There’s no bad time to make the transition to digital services, regardless of whether you’ve just purchased a dental practice or have been in business for years. Even if your business has been running smoothly under its current operations, dentists working on a digital platform have a distinct advantage over those who don’t. Here are some cases to make the transition.
Increased patient care and communication
If you’re afraid of losing that personal touch with your patients, consider how much your patients will appreciate efficient communication from your office. What’s more, by streamlining patient-facing activities (appointment reminders and the like), your staff can focus their time on tasks that can actually increase your bottom line, while decreasing your no-show appointments by as much as 30%.
What’s good for the environment is also good for the efficiency of your office. Say goodbye to old-school paper charts, and finally bite the bullet by upgrading to a computerized recordkeeping software. Be sure to invest in a reputable practice management software with reliable customer support.
More efficient and accurate imaging
Investing in an interoral scanner that’s a standalone unit or part of a complete system gives you the ability to quickly view, share, and store images, which can then be enlarged and enhanced to assist in diagnosis and patient education. The result is beneficial to the practicing doctor and patient in terms of time and accuracy.