Dental software improves clinical operations at universities

March 12th, 2014

Dental academic software helps universities strengthen their presence in the community by providing a simple solution for keeping track of both patient and student information.

Administrators at schools with active oral health programs are responsible for managing a wide variety of issues on a daily basis. In addition to overseeing the success of the academic program, institutions with full-fledged dental clinics must also balance the need to maintain a robust database of patient records. In most cases, schools have no choice but to manage these programs separately. However, the right software makes it possible to seamlessly integrate the two into one easily accessible system.

Greater visibility into patient databases
This level of convenience can have a positive impact on the vitality of the entire organization. Consider the recent patient acquisition challenges faced by the Aberdeen Dental School, which is based in Scotland. Cosmetic Dentistry Guide reported that administrators have written letters to the local medical community urging dentists to refer their patients to the school's own clinic to make up for shortages. The school depends on a steady stream of visitors from the community to provide students with real-world experience solving oral health problems. With the right dental academic software, program managers will have more tools at their disposal to not only acquire more patients, but to organize the kind of relevant information that makes it easier to retain these individuals in the long run. For example, dental care providers can use the software to schedule appointments electronically. They can also send patients reminders to reduce the number of missed or canceled consultations.

Universities can also use dental software to enhance the use of technology across the entire institution. Schools are constantly updating their infrastructure to respond to industry changes. According to St. Louis Business Journal, A.T. Still University is set to break ground on the site of what will soon be a 79,000-square-foot dental clinic. Once completed, the facility will function as an additional service option in an area that currently lacks an abundance of dental care providers. Building construction or renovation is an opportune time for universities to invest in more advanced tools and equipment both for classroom and clinical purposes. Management software that comes automatically integrated with electronic health technology often eases the logistical transition to this improved educational environment.

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