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Charlotte Smiled

All I know is doing the same thing two to three times was such a time drain chair side!  With paper charts, we still have to enter everything into the software.

Some benefits of going paperless:

  • You can actually read all clinical notes
  • Charting can be done once and as dental work is complete, the charting is updated automatically
  • No one needs to get up and pull a chart in order to answer patient questions on the phone or in person.
  • Insurance is processed MUCH faster


-Get a great IT guy to make sure everything is HIPPA compliant and protected agains theft

-Back everything up to a cloud daily

-Train the staff well right from the beginning and anytime the software updates to a new version