Patient Registration Mobile App
Alvarez Dental, PC announces the launch of the new Practice management and clinical software in iPad Apps that streamline patient registration leveraging the efficiency and ease of use to save time and reduce the risk of data entry errors.
The data entered by new patients who complete and sign registration forms in the Clipboard App on the iPad is automatically incorporated securely into the patient's account on the desktop.
Insurance information can be reviewed by office staff. Patients may also complete and sign HIPAA consent and release forms.
At subsequent office visits, patients can use the Clipboard Apps on the iPad to confirm or change registration information and provide a new reason for their visit.
DENTAL DIGITAL RADIOGRAPHY
Reduces radiation by as much as 80 percent.
Dental radiographs (x-rays) are essential, preventative, diagnostic tools that provide valuable information not visible during a regular dental exam. Dentists and dental hygienists use this information to safely and accurately detect hidden dental abnormalities and complete an accurate treatment plan. Without x-rays, problem areas may go undetected.
Safety dental x-rays:
We are all exposed to natural radiation in our environment. The amount of radiation exposure from a full mouth series of x-rays is equal to the amount a person receives in a single day from natural sources. Dental x-rays produce a low level of radiation and are considered safe. Dentists take necessary precautions to limit the patient’s exposure to radiation when taking dental x-rays. These precautions include using lead apron shields to protect the body and using modern, fast film that cuts down the exposure time of each x-ray.
How often should dental x-rays be taken?
The need for dental x-rays depends on each patient’s individual dental health needs. Your dentist and dental hygienist will recommend necessary x-rays based on the review of your medical and dental history, dental exam, signs and symptoms, age consideration, and risk for disease. A full mouth series of dental x-rays is recommended for new patients. A full series is usually good for three to five years. Bite-wing x-rays (x-rays of top and bottom teeth biting together) are taken at recall (check-up) visits and are recommended once or twice a year to detect new dental problems.
The office reserves the right to charge $50 dollars for a missed appointment. We request 24 hour's notice if you cannot keep your appointment. Please be on time for your appointment as the office makes every attempt to remain on schedule.