The Best Apps for Busy Dentists

July 17, 2017
Mary Ellen Cagnassola

Doctor, business person, mentor – dentists wear many hats in managing their own practices, leaving many with limited time. Apps are one convenient way to optimize your working hours and create more freedom for yourself. Continue below to see DMD’s top picks to help you manage you life and business.

Happify

First thing’s first: You need to take care of yourself to attain professional success. Happify markets itself as an “experience” that allows you to increase emotional wellbeing and satisfaction. Everyone needs good vibes in their lives, so consider this app for science-based games and activities to conquer negative thinking, cope better with stress, track your progress and be a more positive force in the world.

Cost: Free

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2. DDS GP

Who has time to print out copious pages of material on dental conditions and treatment options? This patient education app is exactly what you need if you are looking for a faster, more convenient way to help patients better understand their treatment needs and oral health. Though its price tag is heftier than a lot of apps you may have on your phone, this award-winning software will find a happy home on tablet devices, which have become staples in the medical industry.

Cost: $399.99

3. Go Banyan

DMD knows how important it is to incorporate social media into your daily workflow. Go Banyan, previously called Social Dental, is social media marketing tool for health care providers that makes digital marketing less complicated. Upload your HIPAA-compliant photos and automate reviews, websites and practice listings in a few simple clicks. You can even get success coaching to build your brand and amp up your web presence.

Cost: Free

Dental Spanish Guide

According to Simmons Market Research, 19 percent of U.S. Latinos speak only Spanish, and 55 percent have limited English. This growing population accounts for 17 percent of the country, and if you practice in areas like New Mexico or California, chances are you will eventually need to accommodate a Spanish-speaking patient. This dental-specific app helps non-Spanish speaking dentists communicate with ease and prevent misunderstandings.

Cost: Free

5. QuickBooks

As a dentist, it is very likely that you are also a small business owner. Unless you hire outside help, you are responsible for paying your employees, tracking expenses and creating fair payment options for patients. QuickBooks is an all-in-one app that helps you do all that whenever and wherever.

Cost: QuickBooks is offering a 50 percent discount right now, making the cost $24 per month. You may also opt for the 30-day free trial and pay later.

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