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Keys to a Paperless Dental Practice

Posted April 26, 2021 by Beth

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With XLDent, you’ll find all the right tools to go seamless, mobile, and paperless at once. At every point of patient care, XLDent provides tablet-friendly paperless solutions that improve your efficiency and productivity on the go. Maybe you’ve thought about going paperless in your dental practice but aren’t exactly sure where to start or what elements you’ll need to consider. We have curated these keys to a paperless practice, so you know what to expect along the way.

 

Paperless Patients

A fully digital office means that your patients will need the right tools before they even get to your waiting room and then again when they leave your office. XLPortal is a web-based solution that allows you to offer convenience to your patients, build relationships, improve office efficiency, and increase your productivity, all while creating a pathway for paperless patients. It is directly integrated with your XLDent dental practice management system to provide electronic dental record information in real-time to you and your patients. With XLPortal Patient Portal, your patients can complete all of their registration forms online. They can also access billing statements and make payments through the portal. With the addition of XLDent’s XLConnect, you can even remind patients to log on to their account to complete necessary forms before arriving for their appointment. Paperless, digital forms can be set to auto-recur or queued by staff from the Intelligent Document Center within the XLDent Dental Practice Management system. Once they arrive at your office, patients can then use XLCheckIn to check in to your waiting room and complete any remaining forms via a Tablet PC.  

 

Paperless Visits

From clinicians to office administrators, everyone in your office works a little differently. Fully customizable workflows make it easy to set XLDent software to your exact specifications, increasing your office’s output and efficiency. Customizable workflows also help take the pain out of paperless in a big way. 

 

Paperless Charting

Imagine paperless charting featuring fully customizable tooth charts, restoration graphics, periodontal exams, and progress notes. XLChart is the most powerful and professional system available. Exams can be customized for any entry order and completed with a keyboard/mouse/pen/touch. Additionally, periodontal exam and progress note entry can be voice-activated. Compare exams, manage treatment progress, and digitally send information to support insurance or to collaborate a case with a colleague. With the Ink Forms feature and a Tablet PC, any exam sheet or patient form can quickly be digitized and added to your Ink Forms library. XLChart and Ink Forms can provide you with the flexibility and power of a paper chart without the paper, putting it in a class of its own.

 

Digital Image Integration

From digital x-ray systems including panoramic, sensor, and phosphor plate systems, ImageXL stores images from any digital imaging peripheral and integrates them seamlessly into your patients’ charts. Attach photos directly to the face of the dental chart, pair with the functionality of a Tablet PC, note watch areas, and organize your diagnostic and cosmetic images using one complete solution. ImageXL is compatible with all Dental Practice Management systems and is a necessary component of the electronic dental record.

 

Paperless Prescribing

Easily send prescriptions electronically and benefit from instant access to patient medication history, LexiComp’s medication database, drug-drug, and drug-allergy interactions. With most states banning handwritten prescriptions in the medical and dental fields, electronic prescribing is not only paperless; it is essential! XLDent offers INTEGRATED ePrescribing services to help you complete your electronic dental health record. 

XLDent is certified to send Electronic Prescriptions for Controlled Substances (EPCS) that equips XLDent dentists with the ability to securely ePrescribe controlled substances.

 

Paperless Communication 

Interoffice communication is made simple with XLNotify instant messaging. Send your message to a single person, a group of people, or broadcast your message throughout the office. XLNotify is a massive upgrade from the post-its and taped notes your team usually leaves one another.

 

Paperless and Profitable

The XLDent dental practice management system takes advantage of the latest software development and design tools to provide you with the most intuitive, robust, easy-to-use dental program available. XLDent is an electronic dental records system that automates critical business processes and ensures dental teams have the tools they need to manage the practice more profitably and without paper. 

 

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New Year, New Dental Practice: Why new dental practices choose XLDent

Posted January 15, 2021 by Beth

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New dental practices are often hit with a range of decisions to make all at once. As a new dental practice owner, finding the right software for your practice right away can make a significant difference in your business’s success down the road. Similarly, there are substantial advantages to implementing a new software suite like XLDent as early on as possible in your practice’s launch to take advantage of our proven workflows and customizable features for newly established dental practices. 

 

Dentists and their staff should not need to be technology experts to run a successful dental practice. Certain software systems are often much better for new practices because of their usability design. More experienced software users might be more proficient with any given software product in your dental practice. Still, the good news is that even staff who are new to using software tools as part of their dental practice workflow improve at similar rates to experts when the software systems themselves are designed with new users in mind. Thus, good usability is a crucial metric to the success of all dental software implementations. Usability is also directly related to your entire practice’s overall user satisfaction with the software product. 

 

At XLDent, we’ve taken a particular interest in the experiences and needs of new dental practices. Starting a new practice is a huge undertaking, and probably one of your professional life’s most significant decisions. The content, integrity, and continuity of your electronic dental records will play a key role in your ability to grow efficiently and profitably, as well as maintain valuable patient relationships and patient engagement mechanisms. XLDent’s All-Inclusive Suite of products and services includes all the tools you will need to make this journey. XLDent is your long-term solution for equipping your dental office with a customizable, scalable, and robust Practice and Clinical Management software system.

 

When you choose XLDent as a new startup dental practice, you will receive our special package for new business owners. In addition to our tried and true methods for getting started with the software, the time with your Getting Started Coach will focus on planning, building, and launching your top priorities – and leave you with a strategic plan to accomplish what’s next. To learn more about implementing a new practice with XLDent, visit our New Startup Practice Guide

 

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Choosing Software for Your Dental Practice

Posted November 6, 2020 by Beth

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When it comes to selecting the software your dental practice will use for practice management, charting, or otherwise, dentists are often looking for just the right product to increase their practice’s efficiency, productivity, and revenue. This is no small task given the vast array of vendor options and features to select. We propose four key variables that can help you find out if a software is right for your practice: support, innovation, scalability, and integration. 

 

Support

Some software vendors offer little customer support or onboarding process for their products. Especially with your first software, a lot of time, money, and effort will go to setting up, installing, and learning to use the software. Your practice will need support to adapt quickly and realize the software’s productivity benefits as soon as possible. 

You’ll also need professional technical support on hand to make the most of your investment and avoid downtime.

 

Whether you have an existing practice or are starting a new practice, XLDent is here to guide you in managing or establishing a successful dental practice with our software. We not only understand the importance of the software selection process, but we also take pride in the experience and knowledge our XLDent Certified professionals will offer you during the process and long after you decide to move forward with the XLDent Suite of products.

 

The XLDent Software Assurance and Business Care Plan protects your investment. We are here to help long after your initial training is complete. Our knowledgeable and friendly Implementation Specialists genuinely care about your happiness and success with the XLDent Suite. We will consistently go the extra mile to answer your questions and help you reach your software implementation goals.

 

Innovation

A software product that does not evolve cannot grow with your practice. Not only does your vendor need to be able to invest in the growth of their company to keep up with regulations, but they also need to keep up with the challenges and opportunities created by new dental technologies.

 

XLDent is committed to innovation. We use current and updated development tools for the continual enhancement of the XLDent Software Suite. At XLDent, we dedicate ourselves to providing software features and solutions focused on our clients’ success, and we work with them to define those goals. We express that dedication in our commitment to the continual enhancement and redevelopment of the tools we create. We are continually re-evaluating the current development landscape with a strong emphasis on using proven, secure technologies and features to the advantage of the dental practices that partner with us. 

 

Scalability 

The needs of dental practices are continually evolving. So is technology. A software product that gets you started today may not serve your practice in the long run as you continue to grow. Before you adopt any technology, make sure that you understand how technology can adapt and scale to align with your future goals as a business. 

 

XLDent Cloud offers a scalable cloud solution that can meet your practice where you are now and scale with you as you grow. With XLDent, all of your clinical documents, charts, patient contact information, and other practice management data can be accessed at any time by any authorized user. XLDent Cloud allows you to work in a secure environment without complicated network connections to retrieve your data. 

 

Integration

The right software for your dental practice will integrate with as many of the tools and services you need for success as possible. Always look for software solutions that offer a complete suite, or at least integrate Real-Time Insurance Eligibility, Electronic Remittance Advice, Patient and Doctor Portals, Encrypted Email, and more. 

 

XLDent has already integrated the eSolutions you need to stay competitive and maximize the efficiency of your practice. By partnering with an elite group of market leaders in the healthcare industry, we can offer you a comprehensive, fully integrated Electronic Services solution. All eSolutions are seamlessly integrated with your XLDent Suite to improve workflow processes, accuracy, patient experiences, and patient outcomes. XLDent has it all: electronic prescribing, patient and doctor portals, appointment reminders, credit card processing, electronic statement processing, electronic claim processing and claim status, real-time eligibility and benefits verification, electronic remittance advice, dental claim attachments, custom websites, marketing, offsite backup storage, Practice Booster for coding strategies, HIPAA-compliant email, cloud-based phone system through Mango Voice, and more. 

 

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Why Choose XLDent Cloud

Posted August 20, 2020 by Beth

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When we released our XLDent Cloud solution back in March, we wanted to offer dental practices both an on-premise and cloud option for our already robust software suite. XLDent Cloud combines our leading dental practice management software with cloud data management technology.

The needs of dental practices are constantly evolving. So is technology. XLDent Cloud offers a scalable cloud solution that can meet your practice where you are now, and scale with you as you grow. XLDent Cloud allows your practice to:

  • Use a cloud solution for single or multiple locations
  • Centralize data management
  • Streamline software updates, backups, and server needs
  • Integrate with a full suite of comprehensive eServices, such as Real-Time Insurance Eligibility, Electronic Remittance Advice, Patient and Doctor Portals, Encrypted Email, and more

XLDent Cloud is a hosted cloud system that is managed and maintained by XLDent as your cloud service provider. That means you will have access to your information. However, XLDent manages the server systems on which that data is ultimately located.

How do you know if a cloud deployment will meet your practices needs any better than an XLDent solution hosted on a server in your practice? We’ve curated a list of a few of the top reasons that dental practices choose XLDent Cloud for your consideration.

 

Always Ready

With XLDent, all of your clinical documents, charts, patient contact information, and other practice management data can be accessed at any time, by any authorized user. XLDent Cloud allows you to work in a secure environment without complicated network connections to retrieve your data. Your data is synced and stored in the cloud.

 

Adaptability

XLDent Cloud creates the flexibility to work from home. All of the information stored in XLDent Cloud is synchronized in real-time so you can access it from anywhere. Your data is encrypted with secure password protection. XLDent Cloud simplifies availability while keeping data safe.

 

Always the Best Service

XLDent takes responsibility for managing the device on which all of your data is stored. You can expect the same level of service you’ve come to trust in the XLDent brand. Our experienced highly-trained IT professionals are dedicated to the security and health of your systems. We pride ourselves on being proactive and service-driven. 

 

Save Money

When you do not need to manage your server hardware at your practice on your own, there is no need to find and hire more experienced and more expensive IT staff and server administrators to address this aspect of the system. XLDent’s dedicated and experienced IT professionals are already looking out for your system. Your practice can also skip the cost of server hardware and still expect to enjoy the latest data storage advancements. 

 

Security

Protecting clinical data has always been a top priority for XLDent. We consistently choose the latest industry-standard security protocols. We stay on top of the newest security updates so that we are sure to provide the most secure platform possible to your practice. 

 

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Road to Recovery: Strategies for Reopening Your Practice

Posted July 16, 2020 by Beth

Road to Recovery : Strategies for Reopening Your Dental Practice

Patient health has always been your primary goal. As you reopen your dental practice for nonemergency procedures, you are likely to expand safety precautions for your staff and yourself. The American Dental Association (ADA) has issued useful guidelines to consider when reopening your practice. Along with these critical clinical and procedural guidelines for public health, you may also benefit from strategies to prioritize your practice’s operational health. XLDent would like to offer a few essential tips for reopening and remind you that we are here to support you. Your satisfaction continues to be our priority.

 

Clinical Charting Considerations

Due to the delays in routine care that patients endured during COVID quarantining, the need for professional maintenance in dental care may be higher than during a more typical season. Patients may have also had less self-maintenance and be more prone to increased bruxism due to increased stress during the challenges of last spring.

Electronic Dental Record systems that provide paperless charting like XLDent can be a valuable part of your reopening workflow. They allow you to customize your workflow and digitize your forms without any paper. XLDent’s “Ink on Chart” tool enables you to make quick notes, educate your patient, and engage them in their dental health without any extra tools or contamination points. 

 

Preparing your Dental Practice  

Given our current knowledge of the transmission of Coronavirus, dentists are likely to reassess and optimize their use of Personal Protection Equipment, especially where the risk of airborne droplet transmission becomes the most extreme. The ADA has recommended that you consider having all of your staff complete OSHA Infection Control Training. The ADA has also suggested that practices provide multiple hand-sanitizing stations in the waiting area and consistently clean and restock bathrooms with soap and paper towels. Supporting hygiene for employees and patients is a crucial element to the ADA’s advice for reopening practices

 

Team Communication

Maintaining reliable communication can be a challenge for the reopening dental office. Many practices will have a dispersed team, with some of the staff onsite and others working from home. Investments in tools like XLDent Interoffice Communication pay for themselves as they simplify instant messaging. For example, XLDent Interoffice Communication allows you to easily send messages to specific people, groups of people, or even each member of your staff. Efficient dental office communication will help you keep in touch even when social distancing is a part of your reopening strategy. XLNotify is compatible with all Dental Practice Management systems, and you do not need to do an entire implementation of XLDent to get started using this tool as part of your safety protocols.

 

Consistent Messaging

No matter what policies and procedures your practice has decided upon, keeping patients informed means providing consistent messaging in all your communications. For example, the sign on the door should match the office hold message. The Coronavirus procedures on your website should match the messaging on your social media accounts.

 

Tools like XLDent’s Secure Mail allow you to keep in touch with patients using a simple to install, HIPAA-compliant solution that secures sensitive patient information. SecureMail is a cost-effective, cloud-based subscription service. This service is available to any practice, regardless of the dental practice management system that they choose to use.

 

Another strategy for patient communication and engagement are patient portals like XLPortal from XLDent. This web-based solution allows you to conveniently build relationships and improve your efficiency when patient demand for online tools is high. XLPortal is directly integrated with your XLDent dental practice management system to provide your patients with electronic dental record information in real-time.

 

XLDent’s Continued Commitment 

At XLDent, our mission to enhance the standard of patient care for improved patient outcomes remains steadfast during this trying time. We continue to design all of our products and eSolutions around the customizable workflows dentists need, even as those challenges change. Our efficient mobile and tablet friendly solutions will continue to cater to the patient/doctor experience. We will always provide seamless integration, training, and staff education to make your practice the most profitable and successful that it can be.

 

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