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Adam McDaniel, product manager for Henry Schein, demonstrates what DEXIS for Dentrix Ascend can do for dental practitioners during an interview conducted at the Midwinter Meeting. (Photo: Fred Michmershuizen, DTA)
Feb 27, 2016 | Business USA

Create a digital clinical workflow with DEXIS for Dentrix Ascend

by Fred Michmershuizen, DTA

CHICAGO, Ill., USA: Here at the Midwinter Meeting, Henry Schein Practice Solutions, the U.S. practice solutions business of Henry Schein Inc., is announcing the availability of DEXIS for Dentrix Ascend — a cloud-based imaging solution built exclusively for Dentrix Ascend to help quickly capture and store images to the cloud.

It’s all about creating a “digital clinical workflow,” said Adam McDaniel, product manager for Henry Schein, who demonstrated the system during an interview with Dental Tribune America.

As McDaniel explained, DEXIS for Dentrix Ascend eliminates the need for additional digital imaging software, and it automates daily procedures, such as insurance billing, to enhance efficiency and productivity in the dental practice.

According to a press release issued Thursday by Henry Schein, the software, initially available to users in North America, offers practitioners four key benefits: seamless integration with Dentrix Ascend; enhanced digital workflow; quick access to images from the cloud; and automatic upgrades and backups, thus reducing the need for maintenance and hardware.

As McDaniel demonstrated to Dental Tribune, because DEXIS for Dentrix Ascend is built into Dentrix Ascend, practices no longer need to leave Dentrix Ascend and open a separate application to capture, store and manipulate images. With the cloud-based system, patient x-rays and intra-oral images are available to all authorized devices and users on the system from any location, saving time for clinical procedures.

In addition to improving productivity and efficiency, the cloud-based system captures original digital images and uploads them (not a copy) with virtually no loss of quality due to a compression algorithm that provides fast upload speeds to help maintain image quality, McDaniel explained. Once in the cloud, the images can be edited using a variety of tools, including filters, annotation and density reading, he said.

According to Henry Schein, users of DEXIS for Dentrix Ascend have been impressed with its capabilities. “DEXIS for Dentrix Ascend has helped make our practice’s insurance billing more efficient,” said practitioner Dr. Mau Nguyen, of Newport Commons Dental Care. “I also really like having the ability to remotely view, with clarity, an x-ray from anywhere when consulting with patients or colleagues.

More information about DEXIS for Dentrix Ascend is available online, at www.dentrixascend.com, or by calling (855) 232-9493.


 

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