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The Efficient Dental Office: Time Saving Tools and Technology

May 1st, 2008 · No Comments

detnal office time saving In DentalTown this month, Dr. Howard Farran wrote about saving time and increasing productivity in his column, “Howard Speaks.” The facts he related are quite interesting. For instance, did you know that America’s productivity has shown a 2.2 to 3.6 increase every single year for the past century? That’s amazing in and of itself, but add that to the fact that that America’s GDP is 27% of the world’s GDP (at $13.75 trillion), and you start to feel a little fire in your feet to get moving. Dr. Farran reminds us that throughout history, Americans have been efficient when it comes to work, and profits increase as a result.

With today’s immense and growing selection of technological tools, your dental office can achieve or exceed the 3.6 standard productivity increase. DentalBlogs has consulted with some of dentistry’s great minds to bring you a few tips, so don’t miss those to follow. Here’s a list of tools and resources to consider on your quest for new technology and better productivity:

  • Networked Computers
  • Website with Email & Forms
  • Digital X-rays & Panorex
  • Digital Patient Forms
  • Practice Management Software
  • Patient Education Software
  • Digital Imaging Software
  • Digital Perio Charting
  • Laser Cavity Detection
  • Soft/Hard Tissue Laser
  • Intraoral Cameras
  • Chairside Monitors or Laptops
  • Digital Photography
  • Mobile Communication System
  • Automatic Recall Reminders
  • In-Office Restoration Milling Unit
  • Immediate Dentures
  • 6-Month Braces or Clear Braces offers good reviews and fast access to contact information for just about any dental product you want to research. It’s a great place to start. Also, consult your peers to find out what’s worked for them. If you aren’t tech savvy, consider hiring a consultant who can set up your technology and train (or schedule training) for you and your team. You can spend the time and money on fancy tools, but if you don’t know how to use them efficiently, the investment is a waste.

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