Very few dentists in India use dental practice management software. Most of them, no matter how good they are, still depend on physical filing systems to operate. This paper-based system has been doing fine for years and will continue to make ends meet, so why to invest in practice management software – this is the general perception amongst dental surgeons today.
However, this sort of software provides dentists a number of useful benefits that can augment your dental practice. We have highlighted some of these benefits below – hopefully, it will give you reasons to consider these systems for your clinic.
Keeping & fetching records is easier.
Toss those files out, say goodbye to diaries and get yourself dental practice management software. It will make it extremely easy to store your patient files, their x-rays, bills, etc. Onboarding new patients is also much easier, no need to create a new file, just add a profile, key-in their details and hit the save button – voila, your new patients has been added to your database and you can fetch it in a second!
Date when you need it.
Maintaining a paper-based database leaves you exposed to the loss of your information. Files can get lost, they might get damaged and you need to go to the clinic to get access to the data. However, with a dental practice management system, all your data is stored safely, mostly on the cloud. You can also access it from multiple devices, such as your phone, personal laptop or tablet, it’s not just limited to the clinic PC.
Better patient experience.
Without dental practice management software, your patients need to phone in and speak to your assistant to book an appointment. The process could go a step further with your assistance having to confirm your availability before scheduling an appointment for a patient. However, with the right practice management software, our patients can simply visit a website and book your next available slot. They’ll also receive reminders for their appointments, as will you. In a time when the customer is king, it’s time you gave your patients a better dental experience!
Accounting & stocking made easy.
Accounting & inventory are two essential back-end tasks that need to be taken care of for the smooth running of a clinic. Often, with paper-based systems, you might find accounting errors & stocking deficits – something that will almost never happen with dental practice management software. Just put your entries in and the system will take care of itself. Your books will be in order and you’ll get notifications when your inventory is running low. You can even keep tabs on the levels of stock!
Lastly, everything becomes extremely efficient. The system is like a personal assistant that’s always there to help you out. Need old files, you have them, want to know which patient is coming in next, get the info you need in a click, a patient’s lost their prescriptions, just email them – the system will help you do it all with ease!
So there you have it – 5 benefits and reasons why you need to get yourself good dental practice management software for your clinic.
We hope this has been helpful, good luck!
PS: The author works with Dentee.