One of the ways a dental hygiene program can increase the operational efficiency of its clinical practice is to use dental hygiene academic software. Not only is this a useful for patients who pay for services, but it's extremely helpful when these organizations provide services for free.
According to WJAR, an NBC News affiliate in Rhode Island, the Community College of Rhode Island's oral hygiene clinic participated in the America's Dentist Care Foundation's Missions of Mercy program, which offered free dental care to area residents. More than 800 patients with dental issues received care at no charge.
"We're looking really to take care of urgent needs. Infections, swelling, pain, by taking out teeth, doing fillings; we're hoping to keep people out of the emergency room," Dr. Jeffrey Dodge, the president of the Rhode Island Oral Health Foundation, told WJAR.
To help support this large-scale initiative, private donors and Delta Dental donated money to ensure the clinic had the adequate resources to deliver a high level of patient care. Dental hygiene academic software is especially useful to help manage such a large influx of patients and keep track of their oral health in the event this information needs to be passed off to another dental practitioner.