In the age of the smart phones and tablets there’s a seemingly endless supply of apps we can download and use to make our lives a little easier. Everything from mobile banking and games to shopping and workouts can all just be a click away. But have you ever given thought to finding apps that could benefit your professional life?
It should come as no surprise that there’s no shortage of dental-related apps, but narrowing down the list to those that are actually useful takes a little bit of investigative work. Luckily for you we’ve done the app research for you and have put together a list of our top dental app favorites. These run the gamut from schedule helpers to educational tools and much more.
So without further ado here is our list of the top 5 apps for dental professionals.
- ADA CDT Code Check App (available for iOS and Android users) The American Dental Association released this handy app to help dental professionals quickly and easily find procedure codes to help eliminate the headache of navigating dental insurance claims. Codes are searchable by three categories (code number, keyword and service category) to make finding the information needed as simple as possible.
This app is a quick reference for dental professional when prescribing medications to their patients. It features the 100 most commonly prescribed drugs in dentistry and lists dosage information, delivery instructions, precautions to take and more. Plus, you can email patients information about their medications directly from the app for quick and easy communication.
Dental Manager App (available for iOS users)
This is a simple dental costs calculator for dental clinics that can help both clinicians and patients better understand the cost of a given dental procedure. As an added bonus this app also includes a simple tool for creating treatment plans, sharing treatment results with patients, and managing patient progress information.
DDS GP App (available for iOS users)
Helpful for both clinicians and patients, DDS GP provides dentists with presentations that explain over 200 different procedures to patients in a clear and concise way. Each presentation comes with detailed illustrations and step-by-step guides to ensure patients are comfortable with a treatment plan. Plus, the app explains different oral health conditions and what can happen if they get worse to help educate patients on the importance of getting treatment as early as possible.
Go Canvas App (available for iOS and Android users)
If you’re still using paper patient forms when checking patients in for an appointment this is a great way to make that process paperless. Create customizable forms on your Apple or Android tablet that patients can fill out at your practice. Then you can simply send the information captured on the form to your office computer to save in your patient database—no transferring of written patient information required. This saves on time and the risk of human error.
While this certainly isn’t an exhaustive list of all the helpful applications for dental professionals, these are five we believe could provide a direct benefit to dental practices. If any of them look like they could be of use to you we encourage you to look into them further and see if they’d be a fit for your practice and patients. With so much technology right at our finger tips it only makes sense to use it to your professional advantage.
If you try out any of the apps we recommend here let us know!