SCDI Meetings in Denver

Posted October 19, 2016 by Dawn

The second meeting of the ADA Standards Committee on Dental Informatics this year was held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Denver, Colorado. XLDent continues to participate in Working Group 11.1 Standard Architecture and Working Group 11.9 Core Reference Data. This year we were invited to participate as a voting member and happily accepted the invitation.

Our working group Chairman, Dr. Mark Diehl, unexpectedly passed away last April. Dr. Diehl’s most notable accomplishment is the work he had done to produce numerous standards and technical reports related to the architecture, data structure, and open implementation of the electronic health record. Most notable are the following:

  • ANSI/ADA Standard No. 1000,Standard Clinical Data Architecture (2001, revised 2010);
  • ANSI/ADA Standard No. 1027, Implementation Guide for Standard No. 1000 (2010);
  • ANSI/ADA Standard No. 1039, Clinical Conceptual Data Model (2006);
  • ANSI/ADA Standard No. 1067, Electronic Dental Record System Standard Functional Requirements (2013).

He was recognized as an expert in the science of clinical informatics and I was proud to have served with him on WG 11.1, 11.9; and, the recent progress we made on ADA Technical Report No. 1091 for Cloud Computing and Data Storage. Dr. Diehl will be missed and we will do our best to continue the work he started. During the Plenary session today, Dr. Amit Acharya was nominated as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Clinical Informatics and Dr. Terry O’Toole as Vice Chairman.

During our session, WG 11.9, which will define a core set of data to support the Implementation Guide for TR 1067, focused on narrowing the scope of the project because the group was not able to make much progress given the expanse of the undertaking. Dr. Mark Jurkovich proposed that we focus on the exchange of information based on current standards that already exist (i.e. X12 835, 837D, 270, etc.) and are successfully in practice to exchandawn-no-backgroundge objects of data, versus focusing on the monumental scope of interoperability. It was concluded that the working group will take a “bottom-up” approach in that we will start with a focus on establishing a standard core set of data that is typically exchanged during a referral between a general dentist and a specialist, for example. All of this will be done with the ultimate goal of achieving interoperability at some point in the future. Keeping this ultimate goal in our sights means that we will need to decide on the standard document or transport mechanism (i.e. HL7 CCDA format) so that we can begin populating it with this first core dataset.

With these meetings wrapping up, I’m on my way to meet up with Duane at the ADMC meeting….and tomorrow the ADA 2016 Exhibit Hall opens!

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AAPD Annual Session 2016

Posted May 26, 2016 by Dawn

AAPD Annual Session 2016, XLDent Dental SoftwareXLDent is in Alamo City this week for the 2016 American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) Annual Session in San Antonio, Texas. Held at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center from May 26-29, this year’s event features nearly 200 exhibitors and a wide variety of educational presentations dedicated to children’s oral health.

This year’s keynote speaker is internationally-renowned graffiti artist and motivational speaker Erik Wahl. Erik will take the stage on Friday, May 27 for a must-watch live performance. Also, be sure to stop by booth #537 at the AAPD exhibit floor to say hi to the XLDent team. We’d love to meet you and show how our dental software can benefit your pediatric dental practice!

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IDA Annual Session

Posted May 5, 2016 by Danielle H

XLDent is in the Hawkeye State today for the 154th annual Iowa Dental Association Annual Session. Held at the Veterans Memorial Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center in Des Moines, this year’s theme is “Working Together Makes Us Better.”

Iowa Dental Association Annual Session, XLDent Dental Software

Featuring nationally-recognized speakers and displays of the latest and greatest dental products, the 2016 Annual Session kicks off this evening with the Exhibitors’ Reception and runs through Saturday morning. XLDent will provide exclusive specials on ePrescribe, Lighthouse 360 and XLBackup for attendees who sign up during the show.

We are looking forward to meeting dentists and their teams from all over the Midwest and introducing them to our dental software solutions. Don’t be a stranger-stop by our booth at the exhibit hall and check out XLDent!

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Star of the North Meeting

Posted April 28, 2016 by Duane A

Don’t miss out on XLDent’s presentation and tablet giveaway at the 2016 Star of the North Meeting this week! Hosted by the Minnesota Dental Association at the Saint Paul RiverCentre, the 133rd annual Star of the North Meeting will take place from Thursday, April 28 to Saturday, April 30.

2016 Star of the North Meeting, XLDent Dental Software

Join us at the Exhibitor Pitch Lounge on Friday, April 29 at noon for our educational presentation “10 Reasons You Need a Tablet PC in Your Dental Practice.” Also, be sure to swing by the exhibit floor and stop by booth #323 to say hi and enter our contest for a chance to win a free Microsoft Surface 3 Tablet. We can tell you all about the mobile and tablet friendly features of our software–how cool is that?


About the Star of the North Meeting

The premier state dental meeting in the Upper Midwest, the 2016 Star of the North Meeting is open to dentists, residents, students, therapists, assistants, hygienists, office staff, lab technicians and the guests of dental professionals. With over 80 continuing education seminars and an exhibit floor of over 250 innovative companies, the Star of the North Meeting provides current clinical and practice management information to the dental community. Over 8,500 dental professionals attended last year’s meeting and they are expecting another big crowd this year!

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