What is Dental IT and Its Use?

Dentist using a dental imaging software
Dentist Using a Dental Imaging Software

What is Dental IT?

Dental IT is the technology that enables dental offices to provide the best care possible for their patients. Dental IT includes services such as x-ray machines, digital radiography systems, dental lasers, intraoral cameras, and microscopes. Dental IT can also be used not only to diagnose, track and treat patients but also in managing your dental staff. 

One of its most important tasks for society is to provide dental services with efficiency and expediency, while also reducing costs. Dental information systems are often used in this task, as they allow dentists to manage oral health more effectively by providing a vast amount of data at any given time without having to go through multiple sources. 

Dentists are at the forefront of advancing technology, and it is exciting to see what future developments will bring. For example, many people don’t know that dentistry is one of the first professions in which computers were used for diagnostic purposes. Dentists use digital media like discs or flash drives because these can store a lot more data than paper documents could before IT advances.

What is a Dental Health Information System?

Dental IT is a growing area in dentistry. More and more dental offices are adopting Electronic Health Records (EHRs) systems, which send information to other departments within their office for better communication with patients as these programs become mandated by federal and state governments. Electronic records are now used in every office to help the staff get information about your dental care. These new systems make it easier for everyone—especially administrators who can use this data when they’re making changes that affect patient care management issues.

Dental care will always be a part of people’s lives. Collecting data about how they are doing and what treatments have been done can help identify areas in need of improvement, or if there might be other factors at play that may lead them away from wanting to maintain their oral hygiene. The integration of dental software with global standards enabled dentists to use a few mouse clicks via the internet to access their patients’ general medical information from a central database. 

This type of analysis has many applications—from identifying pre-existing health conditions, medication allergies, causes of tooth decay or other oral problems, up to figuring out which patients who wear dentures should consider having implants made because an age-related bone loss could make it difficult for them to continue wearing their teeth into old age. The system may also define the surgical procedures that were performed on the teeth such as tooth extraction or tooth root resection with the ability to accurately indicate if a root is missing. Implants, upgrades and grinding can be defined for each individual tooth by first clicking on it then opening up a menu of options when you click again. The control over data entry prevents illogical entries in their database while giving an accurate representation of your mouth’s anatomy without any guesswork involved!

The more we know about our patient population, then the better equipped we’ll be able to tailor treatment plans so everyone gets exactly what they need.

Why do you need to have dental IT support?

As long as dental offices continue to use outdated and insecure systems, they put patient information (Protected Health Information or PHI) at risk. It’s unfortunate that many practices are in the dark about their system being hacked or compromised until it’s too late. This means sensitive client data could be exposed daily without any kind of notification from office owners.

Some studies show that this is all happening because most dentists have yet to adopt new technologies like cybersecurity tools into their practice for a variety of reasons: lack of understanding, expense concerns, etcetera but one thing we know for sure is that if every dentist took some time now during these turbulent times with hacking scandals going on…for both patients’ sake and theirs- everyone would benefit overall by staying ahead when it comes out.

Dillon Dental Networks can help your clinic get on board with technology that will improve your patient care and give you a competitive advantage over other dental practices. Our solutions include managed dental IT services, dental network backup disaster and recovery, dental network firewall installation and management, dental network security management, dental IT hardware and software, and HIPAA and HITECH compliance training. When it comes to finding affordable and reliable dental IT support in the San Diego area, there’s no one better than Dillon Dental Networks. Our expert team will work with you every step of the way so that your business runs as smoothly as possible. Whether you need assistance with existing dental software or want something brand new, our team will provide quality service at a price point that works for your budget.

Contact us today with the following details:

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Dillon Dental Networks has been helping San Diego dental practices run smoothly for years. We’re a team of experts who understand the unique needs of dentists and their offices, which is why we provide complete managed IT services that are customized to fit each client’s budget and business goals.

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Our dental IT experts also provide HIPAA and HITECH compliance support and training to ensure that your dental office adheres to federal regulations.