Dental technology and the material sciences are advancing at a rate never before experienced by the dental industry. It is difficult, if not impossible, for the average practitioner to understand and appreciate all the new “stuff” that has been developed and introduced to dentistry over the past 10 years. Things that not too long ago seemed like science fiction have now become reality.
In 2003, my dental practice converted from an archaic DOS-based dental software to the impressive and robust Dentrix practice management software. To say the least, I was completely overwhelmed. Two years later, in 2005, I still felt like I hadn’t even scratched the surface of my new powerful software’s potential, so I applied to become a Certified Dentrix Trainer in order to learn everything there was to know about the Dentrix program.
Las Vegas is a popular place to celebrate 21st birthdays, and Patterson Dental chose the city as the locale to commemorate practice management software Eaglesoft’s big day. But at this event, unlike the trendy slogan, what happened in Vegas, wasn’t meant to stay in Vegas.
Dental Products Report and Patterson Dental recently featured Mescain in an article detailing the good works done by her and her practice. In the article, which you can read by clicking here, Mescain says one of the greatest things about her job is helping others.
It may not be the piece of technology that comes to mind the quickest, but it’s one that makes your practice hum and keeps your profitability (as well as billing, appointments, reminders, and so much more) front and center in the mind of the dentist and dental team.
October 1, 2015 marks the deadline for the transition to the 10th revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10), which will introduce a whole new set of codes for dental and medical practices nationwide.