Curve Dental Official Blog

Megan Boyd

Megan Boyd
Product Manager

Recent Posts

Access Who’s On Deck From Scheduler

Earlier this year, we released our new Who’s On Deck feature. Many offices are already using Who's on Deck as part of their morning huddles to help understand the patients that are coming in today, tomorrow and the day after. Based on a lot of positive feedback we've made it easier and quicker to access. You can now launch the Who's On Deck dashboard from the Scheduler!

New Prescriptions Role Add for Increased Control

In our ongoing commitment to improving security, we created a new role to control access to the Prescriptions module in Curve Hero. This new role provides the following functionality:

Signature Line Available On Treatment Plan Printout

Every time I employ my signature, it looks like I’m writing in Klingon. That can’t be English. Somehow, that weird looking thing has come to symbolize all that is me over the years and when I need to prove I’m me, my pen gestures with a flourish that makes most maestros jealous. I may be overselling it, but our signature becomes an important part of who we are and how we prove our identity.

Read-Only Scheduler Now Available For Curve Hero

The internet is an amazing place. Tons of information flying back and forth every day, connecting the world like never before in history. It seems like magic, only it is anything but magic. It requires very complicated infrastructure to facilitate this elaborate communication across the entire planet.

Using the web requires Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to connect you to the internet. When you are streaming videos or checking updates on your social media accounts, ISPs make that possible for you. Although these services are very reliable today, they are not infallible and sometimes service becomes unavailable. Since Curve Hero is a cloud application that relies on the internet, this can halt an office in their tracks in the rare event that an internet connection is not available.

This is where our new offline functionality shines.

Curve Hero’s scheduler is now available in a read-only capacity whenever you don’t have an internet connection. There are limitations to this:

  • You have to have already logged in to Hero before the internet connection becomes unavailable.
  • When you browse through your scheduler, the browser remembers the data you’ve looked at so that it can show it again later during an outage. As scheduler data gets updated, the browser also remembers those changes.
  • While offline, you’ll be able to see information on the scheduler and in the appointment summary (subject to the limitations already discussed).
  • The next time you log in to Curve Hero that data will be “forgotten” by the browser and it will start remembering all over again as you move through the scheduler.

This new functionality will allow you to have access to critical appointment information for patients if your internet connection is not working. Luckily, ISP outages are rare and do not normally last very long these days.

How will you know if this is happening?

Hero will notify you when this feature kicks in. A red “Offline” message will appear in the bottom left corner of the application. If you lose internet connection from your ISP, there will likely be other indications, such as any other web applications not working.

Once your connection is restored, Curve Hero will begin to work as normal again.

We understand that these issues arise and we want to give you an option which lets you continue working as much as possible throughout any sort of interruption to your internet connection.

Dental Billing with Itemized Adjustments Now Available

I'm happy to announce the release of an exciting new feature: the ability to itemized your adjustments before posting them. Until now, invoice adjustments in Curve Hero were automatically applied to the relevant line items and spread out evenly. You did not get the option of allocating amounts to individual line items before saving. We’ve changed that!

The All New Playbook Basic Dental Dashboard

I love nothing more than looking through pages and pages of reports, sorted by all types of variables, collated and compiled together into an alphanumeric nightmare. Did I say love? Typo! I meant loathe. If only there was a way that I could see my important decision-driving data presented to me in some kind of dental dashboard. There has to be a better way!

Revised Account Statements For Everyone

Curve Dental is proud to announce that our newly revised account statements are now in the hands of everybody! We have listened to our customers and revised our statements into a more efficient and easier-to-understand format. Let’s take a look shall we?

How to Add An Area Of Interest To A Dental Image

In our continued journey to expand Curve Image functionality, we now offer the ability to add an Area of Interest annotation to any x-ray, intraoral image, pan, or any other dental image.  Area of Interest annotations are highlighted sections of an image. All of the Areas of Interest annotations placed on an image can also have attached clinical notes. This means that information relative to the area is directly available from the Area of Interest. Area of Interests annotations are also available to images displayed in mounts.

Custom Payment Reports Include Payment Creator Info

Our custom payment reports now have the ability to report on both the full name of the user in the system who created the payment, as well as the date and time the payment was posted. You will have the ability to add these options to both new custom payment reports, as well as existing ones. We hope this helps resolve payment-related issues within your office in the future.

Denti-Cal Claims & Resubmission Turnaround Document Protocol

Not all electronic insurance claims systems work seamlessly together. Sometimes there are special needs that need to be addressed separately outside of the usual claims system. This update addresses one of these special cases.

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