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Technological advances are constantly innovating the way clinicians treat patients and how dental practices are operated. These 5 dental software products released in the past year offer breakthroughs in imaging, treatment planning, orthodontics, practice management, spending management, and more.
The editors of Dental Products Report share another look at 5 of the most impactful software products from the past year.
[ Imaging Software ]
Planmeca Romexis® 6.0
This comprehensive dental digital imaging software platform is designed to offer enhanced ease of use and a wide range of new image management tools. The updated interface is said to make it more efficient to accomplish tasks in the software with fewer clicks, and the controls are customizable for added efficiencies specific to each practice. The unified interface and image database collects all 2D, 3D, and CAD/CAM images and videos in a single place, and images can be viewed in a dual-screen, pop-up style to make managing image files easier.
630-529-2300 | info.planmecausa.com/romexis6
[ Treatment Planning ]
This update to Invisalign’s treatment planning platform moves the application to the cloud, allowing clinicians to plan and check on patient treatment from anywhere with internet access. Also, the software now features an In-Face visualization tool designed to merge planned treatment outcomes with a photo of the patient’s face to create a virtual treatment outcome preview. These images are designed to aid the presentation of treatment plans to patients. Additional updates include improved design and controls for easier, more efficient treatment planning.
408-470-1000 | aligntech.com
[ PRACTICE MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE ]
Ava, the Virtual Office Manager
Ava, the Virtual Office Manager tool, is part of the new MMG Manage suite of services acting as a virtual office assistant. Unified Communications, and its optional artificial intelligence (AI)–powered upgrade Ava, were designed, tested, and continually improved by dentists and staff. Its primary function is to use AI to prioritize, streamline, and disseminate daily office tasks to team members. The new tool creates tasks, then assigns them to the relevant team member or completes the task on its own when applicable.
844-938-7466 | mmgfusion.com
[ Aligner Software ]
Designed to be user-friendly but powered by AI and machine learning algorithms, the SoftSmile aligner software allows orthodontists to create clear aligner treatment plans completely in-house. The software platform creates a 3D model of the treatment plan, including a visualization of teeth roots and lower jaw movements throughout treatment. Its AI generates key aspects of the treatment plan, including the final setup of aligned teeth based on biomechanics to model optimized teeth movement.
[ Spend Management ]
Method Procurement is a cloud-based spend management system that offers a streamlined solution to all phases of the purchasing process. Suited for both solo dentists and the multipractice DSO, Method allows users to compare supply costs, place orders from multiple suppliers, manage a formulary and budget, track inventory quickly, reorder supplies, and more, all from a digital platform.
800-742-2100 | methodusa.com