Why Choose ADSTRA Dental Software?/2 Comments/in Cloud Security, Financial Efficiency, Paperless Records, Patient Communication, SMS Confirmations /by Jennifer Decan
As a dental professional, choosing a dental practice management software for your dental practice is a significant task. You want to ensure that the selected software solution is cost-effective, is going to make the lives of you and your staff easier, will save you time on mundane tasks; giving you more time to interact with patients, and essentially, will allow you to work efficiently and effectively.
ADSTRA Dental Software is focused on providing its users high quality product and services and was specifically designed to satisfy all these core requirements.
ADSTRA Dental Software has been chosen by numerous dental offices because it is:
- Trusted Solution: ADSTRA Dental Software has been used by new as well as established dental practices since 1994. For more than 20 years, the Canadian Forces Dental Health Services has been using ADSTRA Dental Software in their state-of-the-art health care information system that helps provide high quality oral care
- Flexible and Scalable: ADSTRA is a leading software developer that provides an integrated dental software solution which has an intuitive, user-friendly interface with tools for managing all aspects of patient care with both on-premise and cloud-based options for dental clinics with multiple locations, as well as individual practices
- Financially Efficient: ADSTRA Dental Software is a cost-effective, all-in-one solution for managing your dental practice, with no hidden fees, small up-front costs, affordable monthly fees, no cancellation fees, and no long-term contracts
- All-Inclusive Solution: ADSTRA Premium subscription includes the ADSTRA Management, ADSTRA Clinical and ADSTRA Imaging modules and covers installation, configuration, initial training, upgrades, training for new features and staff as well as unlimited support
- Secure and Private: ADSTRA Cloud has advanced privacy and security features, and is hosted on the enterprise-grade cloud computing platform – Microsoft Azure
- Paperless System: ADSTRA Dental Software is a fully integrated solution that provides you the means to computerize all aspects of patient information, resulting in increased efficiency, case acceptance, and new patients
- SMS Integration: Automatic and personalized SMS appointment confirmations and reminders with COVID screening forms can be sent to patients allowing them to confirm their appointments from their cell phone
- Numerous Devices: ADSTRA Imaging integrates with imaging devices from multiple manufacturers, giving you the freedom to choose
- Continuous Improvement: ADSTRA Dental Software offers a best-in-class solution due to continuous product development, and implementation of enhancements suggested by users
ADSTRA strives to provide the optimal practice management software solution for your dental practice, with a financially efficient, all-inclusive, secure and private software suite that is continuously improving.
To get started on making ADSTRA the solution for your practice, contact us today to book a no obligation demo for ADSTRA Dental Software!
Three Reasons To Move To A Cloud-Based Dental Software Solution/in Cloud Security /by Jennifer Decan
How ADSTRA Cloud Dental Software Can Help Dreams Come True/in Cloud Security /by Jennifer Decan
Many dream of opening their own dental practice with the hopes of finding a safe and secure solution that will make the process as simple and efficient as possible. Today, majority of new practice owners opt for a cloud-based solution right from the beginning, and others decide to make the switch after years of being paper-based.
As technology has developed over the years, we have come a long way from when 56K modems were used to dial-in to the internet, or even further back to where everything was paper-based. In these times there were stacks of papers, and numerous files of treatments, notes, billing, reference letters and more laying around. Now, everything is stored on computers…what a change.
When new practice owners are considering opening a practice they may want to invest in either a single clinic or multiple clinics that offer a variety of specialized treatments and a wide variety of services for patients. With this, it is important they do some research and find a safe and secure solution that is easy-to-use and contains the ability to have their database accessible in multiple locations. Upon their search results, they will come across ADSTRA Dental Software – a provider known to make the switch easier.
ADSTRA Dental Software has offered ADSTRA Cloud, a cloud-based version of their software for years. This solution provides the capability to store databases on a remote server which is hosted on Microsoft Azure, the most powerful cloud service platform in the world. Moreover, with ADSTRA Cloud a new practice owner would not have to worry about the additional costs associated with hardware, as well as servers as they are not required. With ADSTRA Cloud one will be able to access their software and database over the internet, from anywhere and on any device – one of the biggest advantages of this solution.
Additionally, ADSTRA Cloud also offers the opportunity to simultaneously share ones database with several of their locations, providing the management team global reports as well as reports for each location.
The idea of migrating to a cloud system interests practice owners for a couple of reasons. One is that they would not need to divest some of their older computers, and two is that this platform is compatible with tablets, allowing them to utilize all of their devices.
Since ADSTRA Cloud is accessible on a remote server, the main requirement needed is a fast and reliable Internet connection. Just as easy as browsing the Internet, one could access their software by simply connecting to their remote server database and logging in with their individual user IDs.
The ADSTRA Cloud dental software solution is a complete paperless system that also connects multiple locations with one database – which is exactly what one needs in order to start building their dream dental practice.
ADSTRA Cloud Paperless Dental Software Solution/in Cloud Security /by Jennifer Decan
For over 20 years, ADSTRA Dental Software has been a leading provider of paperless dental software. During this time, ADSTRA was selected by Lockheed Martin Canada to supply the paperless dental software component for the Canadian Department of National Defence’s state-of-the-art health care system.
To satisfy their users’ needs to access the same database from multiple locations, ADSTRA developed their cloud solution in 2015 which combined their three successful modules: ADSTRA Management, Clinical and Imaging, creating ADSTRA Cloud.
Choosing to partner with Microsoft Azure, the industry leader in cloud solutions ensured that ADSTRA Cloud would provide the highest standard for a safe and secure cloud-based paperless dental software solution.
ADSTRA’s one-stop solution also has the advantage of scalability offering an ideal paperless dental software set-up for small and large offices alike, and useful to either single or multi-location practices.
The three main components work seamlessly to encompass all computer needs based on the area of responsibility for each staff member.
ADSTRA Management provides the ability to run the administrative aspect of your dental practice smoothly and without the need for paper documents. Appointments, Financial Records, Patient Communication, Insurance Claims and even SMS Reminders are just a click away.
ADSTRA Imaging is flexible and scalable – capable of working with a variety of dental imaging devices providing a solution that is sure to meet your imaging needs. The various dental treatment infographics that are included in ADSTRA Imaging can be effectively used to improve patient knowledge and understanding of treatments, and increase case acceptances. Moreover, reports for referring dentists can be created with just a few clicks, increasing your overall efficiency and effectiveness.
ADSTRA Clinical allows charting patients’ examinations, odontograms and perio exams and recording dental treatments and treatment plans. Templates can be easily used within ADSTRA Clinical, minimizing the need for manual input. In addition, new exams start with the patients’ previous chart, simplifying the process with only new conditions needing to be charted. Furthermore, ADSTRA Clinical works seamlessly with ADSTRA Management and ADSTRA Imaging: users can view images from ADSTRA Imaging side-by-side with patient’s appointments from ADSTRA Management.
ADSTRA Dental Software provides the optimal cloud-based paperless dental software solution for your dental practice software needs by combining the capabilities of the three main ADSTRA Dental Software modules with the safety and security of Microsoft managed servers hosted on the Microsoft Azure platform.
Implement the ADSTRA cloud-based paperless solution in your dental practice, and experience all the benefits it has to offer.
Dental Software and HIPAA and PIPEDA Compliance/in Cloud Security, Paperless Records /by Xena Tavares
Benefits To A Cloud-Based Dental Software Solution/in Cloud Security /by Jennifer Decan
ADSTRA dental software is now available as a cloud-based dental software solution (ADSTRA Cloud) for your dental practice. This cloud solution is a safe and modern solution to your dental clinic’s needs.
ADSTRA Cloud is an all-in-one cloud-based dental software solution that offers an integrated solution for a paperless dental practice.
In a day and age where everything you could imagine is available via the cloud – people are often left wondering what the benefits are to buying their software, apps, music, movies, and more, in this way.
Dental software, and really – all software companies, are striving to develop cloud computing solutions that offer the consumer countless benefits. But what exactly are the benefits to a cloud-based dental software solution?
With ADSTRA Cloud:
|· You do not need to invest in or manage servers||· You have access to your software from anywhere|
|· Your security needs are met||· Your data is safe and secure|
|· Your backups are done automatically||· You get access to the latest version of the ADSTRA software|
STORING YOUR DATA ON THE CLOUD ENSURES PROTECTION FROM LOSING DATA
Owning a physical copy of something is a way of the past. What would happen if you were to lose all of your music CDs? You’d have to go and replace them, right? That’s a hassle.
Let’s say instead of having physical CD’s – you just purchased and downloaded your music. Now, no matter what – you will always have access to your music.
You can’t lose something if it’s on the cloud.
The same situation can be applied to your data. What would happen if your dental clinic had a flood or a fire? All of those paper charts and your computers themselves would be destroyed. Do you have a procedure in place to recover all of your patient’s data?
If your patient’s data was stored on the cloud – all you would need to do is login from any computer to access it again.
ADSTRA‘s cloud-based dental software, ADSTRA Cloud, is hosted on safe and secure remote Microsoft managed servers. This allows you to have the ability to access your data from anywhere, on any Windows computer or tablet.
MICROSOFT AZURE – THE MOST SECURE PLATFORM IN THE WORLD KEEPS YOUR DATA SAFE
Microsoft Azure is used by many companies, large and small, as the host of their cloud solutions. ADSTRA hosts a private cloud on Microsoft Azure.
Using advanced encryption methods and meeting the highest safety standards, Microsoft Azure is recognized as the most secure platform in the world and has methods in place for protecting you against the loss or theft of your data.
Working in the healthcare industry – dental providers have access to a lot of confidential information about all of their patients. It goes without saying that they have a duty to protect this information and ensure it is all securely stored.
In recent years, many dental practices have been affected by Trojan viruses, like the Cryptovirus, and their data was held hostage until a hefty ransom was paid.
With a cloud-based dental software solution like ADSTRA Cloud, situations like this could have been avoided. Since all of the patient data is not hosted locally on each computer, but instead on a safe and secure remote Microsoft managed server, Trojan viruses on the computer would not put the confidential patient data at risk.
ADSTRA CLOUD IS A COST-EFFECTIVE SAAS DENTAL SOFTWARE OPTION
ADSTRA Cloud is hosted on the most powerful cloud service platform in the world and offers a cost-effective solution for your dental practice. With no need to budget for servers or networking – your capital expenditure funds can be allocated for major equipment purchases.
The all-inclusive, no contract ADSTRA Cloud Monthly Subscription includes:
- paperless dental software solution including appointments, patients’ records, imaging, clinical records, and patient forms
- all of the software upgrades issued during the coverage period
- unlimited on-going support by phone and remote-interactive support via the internet
- training and/or access to training materials, as applicable
- storage on Microsoft Azure Datacenters with automatic backups
- 24/7 professionally managed IT hardware infrastructure
The ADSTRA cloud-based dental software, ADSTRA Cloud – is an affordable solution for dental clinics of any size.
Partnered with the security of Microsoft Azure, ADSTRA Cloud is the ideal dental software solution for your dental practice.
CONTACT us today to learn how ADSTRA Cloud can help your modern dental practice become more efficient.
Keep Your Data Safe and Secure With ADSTRA Dental Software/in Cloud Security /by Jennifer Decan
ADSTRA Dental Software is now available as a cloud-based solution for your dental practice. This cloud solution is a safe and modern solution to your dental clinic’s needs.
In a day and age where everything you could imagine is available via the cloud – people are often left wondering what the benefits are to buying software, apps, music, movies, and more, in this way. Dental software, and really – all software companies, are striving to develop cloud computing solutions that offer the consumer countless benefits. But what exactly are the benefits to a cloud-based dental software solution?
Cloud Computing Offers “Insurance”
Owning a physical copy of something is a way of the past. What would happen if you were to lose all your CDs? You’d have to go and replace them, right? Now let’s say instead of having physical CD’s – you just purchase and download your music. You can’t lose something if it’s in the Cloud. The same situation can be applied to your data. What would happen if your dental clinic had a flood or a fire? All those paper charts and your computers themselves would be destroyed. Do you have a procedure in place to recover all of your patient’s data now? If your patient’s data was stored on the Cloud – all you would need to do is login from any computer to access it again.
The ADSTRA Dental Software cloud-based solution, ADSTRA Cloud, is hosted on a safe and secure remote server. This allows you to have the ability to access your data from anywhere on any computer or handheld device (phones and tablets).
ADSTRA Dental Software uses Microsoft Azure – the most secure platform in the world
Microsoft Azure is used by many companies, large and small, as the host on their cloud solutions, and ADSTRA Dental Software is one of them. Using advanced encryptions methods and meeting the highest safety standards, Microsoft Azure is recognized as the most secure platform in the world and has methods in place for protecting you against the loss or theft of your data.
With ADSTRA Cloud:
|· Your data is safe and secure||· You have access to your software from anywhere|
|· Your backups are done automatically||· You do not need to invest in or manage servers|
|· Your security needs are met||· You get access to the latest version of the ADSTRA Dental Software|
Protecting Patient Privacy Is A Must
Working in the healthcare industry – dental providers have access to a lot of confidential information about all of their patients. It goes without saying that they have a duty to protect this information and ensure it is all securely stored. Recently the in the US, The Office for Civil Rights’ sanctioned a private oncology clinic for negligence because an employee had her laptop stolen which contained unencrypted data for 55 000 patients. With a dental software solution like ADSTRA Cloud, this whole situation could have been avoided. Since all of the patient data is not hosted locally on each computer but instead on a safe and secure on a remote Microsoft managed server, the loss of the computer does not the confidential patient data at risk.
The ADSTRA Dental Software cloud solution, ADSTRA Cloud – is an affordable solution for dental clinics of any size. Partnered with the security of Microsoft Azure, ADSTRA Cloud is the ideal dental software solution for your dental practice.
CONTACT us today to learn how ADSTRA Cloud can help your modern dental practice become more efficient.
Cloud Technology Helps Dental Clinics Provide Better Care/in Cloud Security /by Jennifer Decan
Because of better education about the benefit of good oral health when it comes to their overall physical well being, regular visits to dental clinics have become a way of life for North Americans over the past several decades. Patient demand and growing customer expectations from sectors outside of healthcare has led to a change in the way dentists do business. As a result, they are expanding their once modest clinics into large, modern, consumer-friendly facilities, and using the most advanced technological equipment available. Competition among practices is strong, and the pressure is on to present an appealing storefront while adopting cutting edge technology in order to attract clients. To complement the superior level of care dentists now strive to provide for their patients, many are turning to cloud-based technologies that streamline and modernize office procedures, unify multi-locations and reduce cost and complexity of delivering better customer service.
Since the 80s, the focus of dental care has changed to hygiene and oral health screening – in other words, preventive medicine – resulting in a markedly decreased need for extractions, fillings and dentures. This, however, has not led to fewer visits to the dentist, but rather increased demand for enhanced procedures. Canadians are well aware of the health and social impacts of neglecting their teeth and gums, and are willing to invest time and money to ensure the best treatment plans possible, including cosmetic dentistry, implants, orthodontics, and geriatric dentistry. Practitioners have responded by diversifying and expanding, which allows them to offer a comprehensive range of services to their patients. As a result, dental clinics – with a full complement of hygienists, general practitioners, periodontists, oral and maxillofacial radiologists, etc. – are busier than ever before.
INVESTING IN THE OVERALL GOOD HEALTH OF CLINICAL PRACTICES
With the cost of opening a new practice costing well in excess of half-a-million dollars, savvy practitioners are pooling their resources to equip and staff large clinics instead, enabling them to provide the greatest range of procedures and services to the greatest number of people. Instead of having to refer patients to outside resources, specialists are located within the practice, providing a convenient service to customers as well as keeping business in-house, even if at a different physical location. Patients are comfortable knowing that their care is under the supervision of one practitioner, and that they can rely on established standards of practice across all clinics.
TREND TO DIGITAL MEETS PATIENT DEMAND
Of necessity, there has been a significant shift in the way clinics handle business. Today’s modern multi-location clinics require an integrated system that enables them to operate as a single entity with multiple branches in order to run effectively.
This is a trend that has grown beyond dentistry and is now seen across all medical professionals who are replacing single location solutions or paper-based operations with comprehensive digital platforms. It enables more streamlined workflow processes, shared information, and at-a-glance analytics which help keep their respective businesses strong and successful.
In the past, accomplishing a successful integration was not an easy task. Essentially, a software solution and a very powerful hardware infrastructure requiring significant IT manpower and budget had to be custom built. Now, utilizing the most powerful cloud service platform in the world – Microsoft Azure – ADSTRA is able to deliver a total integrated solution designed specifically for dental clinics.
Microsoft Azure is being used by thousands of companies around the world, including Fortune 500 companies as well as medical records companies, which are putting actionable data in the hands of clinicians and healthcare providers.
Dental clinics across North America have relied on ADSTRA since 1994 for managing their day-to-day operations. For more than a decade, one large branch of government, with over 100,000 employees, has been using ADSTRA to manage more than 30 dental clinics around the world, making it simple and easy to treat any employee from any location. All patient records, x-rays and other pertinent information are available to every clinic, saving time, reducing costs and, more importantly, enhancing the level of patient care for this agency.
PAPERLESS, MULTI-LOCATION DENTAL PRACTICES UTILIZE MICROSOFT AZURE CLOUD PLATFORM
ADSTRA has a proven solution that provides dental professionals with efficient, paperless patient management, appointment scheduling, charting, imaging, financials, and communications.
Intuitive and easy to use, the colourful graphic interface allows users to:
- Easily schedule appointments at any location, administer patient records, set up billing and payments, and prepare reports across all locations;
- Create odontogrammes for existing conditions as well as perform and plan treatment;
- Capture, organize and enhance images from digital equipment such as cameras and radiographic devices, and share with branch clinics and specialists;
- Communicate with other departments/locations via messaging or text;
- Access data from multiple locations using computers, tablets, or mobile devices.
An all-inclusive maintenance service is another strength of ADSTRA’s Cloud offering. The software is pre-installed and configured, interactive software training and support is provided on-demand, and all software updates are automatically applied.
“Because it is flexible and scalable and adheres to the most stringent privacy and security regulations, the Microsoft Azure cloud infrastructure is ideally suited for multi-location practices that previously had no commercial product available to them,” says Viviana Bardea, Director of Software Development. “And it is incredibly cost efficient. With no upfront capital outlay and dramatically reduced licensing costs, money otherwise spent on servers, networking, software and support can be rolled back into the business instead.”
Trends in dental care are changing. It’s time to start the conversation about how the infinite power of the Microsoft Azure cloud combined with ADSTRA’s proven expertise in information management systems for oral healthcare can help your dental clinics face the future.
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