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How ADSTRA Cloud Dental Software Can Help Dreams Come True

Many dream of opening their own dental practice with the hopes of finding a safe and secure solution that will make the process as simple and efficient as possible. Today, majority of new practice owners opt for a cloud-based solution right from the beginning, and others decide to make the switch after years of being paper-based.

As technology has developed over the years, we have come a long way from when 56K modems were used to dial-in to the internet, or even further back to where everything was paper-based. In these times there were stacks of papers, and numerous files of treatments, notes, billing, reference letters and more laying around. Now, everything is stored on computers…what a change.

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When new practice owners are considering opening a practice they may want to invest in either a single clinic or multiple clinics that offer a variety of specialized treatments and a wide variety of services for patients. With this, it is important they do some research and find a safe and secure solution that is easy-to-use and contains the ability to have their database accessible in multiple locations. Upon their search results, they will come across ADSTRA Dental Software – a provider known to make the switch easier.

ADSTRA Dental Software has offered ADSTRA Cloud, a cloud-based version of their software for years. This solution provides the capability to store databases on a remote server which is hosted on Microsoft Azure, the most powerful cloud service platform in the world. Moreover, with ADSTRA Cloud a new practice owner would not have to worry about the additional costs associated with hardware, as well as servers as they are not required. With ADSTRA Cloud one will be able to access their software and database over the internet, from anywhere and on any device – one of the biggest advantages of this solution.

Additionally, ADSTRA Cloud also offers the opportunity to simultaneously share ones database with several of their locations, providing the management team global reports as well as reports for each location.

The idea of migrating to a cloud system interests practice owners for a couple of reasons. One is that they would not need to divest some of their older computers, and two is that this platform is compatible with tablets, allowing them to utilize all of their devices.

Since ADSTRA Cloud is accessible on a remote server, the main requirement needed is a fast and reliable Internet connection. Just as easy as browsing the Internet, one could access their software by simply connecting to their remote server database and logging in with their individual user IDs.

The ADSTRA Cloud dental software solution is a complete paperless system that also connects multiple locations with one database – which is exactly what one needs in order to start building their dream dental practice.

ADSTRA Cloud Paperless Dental Software Solution

For over 20 years, ADSTRA Dental Software has been a leading provider of paperless dental software. During this time, ADSTRA was selected by Lockheed Martin Canada to supply the paperless dental software component for the Canadian Department of National Defence’s state-of-the-art health care system.

To satisfy their users’ needs to access the same database from multiple locations, ADSTRA developed their cloud solution in 2015 which combined their three successful modules: ADSTRA Management, Clinical and Imaging, creating ADSTRA Cloud.

Choosing to partner with Microsoft Azure, the industry leader in cloud solutions ensured that ADSTRA Cloud would provide the highest standard for a safe and secure cloud-based paperless dental software solution.

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ADSTRA’s one-stop solution also has the advantage of scalability offering an ideal paperless dental software set-up for small and large offices alike, and useful to either single or multi-location practices.

The three main components work seamlessly to encompass all computer needs based on the area of responsibility for each staff member.

ADSTRA Management provides the ability to run the administrative aspect of your dental practice smoothly and without the need for paper documents. Appointments, Financial Records, Patient Communication, Insurance Claims and even SMS Reminders are just a click away.

ADSTRA Imaging is flexible and scalable – capable of working with a variety of dental imaging devices providing a solution that is sure to meet your imaging needs. The various dental treatment infographics that are included in ADSTRA Imaging can be effectively used to improve patient knowledge and understanding of treatments, and increase case acceptances. Moreover, reports for referring dentists can be created with just a few clicks, increasing your overall efficiency and effectiveness.

ADSTRA Clinical allows charting patients’ examinations, odontograms and perio exams and recording dental treatments and treatment plans. Templates can be easily used within ADSTRA Clinical, minimizing the need for manual input. In addition, new exams start with the patients’ previous chart, simplifying the process with only new conditions needing to be charted. Furthermore, ADSTRA Clinical works seamlessly with ADSTRA Management and ADSTRA Imaging: users can view images from ADSTRA Imaging side-by-side with patient’s appointments from ADSTRA Management.

ADSTRA Dental Software provides the optimal cloud-based paperless dental software solution for your dental practice software needs by combining the capabilities of the three main ADSTRA Dental Software modules with the safety and security of Microsoft managed servers hosted on the Microsoft Azure platform.

Implement the ADSTRA cloud-based paperless solution in your dental practice, and experience all the benefits it has to offer.

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Three Reasons To Move To A Cloud-Based Dental Software Solution

Benefits To A Cloud-Based Dental Software Solution

ADSTRA dental software is now available as a cloud-based dental software solution (ADSTRA Cloud) for your dental practice. This cloud solution is a safe and modern solution to your dental clinic’s needs.

ADSTRA Cloud is an all-in-one cloud-based dental software solution that offers an integrated solution for a paperless dental practice.

In a day and age where everything you could imagine is available via the cloud – people are often left wondering what the benefits are to buying their software, apps, music, movies, and more, in this way.

Dental software, and really – all software companies, are striving to develop cloud computing solutions that offer the consumer countless benefits. But what exactly are the benefits to a cloud-based dental software solution?

With ADSTRA Cloud:

·         You do not need to invest in or manage servers ·         You have access to your software from anywhere
·         Your security needs are met ·         Your data is safe and secure
·         Your backups are done automatically ·         You get access to the latest version of the ADSTRA software

STORING YOUR DATA ON THE CLOUD ENSURES PROTECTION FROM LOSING DATA

Owning a physical copy of something is a way of the past. What would happen if you were to lose all of your music CDs? You’d have to go and replace them, right? That’s a hassle.

Let’s say instead of having physical CD’s – you just purchased and downloaded your music. Now, no matter what – you will always have access to your music.

You can’t lose something if it’s on the cloud.

The same situation can be applied to your data. What would happen if your dental clinic had a flood or a fire? All of those paper charts and your computers themselves would be destroyed. Do you have a procedure in place to recover all of your patient’s data?

If your patient’s data was stored on the cloud – all you would need to do is login from any computer to access it again.

ADSTRA‘s cloud-based dental software, ADSTRA Cloud, is hosted on safe and secure remote Microsoft managed servers. This allows you to have the ability to access your data from anywhere, on any Windows computer or tablet.

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MICROSOFT AZURE – THE MOST SECURE PLATFORM IN THE WORLD KEEPS YOUR DATA SAFE

Microsoft Azure is used by many companies, large and small, as the host of their cloud solutions. ADSTRA hosts a private cloud on Microsoft Azure.

Using advanced encryption methods and meeting the highest safety standards, Microsoft Azure is recognized as the most secure platform in the world and has methods in place for protecting you against the loss or theft of your data.

Working in the healthcare industry – dental providers have access to a lot of confidential information about all of their patients. It goes without saying that they have a duty to protect this information and ensure it is all securely stored.

In recent years, many dental practices have been affected by Trojan viruses, like the Cryptovirus, and their data was held hostage until a hefty ransom was paid.

With a cloud-based dental software solution like ADSTRA Cloud, situations like this could have been avoided. Since all of the patient data is not hosted locally on each computer, but instead on a safe and secure remote Microsoft managed server, Trojan viruses on the computer would not put the confidential patient data at risk.

ADSTRA CLOUD IS A COST-EFFECTIVE SAAS DENTAL SOFTWARE OPTION

ADSTRA Cloud is hosted on the most powerful cloud service platform in the world and offers a cost-effective solution for your dental practice. With no need to budget for servers or networking – your capital expenditure funds can be allocated for major equipment purchases.

The all-inclusive, no contract ADSTRA Cloud Monthly Subscription includes:

  • paperless dental software solution including appointments, patients’ records, imaging, clinical records, and patient forms
  • all of the software upgrades issued during the coverage period
  • unlimited on-going support by phone and remote-interactive support via the internet
  • training and/or access to training materials, as applicable
  • storage on Microsoft Azure Datacenters with automatic backups
  • 24/7 professionally managed IT hardware infrastructure

The ADSTRA cloud-based dental software, ADSTRA Cloud – is an affordable solution for dental clinics of any size.

Partnered with the security of Microsoft Azure, ADSTRA Cloud is the ideal dental software solution for your dental practice.

CONTACT us today to learn how ADSTRA Cloud can help your modern dental practice become more efficient.

ADSTRA iForms – An Easy-To-Use Digital Document Software Solution

Freeing your front-desk staffs time from tedious tasks, such as inputting patient information from paper forms, is just one of the many benefits of creating a paperless dental practice.

An often-overlooked hurdle to going paperless is the multitude of different forms that a dental practice needs, not only to provide a great service to its patients – but to comply with all applicable professional regulations and to protect itself from any legal action.

ADSTRA dental software includes ADSTRA iForms, an easy-to-use digital document software solution with the capability to:

  • Create digital forms that can be filled out on tablets
  • Modify and verify digital forms
  • Organize the digital forms by group/type
  • Store the digital forms within each patients file
How Does ADSTRA iForms Work?

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Step One: Form Creation

Create custom forms tailored to your dental practice’s needs in the Forms Template builder within ADSTRA iForms. The Forms Template builder uses a building block approach that enables a dental practice to create any type of form required.

The builder allows the dental practice to include different types of content onto a form such as: plain text, a question that will capture a written response, a Yes or No question with an option to also capture a text response, a multiple-choice question, the ability capture phone numbers and/or dates, and finally a place to capture signatures.

Step Two: Form Management

Organization of the forms you’ve created is essential in developing a seamless workflow. The Forms Manager within ADSTRA iForms is used to assign single or a group of forms created in the Forms Template builder to patients to be filled out. A mobile device can then be given to the patients, on which they will open and fill-out their required forms*.

Once the patient has completed their part by filling out all of the necessary information on the forms, the dental practice will review the submitted forms.

The Forms Manager allows the reviewer to:

  • Accept and save the form as a document in the patient’s file
  • Keep the form active if a provider is required to fill-out additional information (after which they will save it to the patient’s file)
  • Directly make edits and then save to the patient’s file
  • Give the form back to the patient to make any additional changes after speaking with the patient – then review and save to the patient’s file

When the forms contain critical medical information, and this information could be relevant to the dental treatment record, just keeping a document copy in the patient file isn’t enough. That is why when using ADSTRA iForms, it is also possible for a form to automatically be saved in the patient’s Clinical Notes. This gives the provider an easier access to vital patient information when treating a patient.

ADSTRA iForms is just one more reason why dental practices who wish to go paperless should look at the ADSTRA dental software solution to help them accomplish this (sometimes thought of daunting) task.

* For forms that require entering a lot of text, we recommend a device that has a keyboard attachment.

ADSTRA Dental Software – Providing An Integrated Solution For Over 20 Years

ADSTRA provides the total package, which satisfies the paperless dental software needs of today’s modern dental practice.

For over 20 years, ADSTRA has been a renowned provider of dental software. As a respected leader in the dental software field – the ADSTRA integrated dental software solution has been used by small dental practices, multi-location dental clinics, and government agencies alike since 1994.

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Over the years, ADSTRA has developed a paperless dental software solution that includes every element necessary to run your dental practice smoothly.

ADSTRA dental software contains many different tools to help organize dental practice operations, including, but not limited to:

  • Odontogrammes;
  • User-definable templates for patient forms;
  • Direct connectivity with imaging devices;
  • One-click printing and side-by-side image comparison;
  • A customizable appointment book with drag-and-drop rescheduling;
  • SMS appointment confirmation;
  • Role-base access control, and much more.

Now, with the popular monthly payment plan – you can access the full suite of the ADSTRA paperless dental software modules (ADSTRA Management, ADSTRA Clinical, and ADSTRA Imaging) and have access to unlimited technical support and training – all for one affordable monthly fee, with no up-front capital investment!

Track Appointments and Receivables with ADSTRA Management

Track appointments in the appointment book with multiple capabilities; appointments can be booked by team; search available time; appointments history; and access advanced analytics with more than 100 reports and charts.

Go Paperless with ADSTRA Clinical

Create odontogrammes based on previously charted conditions; minimize typing with clinical notes templates; define multiple treatment plans with tasks by priority order – and much more.

Enjoy the Flexibility of ADSTRA Imaging

Combine devices from multiple manufacturers including: Schick, Planmeca, Sirona, Air Techniques, and Carestream (Kodak).

Connect Every Element of your Practice with ADSTRA Clinical

Communicate with each other in the office with instant messages; unify and organize patient’s documents, forms, and letters; and track inventory for consumables and equipment.

Flexibility is key when it comes to choosing the right paperless dental software for your dental practice needs. As such, your dental practice can choose to have the ADSTRA paperless dental software installed locally or have it hosted on Microsoft’s data centers and accessible via the Cloud on any device (PCs, MACs, as well as tablets).

Included in the monthly payment plan are: installation, training, and support – again, with NO need for any up-front capital investment.

Contact an ADSTRA Customer Care Specialist today to see how your dental practice can step into the modern world, utilizing the ADSTRA paperless dental software solution.

Top Reasons for Converting to a Paperless Dental Software Solution

Many dental practices that are converting to a paperless dental software solution learn that this creates a better work flow for their dental practice. Not only do they save money from not having to purchase and store paper charts, but by using a paperless dental software solution, dental practices become more efficient, start to generate new patients, and increase case acceptances.

While there are plenty of reasons to convert your dental practice to using a paperless dental software solution with ADSTRA Dental Software, below are the main advantages of switching to a paperless dental software solution.

Top Reasons for Converting to a Paperless Dental Software Solution

Appointments

ADSTRA Dental Software not only keeps track of all past appointments, as well as future appointments – but, it can also send email or SMS confirmation requests that automatically update the Appointments Screen when a patient confirms via email or text message.

Patient Forms

Instead of wasting your front desk staffs time entering patient information, medical conditions, or consent forms that the patients filled out on paper – simply hand your patients a tablet with the forms preloaded on them. Once completed, ADSTRA Dental Software has a quick and simple way of allowing your staff to double check the information and to automatically update the patient file in the software.

Messaging

ADSTRA Dental Software also provides dental professionals with an easy and efficient means to communicate with each other throughout the office. You can create and type messages to broadcast to all users, or specific users one at a time, with the ability to custom define one-click responses for quick reply.

Documents

Do you want an easy way to store and retrieve documents pertaining to specific patients coming from elsewhere? ADSTRA Dental Software has your answer. Simply convert the document into a PDF (if it already isn’t one) and you can easily store, view, and organize patient documents for each patient.

Converting your dental practice to a paperless dental software solution is not something to take lightly.

It is important that this process is well planned. The entire staff will need to be trained accordingly on the new paperless dental software solution.

Offices are sometimes reluctant to make changes to their practice because of the fear that comes from the potential hidden costs.

With ADSTRA Dental Software, there are NO hidden costs.

Not only is the initial training of your staff included in the monthly fees, but there is unlimited on-going training included as well.

Making the switch to a paperless dental software solution is something that will add benefit to your dental practice all around. Between increased patient case acceptance, generating new patients, better overall workflow, and the safety and security of storing your charts electronically – there is no reason why your dental office should not convert to a paperless dental software solution with ADSTRA Dental Software.

Contact an ADSTRA Dental Software Customer Care Specialist today to learn more on how your office can start the process of converting to a paperless dental software solution.

Solving Your Inter-Office Communication Problem

Time and time again we have seen the woes associated with inter-office communication play out in front of us; whether on TV or even in real life. The hustle and bustle of a busy office will have the overworked receptionist struggling to alert someone that their next appointment has arrived. Usually, mostly for laughs on TV, the receptionist will turn and make a scene in order to be heard. Hopefully, this is not the practice in your dental clinic.

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For most businesses, an office intercom system can alleviate this issue, however – these office intercom systems are not a suitable solution in a dental clinic. While with patients performing an exam or treatment, a dental practitioner cannot respond promptly to these alerts with the patient in the chair.

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5 Ways To Use Marketing Reminders Within Your Dental Software

Today, we have many tools from with which we can acquire new patients. Through social media or via various advertising tools, it is very easy to promote new services to attract new customers. Professionals also have access to several tools that allow them to stay close to their customers.

To help you retain your patient’s loyalty ADSTRA Dental Software has a great tool that not only allows you to stay in contact with your patients, but it will also facilitate the work with respect to certain administrative tasks.

Marketing Reminders allows you to establish a process to help develop your dental clinic while increasing the loyalty of your patients. Whether to welcome a patient or to keep track of appointments, Marketing Reminders allows you to create lists of patients by specific criteria and send personalized notes by email or postcard to your patients.

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Here are 5 good reasons to contact your patients:

1 – Welcome Package

Say hello to your new patients by sending them a personalized note, explaining to them the appointment cancellation policy, your current promotions or just take the opportunity to introduce the team working at the clinic. This is the perfect opportunity to give a good first impression!

2 – Thank You for Referrals

It is always nice when people recognize the excellent service we offer. When a patient refers you to a family member or friend, why not respond with appreciation for this sign of confidence. A thank you is always greatly appreciated.

3 – Birthday Wishes

Isn’t it nice to have everyone thinking of us during this day that happens only once a year? Why not be a part of those wishing your patients a great day on this special occasion. Isn’t it nice to know that our dentist is thinking of us?

4 – Confirmations and Recalls

Nowadays, people are easier to reach by email or SMS. Why not kill two birds with one stone? By sending your appointment confirmations and reminder messages by email, you facilitate the task of receiving responses and increase patients’ attendance.

5 – Appointment Follow-ups

For patients whose latest treatments may require a follow-up, send them a reminder.  With ADSTRA Dental Software – access all patients in need of a follow-up, then with one click send them an email reminding them to call you and schedule an appointment when it suits them better.

It goes without saying that staying in touch with your patients will increase the trust of your patients and develop a long-term relationship with them.

ADSTRA Dental Software is the perfect solution to help you maintain that relationship.