We are proud to announce that Dental Symphony's online forms are being used in the patient clinic at Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College. A perfect fit as Dental Symphony was created by dentists for dentists, in order to harken back to the formative experiences of dental students in the school setting.
Why we need modern dental software and interoperability It has always been troubling to me that patients spend years under the care of a dentist and then when moving to another practice there is loss of continuity. The patient’s record does not follow the patient.This was not as big of a problem when paper records … Continue reading Why we need modern dental software and interoperability
In our practices we all encounter special needs patients and their families. Many dentists excel in managing the challenges present in caring for special needs patients, but what about their families? This is the second installment (if you missed it, read Part 1 here) of a few tips I have learned in more than thirty years of … Continue reading Caring for Special Needs Patients and their Families: The Examination and After Care
In our practices we all encounter special needs patients. Patients presenting with MS, ALS, CP, Alzheimer, Parkinson's or other conditions are challenging and many dentists excel in managing them and providing quality care. But what about the special needs patient’s family? Do we always remember to care for them also? We should. Families of special needs patients are … Continue reading Caring for Special Needs Patients and their Families: Before the Appointment and Arrival to the Office
An important new study indicates that dentists may be able to screen patients for diabetes during an appointment. According to the WHO nearly 347 million people suffer from Diabetes and by the year 2030 it will be the seventh leading cause of death. Dentists are certainly comfortable working in the oral cavity and no one expects to have … Continue reading Diabetes screening by your Dentist?
Let’s just admit that periodontal charting is not the most fun thing to do. Here’s a short list of why: It soaks up valuable clinical time It is done as much for legal reasons as clinical reasons The clinical use of the data is limited Many clinicians only chart pocket depth (PD). But, unless one notes both … Continue reading Dental Office Time Management and Patient Care Series: Ultra Fast Periodontal Charting
Dental Symphony was reviewed in the February 2014 edition of the Journal of Dental Education (JDE). We are pleased that they found Dental Symphony to be “an innovative program that can enhance the experience of patients and dentists in the private practice setting”. ePatient was found to be “easy to use and very helpful for patients who … Continue reading Journal of Dental Education Software Review: Dental Symphony
Here is an interesting article illuminating the challenges for dentists who treat special needs patients. In these tough, yet important cases, use of IV sedation is a great tool, as Dr. Foleck is aware. In the right hands it is reasonably safe and effective. However, it requires full knowledge of the medical history and pharmacology … Continue reading Challenges in Special Care Dentistry: IV Sedation
Veterans Day is when we get to say Thank You to all the men and women have served in the military during wartime and peacetime for the United States of America. On this day we acknowledge those brave souls who have served, sacrificed and contributed to our nation's security. The origins of Veterans Day began … Continue reading Thank you Veterans!