Curve Dental Official Blog

Why Your Practice Deserves More from Your Practice Management Software

As any successful dental practice knows, your patients come first, so why keep them waiting with confusing billing processes and slow scheduling? Effective dental practice management software not only increases practice efficiency and improves employee workflows, it also enhances the overall patient experience.

How Cloud Technology Can Protect Your Practice Against Cyberattacks

"Month-long email hack on Ohio Dental insurer impacts patient data.”

Work-Life Balance

Mastering the Work Life Balancing Act 

The notion of work-life balance is difficult for most people to master. And, nowhere is this struggle more prevalent than for dentists. Most dentists are torn between delivering excellent dental care and the demands of running the business side of the practice and finding time for their personal life.This blog begins by examining the challenges of work-life balance from a different perspective which is—a dentist is an entrepreneur who faces realities that every small business person must address. Then it drills down to specific insights for dentists to consider.

The Hidden Benefits of Change

We know that making changes in your practice can be met with apprehension, so sticking with the status quo can seem like the easy, comfortable option. However, an aversion to change will also prevent your practice from innovating and growing. Have you considered what you’re missing out on by not moving to the cloud?

Curve Dental and Bluefin: A Winning Security and Payments Partnership

Healthcare Data Breaches are on the Rise

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights’ breach portal, there have been 261 healthcare data breaches affecting 9.1 million individuals since the start of 2018. Healthcare is a favorite among hackers because of the sheer amount of data being gathered, from patient’s insurance information, to Social Security numbers, to credit cards – all of which sell for a great price on the Dark Web. Thankfully, Bluefin and Curve have partnered to provide our clients integrated payment processing through Curve Hero, backed by the highest level of security with PCI-validated Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE).

Is your practice ready for 2019?

As we approach the new year, let’s take a look back at the performance and quality of your practice management software. This software is an integral part of running a successful dental practice. It’s at the center of everything, from charting and imaging to scheduling and billing. The right software will streamline processes to enable you to grow your practice while simultaneously improving the patient experience. Did your practice management software deliver what you needed this year?

Medicaid Alphabetical Tooth Ordering

As per new regulations, Medicaid claim submissions require alphabetical ordering of tooth surfaces on procedures.

Format Online Forms

Plain text. It says everything you need to know in the name. Plain. Now, I don’t know about you but it's pretty bland to look at. Plain text isn't great for highlighting important questions on a form to fulfill any possible legal regulations.

What's So Scary About Moving to the Cloud?

We’ve already discussed how time-consuming, expensive and risky servers can be. Moving your practice to the cloud seems like the logical option, but a change like that is not always met with enthusiasm.

High Costs and Hidden Inefficiencies of Managing Your Own Server

Managing your own server requires a significant, ongoing investment from your practice — both financially and timewise. Whether your server goes down from a natural disaster or through experiencing a plumbing mishap, you’re left with a nonfunctioning practice, and productivity comes to a complete halt.

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