Curve Dental Official Blog

Natural Disasters and the Impact on Your Practice

You can’t predict a natural disaster, but you can plan for it.

Organize Your Files With Our Custom Folder System

Sometimes, I look at all of the papers on my desk and mentally prepare myself for the game of Three-card Monte that follows, as I look for a single piece of paper in that haystack of a mess. If only I had a proper folder system with which to establish a foothold on this combination of cluttered chaos!

Measurement Tools For Curve Image

We all know that radiographs and other images are a critical tool in diagnosis and treatment planning. While you can always look inside the patients mouth, without radiographs you really can't get underneath the surface to truly understand what's going on. 

Upgrade For Curve Hero’s Get My Data Feature

At Curve Dental, we don't hold your data hostage. You've always had a way to download your practice's data to a simple text file from with the Curve Hero application. We call this feature: Get My Data.

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!

Quality Software Begins with Quality Talent

Quality is a big focus for us when building practice management software at Curve Dental. The same attention to quality applies when it comes to building a team. As a result of Battery Ventures' recent investment in the company, we're looking to grow our team so that we can continue to improve upon our existing technology, Curve Hero. Additionally, we’re designing exciting new products that will help propel our VIP customers (all Curve Dental customers are VIP customers) to the next level in providing dental services to patients.

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.

Orange Summit: Ask 2 Practices, Get 3 Opinions

 

I find it very inspiring to read the works of the great authors so it should come as no surprise that this blog post just seemed to flow so naturally. It’s been two weeks since we wrapped up Orange Summit 2018 at the beautiful Sun Valley Resort in Sun Valley Idaho.

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