Dental trends to keep an eye on in 2021

In the dental industry, where person-to-person contact is required, safety is the top priority for both patients and dental staff amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The American Dental Association (ADA) reported a 38% decrease in dental spending in 2020, and as COVID-19 cases continue to spike, the ADA predicts an additional 20% decline in dental spending in 2021.

But, as the dental industry continues to experience challenges, these 2021 dental industry trends may shine a light for dental practitioners around the world.

Why EMRs are vital for dental care providers

Electronic medical records (EMRs) are digitized versions of patients’ information, and they’re a game-changer for healthcare organizations. By transitioning from paper to digital records, dental care providers can improve overall productivity and provide better care for patients.

How artificial intelligence is redefining the dental industry

Over the past years, artificial intelligence (AI) has been making breakthroughs in the healthcare industry. However, some dental professionals meet the thought of working with robot dentists with a mixture of amusement and fear. But the truth is, AI is helping dentists discover new and effective ways to improve their practice and provide better care to their patients.

What an MSP can do for healthcare providers

More and more healthcare organizations are turning to managed services providers (MSPs) for their IT needs. The outsourced technology support model lets hospitals and clinics focus on being healthcare providers rather than IT professionals learning on the fly.

5 Best practices for securing PHI

Protected health information (PHI) includes personal, medical, and financial information, as well as other data created or used when a patient sought and received healthcare services. Due to the sensitive nature of PHI, it is highly valuable to hackers — and this is why your healthcare organization must do everything possible to protect any PHI […]

Improving productivity in your dental clinic

As a dental practitioner, you should know that workplace dynamics directly affect employee morale, which, in turn, affects your bottom line. Does your dental clinic have a good company culture that encourages productivity in the workplace? Here are some questions to ask yourself so you can identify areas of your practice that need improvement.

Revolutionary high-tech tools that are making dentistry more effective

Technological advances in the field of dentistry are changing the way dental professionals provide service to their patients. Laser technology, 3D printing, and digital scanning are allowing dentists to diagnose, treat, and perform procedures with better precision.

Big data’s positive effects on healthcare readmission

Business intelligence (BI) has fueled the growth of many businesses through the years, especially in the finance and manufacturing industries. Today, the benefits extend beyond those industries, as BI and big data have become important tools for healthcare businesses aiming to improve their processes.

Data Privacy 101: A guide for your dental clinic

Dental clinics handle a large amount of patient data known as protected health information (PHI). PHI is private information in medical records that is used to identify a specific individual, and is disclosed during a patient's diagnosis or treatment. This includes:

Address

Date of birth

Phone number

Email address

Social Security number

Medical history

Mental health condition

Laboratory tests and results

Insurance information

As a dental health provider, it’s your responsibility to ensure your patients’ information is safe and handled properly.

Dental technology that’s taking the industry by storm

Dental technology improvements have skyrocketed in the last decade. By embracing the latest trends in dental technology, clinics are able to provide better services for their patients, and it looks like 2020 has a lot more in store for your dental practice.

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