There are many ways that technology helps push dental practices forward, and today patients expect dental offices to be up to date on technology. Dentistry is no longer a service; it’s a commodity. People now view themselves as both a patient and consumer, and they’re shopping around.
Digital technology is key for a successful dental practice. To grow, it is essential to have both decent case acceptance as well as a solid influx of new patients. Without certain systems in place, it’s impossible to ensure either. The impact of digital dentistry on practice management and patient education (through tools such as intraoral imaging and digital X-rays, in particular) is spectacular.
Practice management systems are crucial to the health of a dental practice. They help automate time-consuming tasks so that both the clinical and front office teams can focus on face-to-face interactions with patients.
Scheduling, patient communication and accounting are all automated in practice management software, such as Software 4 Dentists Practice Management Software. Because appointment reminders and confirmations are automated and easy, fewer scheduling mishaps reportedly happen and the diary is filled with patients who can actually make their appointments.
It also helps patients view the dental practice in a more positive light. Patients are now hyper critical of any experience they pay for (or get for free). Their dental practice is not excluded.
It takes around one minute to size up a dental practice. Patients will look at the staff, technology and general office esthetic and use that information to judge the dentist’s clinical skills. They will decide in minutes whether to accept proposed treatment plans, come back for a hygiene appointment or make referrals, so it is critical to have up-to-date technology and decor. The entire office must convey quality.
Practice management systems also allow for secure data backups, which means that any practice connected can be up and running after an emergency. With a major portion of the business side covered, focusing on patient care is easier.
We invite you to download the trial version of our Bridge-IT software and see the benefits for yourself.