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Why orthodontic technology is best in the hands of professionals

“Leave it to the professionals.”

As a dental professional, you’re aware how that statement can save your patients time, money, discomfort, and heartache. 

With emerging orthodontic technologies now being placed in the hands of consumers “Leave it to the Professionals” has become a hot topic for a number of reasons. 

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Cut through the “Noise”: connect with patients via text and email

What’s the likelihood that your dental text (SMS) or email reminders are getting the attention of your patients? How you answer could have much to do with your understanding about the digital “noise” competing for their attention.

Worse, that “noise” is also a potential cause for an increase in the percentage of appointment no-shows. This is especially true if you’re relying on SMS and email communication to prompt them.

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“Good” Charting Software

Good charting software has many features. One of the most important is that it eliminates all paper. That means the software must accommodate all the bits of paper data that accumulate in a chart and it must have a method of importing virtually anything either with a scanner or file import function. If some bit of paper possibly a lab slip or patient letter must be stored in a folder then you have lost one of the primary benefits of an electronic chart.

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Digital workflow: faster, more accurate & less expensive

Workflow equals systems. We all have systems in our offices. Some systems were designed and refined, and others just happened by accident. A system is the process we use to accomplish a task in the office. For example; how do you create a new chart? How do you confirm appointments? How do you get charts from the file room to the treatment room?

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The Future of Dentistry with Augmented and Virtual Reality

How VR and AR can and will affect clinical dentistry and the patient experience.

Dentistry is one of the world’s oldest medical professions, dating back as far as 7000 B.C. – so it’s no surprise that we’ve come quite a ways since then.

What many may not have seen coming, however, is how great of an impact emerging technologies such as augmented reality and virtual reality would have on the dental field. The effect is quite astounding.

Many dentists, like most people, find themselves a bit fuzzy when it comes to identifying the exact distinctions between augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR). After all, they’re both interactive,  visually-based technologies. However, they differ greatly when it comes to the user experience.

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