A dentist or dental surgeon is a medical professional focussed on diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of conditions related to teeth, gums and mouth, and often have a team of assistants, hygienists and technicians providing a range of oral health services.
The General Dental Council regulates dental care professionals in the UK, and has over 110,000 members.
When the NHS was born in 1948, dental treatment was free of charge. It is said that, at that time, around 75% of adults had no teeth of their own, and millions of teeth were removed or filled in the first year alone. Though the intention is for the NHS to still be able to provide the treatment a dentist believes is necessary, the system does not always support it.
As well as keeping up to date with developments in the industry, continued training, equipment, and maintaining accurate and secure records, these days many dental practices also have to balance provision through both the NHS routes and private care. It is often the case that, as dentists are essentially contracting their services to the NHS, the funding available is only enough for a proportion of their clients to be NHS patients.
What this means to you
If you’re a dentist or dental practice, patient care and treatment is the top priority. While there is a great deal of specialist equipment and technology needed, the operations of the dental practice also depend on technology.
You need to manage patient communications quickly. You need to meet cyber security and data protection standards and obligations. You need efficient processes, underpinned by good technology, to enable teams to spend more time with patients.
Why we are good
We provide IT support and technology services to many dental practices and we cover Exeter, Plymouth, Torquay, Paignton and Exmouth, as well as the rest of Devon, Cornwall and Somerset. We also have clients in places like Hampshire, Kent, London, Northamptonshire and even Scotland.
We also have experience of practice management software, like EXACT from Software of Excellence.
What we can do
You don’t want to take any chances with your IT systems, so you need someone with experience in the dental services sector, and a track record of getting it right. We’re proud to have been serving some of our dental practice clients for five years, seven years, ten years. These clients reward our professional, flexible and personal approach with their continued custom.