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    How to simplify practice management with DentiMax

    How practice management software can streamline your day-to-day through integration and interoperability for excellent patient care.

    Unless you live "off the grid," you know that technology is an excellent tool. In a dental practice, technology has eliminated many daily manual tasks for everyone from the front office to the clinical team, particularly when you consider the features of practice management software. 

    Many practice management software products employ features that improve efficiency and productivity. They can systematize time-consuming administrative tasks for your front-office staff, freeing your staff up for tasks that can add value to the practice. 

    DentiMax practice management software is integrated with their open platform digital imaging software, allowing information to be compiled into one, easy-to-navigate patient record. Best of all, these features function automatically and are hassle-free.

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    Brittney Weinholtz is the office manager at Fulmer Dentistry. With 13 years in the dental industry and managing two locations in Wisconsin, Weinholtz knows what it means to manage the moving parts of a practice—and how practice management software that integrates well with other technology can help. “Ideally for any practice, having as much in your dental software program as you can makes it easier for the whole office,” Weinholtz says. 

    Weinholtz speaks from experience. Dr. Fulmer’s practice—where she works—evolved from one location in Paddock Lake to a second location in Kenosha a few years later. The computer systems and imaging systems at each location were different and incompatible, resulting in the staff flip-flopping between the systems. 

    “When you have to click out of something in order to access something else, that’s just more time,” Weinholtz explains. “You also have to enter those patients into each practice management software that you have, meaning they would be on my software for the schedule, but if my imaging is something completely separate, not only am I having to enter a new patient in our scheduling system, but also in the imaging system. And that’s super time-consuming and frankly just a waste of time.”

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    Another pain point for Weinholtz was the old system’s backup exercise. Using physical backup disks, she captured the system’s data at the end of the day and took the disks home every night in case there was a catastrophic event at the practice. “And that information can sometimes take a long time to back up, especially if we’ve had a long day,” she says. 

    Weinholtz also spent a lot of time verifying patient insurance benefits, distributing bulk insurance payments to various patient accounts, and manually entering processed credit card payments from the separate credit processing software. All of these tasks added up to a lot of time-consuming detail work.

    “And, you know, mistakes can easily be made if you process a credit card and the phone rings and you forget to go ahead and put that payment on the patient’s ledger,” Weinholtz explains.

     

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