2015 Greater New York Dental Meeting

XLDent is at the 91st Annual Greater New York Dental Meeting being held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, one of the largest Dental Congresses in the world!  GNYDM has planned an unparalleled educational program for 2015, featuring some of the most highly regarded educators in the field of Dentistry.  XLDent is exhibiting with our partner DC Dental in Booth #5200 and demonstrating how our Electronic Dental Record can streamline workflows and help practitioners to improve patient experiences.

We are excited to share the XLDent Suite of products and our uniquely mobile, wireless Tablet PC offering with the tens of thousands of dentists and staff.  It’s also been wonderful soaking in the New York City experience.  Stop by to check out our Dental Practice Management Software and integrated mobile technology!

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SCDI 2015 Meetings in Washington, DC

ADA Standards Committee on Dental Informatics held its Plenary meeting at the Marriott Marquis hotel in Washington DC.  As usual, there were many items on the agenda which included an update from all of the SCDI working groups that met earlier in the week.

XLDent participates in the Subcommittee on Clinical Informatics chaired by Dr. Mark Diehl.  This Subcommittee focuses on data infrastructure, clinical records, and clinical applications for dental practice.  It includes seven working groups and 13 standards and technical reports.  More specifically, XLDent participates in WG 11.1 Standard Clinical Data Architecture, which is up for reaffirmation next year, and WG 11.9 Core Reference Data which was recently created last year for the purpose of establishing a core set of reference data for the Electronic Dental Record.  Working Group 11.1 resolved to table further work on Technical Report 1080, the Implementation Guide for TR 1067, until WG 11.9 can complete work on the core set of reference data.   To put this in understandable terms, we need to establish an agreed upon list of clinical data elements that providers can electronically pass between each other before we can work on the Implementation Guide for the Electronic Dental Record.

Working Group 11.1 will now be focusing its attention on TR 1099, Cloud Computing and Data Storage:  Implications and Recommendations for Dental Practice.  XLDent commented on the first draft of this paper during the meeting and was asked to further review and make edits by Dr. Mark Diehl in the coming months.

Following our meetings here at the ADA in Washington DC, XLDent will be inviting Dr. Amit Acharya, chair of WG 11.9, to our corporate location in Loretto, MN, for the purpose of making some significant progress on the Core Set of Reference Data (TR1084.)

Moving into Thursday and Friday, the ADA will present two CE Courses during the 2015 Annual Session.  The first course is entitled Exchanging Digital Images and EHR Data for Patient Treatment.  This is the course XLDent is participating in again this year.  Dr. Gregory Zeller is the presenter and other participants include Dr. Brent Dove, Sirona, XDR Radiology, Medicor, and Data Motion.  The second ADA sponsored course is entitled The Art and Science of Forensic Odontology – Looking Into The Future and will be presented by Dr. Ken Aschheim, Dr. Robert Barsley, Dr. Lawrence Dobrin, and Dr. Raymond Miller.

Our very own Stacey Steinbach will be demonstrating the secure transfer of EDR records and DICOM images via the XLDent Software at the Secure Exchange course in four separate sessions.  I’m on my way to meet up with her in the Exhibit Hall now to run through a practice run before tomorrow.

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2015 Academy of Dental Management Consultants Meeting

Having fun in Washington, DC…check out my photo!

The ADMC meeting here in Washington DC is one of many meetings that XLDent will be attending as part of the ADA Annual Session. This year the ADMC is putting on two full day meetings.  This meeting gives us the opportunity to listen to many of the best dental consultants around the world so we can keep XLDent on the cutting edge.

XLDent continues to get positive feedback on our electronic dental record and our wireless tablet PC advancements.  They are also impressed with the paperless environment XLDent offers, creating a much better clinical work flow than most of the competition.

The featured speaker this morning is Nancy Butler on taking control of your business.  Nancy has written many best sellers and is a motivational speaker and business coach. Tomorrow’s presenter will be David Cohen on Legal Matters Related to You and Your Clients.

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2015 Wisconsin InSession Dental Meeting

XLDent is exhibiting at the 2015 Wisconsin InSession Dental Meeting in Madison, WI at the Monona Terrace. Many doctors are stopping by to see the ease of use of our Electronic Dental Record. We offer software solutions to increase their efficiency in a mobile wireless environment, as they find it to be much easier to use with far more efficient workflows than anything else on the market. We are excited to have both existing customers and new prospects that are stopping by see the immediate benefits of XLDent’s tablet technology, software and integrated services.

One of our new integrated services, Lighthouse 360, is a hot topic and a great service to increase office efficiency and maximize your productivity.

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XLDent completes testing of MS Surface Pro 3 in Clinical Environment

Recently, XLDent completed testing of the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 in a clinical environment. We tested the tablet in several dental clinics in both treatment and hygiene rooms. The feedback was fantastic! Our test clinicians loved the portability, quality, performance, and ease-of-use. We liked the dependability and ease of installation.

The advantages of the MS Surface Pro are many, but the big one is the low cost for such a powerful tablet. It’s a high-power desktop in a light-weight, mobile tablet PC! Our test doctors also said that they had no problem reading x-rays, or taking x-rays in a wireless environment.* And, they really liked how clean and up-to-date their treatment rooms looked with this technology.

In conclusion, both the doctors and hygienists felt it improved their clinical workflow and helped them engage patients in treatment. The MS Surface Pro saves money on cabling, mounts, and reduces space requirements (no keyboard, mouse or computer box.) AND, the entire XLDent Suite performs beautifully on this tablet.

Many IT people will tell you that tablets don’t work in a dental office. That’s not true! XLDent has been installing medical-grade tablets for years and our recent test of the MS Surface Pro proves them wrong. The facts are that tablet installations are not as profitable, most dental PMS systems are not tablet-friendly and do not work well in a wireless environment. Therefore, many IT people stay clear of them.

If you want a tablet, you should have one. Please call us for more information at 1-800-328-2925 or visit www.xldent.com.

*Digital technology approved for wireless installations.

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ND Meeting

The North Dakota Dental Association’s Annual Session was an exciting event. Many Doctors and staff stopped by to learn more about XLDent’s Mobility and Tablet PC offerings, and to talk about our new integrated appointment reminder system through Lighthouse 360.  XLDent is looking forward to seeing everyone again next year for the 2016 NDDA Annual Session.

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MN eHealth Summit 11th Anniversary

This week, XLDent attended the 11th Anniversary MN eHealth Summit in St. Louis Park, MN.  On the second day of the event the keynote speaker Mitchell H. Katz, MD now the director of the Los Angeles County Dept. of Health Services shared his unique insights to the applicability of data elements when caring for patients and using that information to inform on population health.

XLDent enjoys being part of the eHealth Summit in order to advance the interoperability between all types of healthcare records. We are also helping Mark Jurkovich, DDS, MBA, MHI and Bridgett Anderson, LDA, BA-Regulatory Affairs Manager for the MDA to educate dentists on XLDent’s EDR (Electronic Dental Record).

This year, the eHealth Summit hosted educational workshops for specialty healthcare settings, and Dentistry was one of them.  This workshop gave dental attendees an opportunity to openly discuss how the 2015 EHR Mandate will affect Dentistry.

Ms. Anderson invited XLDent as a guest presenter to help show how XLDent’s EDR can work in a dental environment.  The demonstration includes clinical workflow as well as XLDent’s integrated secure email and ePrescribing solutions.

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2015 American Academy of Pediatrics Dental Meeting

XLDent is here in Seattle, WA supporting the AAPD by being part this year’s annual Pediatric Dental Meeting.  Many doctors are stopping by to see the ease of use of our Electronic Dental Record.  We have many pediatric dentists currently using our systems, as they find it to be much easier to use with far more efficient workflows than anything else on the market.  All of the new prospects that are stopping by see the immediate benefits of XLDent’s tablet technology and are making comments that it is a perfect fit for the fast-paced pediatric office.

While here in Seattle, we also visited Burkhart Dental’s corporate office.  XLDent is very proud to have Burkhart as a distribution partner.  We work closely with them to ensure the success and satisfaction of all our clients.

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SDDA Annual Meeting May 14-16, 2015

The South Dakota Dental Association’s Annual Session is off to a great start. Many Doctors and staff have already stopped by to learn more about XLDent’s Electronic Dental Record. Attendees who stick around Saturday will have the opportunity to attend Dr. Mark Jurkovich’s presentation “Electronic Dental Records: How Do I Get There and Why Should I Go?” We are looking forward to another great year as the 2015 SDDA Annual Session continues.

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AACD Meeting in San Francisco

XLDent was at the Celebration of Excellence Gala with the American Academy of