Sikka Software debuts new practice technology

Practice Assistant is designed to work from any location with an Amazon Echo device and a Wi-Fi connection.

Sikka Software, The Practice Optimizer Company®, debuted its newest advance in artificial intelligence (AI), Practice Assistant, at CDA San Francisco. Staff assisted dentists in experiencing firsthand how AI and natural language processing facilitates a self-driving dental practice, hands-free using a smart speaker.

Gene Dorff of Dentsply Sirona states: “The Sikka software advantage is the capture and proactive use of individual dentist practice data. Sikka software complements most practice management systems. I believe Sikka Software’s products can improve the productivity and profitability of a dentist’s office.”

Trending article: The next big thing in dentistry is already here

Practice Assistant is accessible by saying, “Alexa, open my practice” to any Amazon Echo device. This command connects the device to Sikka’s HIPAA and HITECH Platform Cloud, reportedly compatible with 96 percent of practice management systems. Dentists can then ask Practice Assistant for their schedule and key performance indicators, including accounts receivable, open treatment plans, collections, new patients and more. This hands-free interaction is designed to allow dentists to maximize their time and schedule, fit in emergency patients and perform additional procedures to grow their revenue.

“Sikka is harnessing artificial intelligence and natural language processing to help build a self-driving practice, says Vijay Sikka, CEO of Sikka Software. "Our goal is to use technology to make managing a practice simple so dentists can focus on their patients while simultaneously increasing revenue.”

Practice Assistant is engineered to work from any location with an Amazon Echo device and a Wi-Fi connection, so dentists can check in with their practice at home, on location, or wherever in the world they happen to be.

For more information or to get started with Practice Assistant today, visit