without knowing what you want. Even if you don't know the exact car you want to buy, you know what kind of features you want or what you value. Fuel efficiency? Power? Stereo? You get the picture.

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Is Your Dental Practice Software Secure?

When it comes to your dental practice, you can't take any risks with your data and security. Do you know how secure your dental practice software is? Do you trust your vendor(s) to keep your practice data AND your patient information safe? And if you're not thinking about if your software is secure, you should be.

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