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How Technological Advancements are Shaping the Future of Dentistry

Today, the disruptive innovation happening on the technology front is taking every industry by storm. The field of dentistry is no different.

The global dental industry is anticipated to witness strong growth in the coming years. One of the many reasons growth is occurring at such a rapid pace is because the fields of dental surgery and dental science are witnessing numerous technological advancements, especially in the area of implants and oral maxillofacial surgery.

But that’s not all. 

State-of-the-art technological advancements are also helping dental care providers make the shift to value-based care – one where patients are at the epicenter of all functions and their comfort is given priority. This can significantly ameliorate outcomes and contribute toward increasing your practice’s bottom line.

In this piece, we will be looking at a few ways in which modern technology is shaping the future of dentistry.

1. Teledentistry Improves Access to Anytime Care

Virtual care delivery, commonly referred to as ‘teledentistry’ when used for dental care, has emerged as an effective solution amid the ongoing COVID-19 global health emergency.

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Getting the Most “Mileage” from Your Dental Practice Management Software

Describing practice management (PM) software as “state-of-the-art” is common. What’s not so common is using it to its full potential.

Any substantial technology can easily lure you into a usage “rut.” The best PM software packages include companies like (ACE Dental, Dentimax, Dentrix, Eaglesoft, Open Dental, Denticon, etc.) contain a myriad of features some of which are core functionalities (scheduling, appointment tracking, insurance claim management, paperless record keeping, secure cloud-based storage and access, patient communication, etc.) that “boot up” automatically the first time you use the software. Those capabilities may be so superior to what you had before that exploration of valuable additional features may fall by the wayside. Here’s how to get out of that rut.

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Patient attrition causes and the solutions that increase lifetime loyalty

Making friends and keeping friends are two different things. Each requires self-awareness.

The same applies to acquiring and retaining your dental patients. 

What patient attrition can teach you about the quality of your patient relationships

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Facebook Marketing 101: Fundamentals of Facebook Marketing for Your Practice.

“When you have a hammer, everything looks like a nail.” That insight applies to how your dental practice could be approaching and using Facebook marketing.

It’s easy to go all-in thinking that Facebook will be the magic-pill solving your practice marketing challenges. 

Or…

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Appointment follow-up: Improve your feedback systems for loyal patient relationships

It’s been said,  “…feedback is the breakfast of champions…” For you that translates to the value of honest communication as part of your patient appointment follow-up process.

The challenge is being prepared for what you hear. And using it to improve your patient relationships.

That’s why it’s vital to create a feedback loop with full permission for patient honesty baked in. Your appointment follow-up will be more effective and patient loyalty will improve incrementally.

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