What impact is dentistry having on the environment?

What impact is dentistry having on the environment?

Everything that we do has an environmental impact which can affect future generations.

When it comes to health services, it is essential to see how our everyday tools and emissions can affect us and the environment.

While we are still dealing with the coronavirus pandemic and its associated pressing needs, long-term sustainability and health promotion will need to be increased and a continued focus.

Dentistry X sustainability – Are you doing your part?

Going green is more than a trend nowadays it’s a reality for all of us.

If you are a dental professional, you should do your part in recognizing the forward-thinking actions that you can take on an everyday basis to improve the environment around you.

ADA has created a list of 80 ways to make your organization green. Most of the ideas listed are for dental organizations, also there are some good general green tips, that are easy to put into practice.

Going green makes good business sense and that’s why many leading corporate entities are adopting environmentally friendly processes at a fast pace.

To access ADA list, click here: ADA

How can digital technologies assist the environment?

Reducing paper usage can have a significant impact on waste, financial costs, and pollution.

Digital technologies are a gamer changer in dentistry. Digital health record systems like Salud remove the need for physical paper records, conserving data and reducing waste.

Going paperless means that all charting, imaging, billing, consents, referrals, and all general patient management is done digitally.

Digitizing the process from start to finish can make things smoother for both dentist and patient.

The benefits of a paperless organization are numerous. It increases the organization’s efficiency and profitability and reduces opportunities for possible pitfalls.

As the dental industry’s technology gets more and more prevalent around us, our social responsibility should also hold importance.

Looking after the planet

It only takes small changes to start reducing your carbon footprint. By making just one change at a time, we can make a real difference to the planet.

The planet is one thing we all have in common, and it’s the only one we have. Have you started to practice small changes?

Our planet is counting on you.

Bamboo toothbrushes. Zero waste concept for self-care. Plastic-free.

If your clinic is still operating through a hybrid of paper and software, or entirely paper – get in touch to see how Salud can help to achieve a totally paperless environment and in turn maximised output.

References:


World Dental Federation

Dictionary Sustainability.

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Salud – Celebrating the past, embracing the future

Salud – Celebrating the past, embracing the future

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Salud. It is also the year where the world continues to navigate a global health crisis.

While it’s not a time for physical celebration, it is still essential for us to reflect on the past, and more importantly, to focus on the future.


Two-Ten health, the company behind Salud, was founded in 1995 when Carl Moynihan, CEO and Founder, worked on the development of an electronic data-recording system as part of Dublin Dental University Hospital’s modernization scheme.



Reflecting on the rich history of this company, over the last 25 years Salud has evolved from a basic business management tool to a connected health solution which connects technology, disciplines, people, and facilitates a global community for research and sharing best practice.

Salud is a leading dental management solution for world-renowned Dental Hospitals and Universities.

Key to its worldwide success is an incredibly talented team with decades of experience, industry knowledge and a passion for a common goal.

Today, we have installations dotted across 5 continents, supporting clients in multiple languages as Salud helps manage millions of patient appointments each year.

Salud is continuously evolving to meet and exceed the ever-changing industry needs and ensure a future proof solution for all customers.

2019 saw the release of Salud Dental, the latest web-based application in the Salud product offering. The market reaction has been very positive, and this year will see more clients move across.

The secret to success is never stopping learning and innovating.” Carl Moynihan, CEO.

Significant trends in dentistry

The last 25 years has seen many improvements in dentistry, from the advancements in technology to the warm and inviting atmosphere of the dental rooms. Dentistry has changed to become more and more patient-focused in terms of both comfort and convenience.

These developments also mean dentists can provide more accurate diagnoses and focus on preventative care rather than reacting to issues, thus saving the business time and money down the line. And of course, the new technology means quicker and more efficient treatment, resulting in improved oral healthcare worldwide.

The future

The past twenty years have demonstrated rapid growth in dental technology and even more rapid development of dental technologies.

We’re always looking to improve our current service, introduce new features and integrate with new technologies.

By simple extrapolation, the future is bright for dental professionals. It is an exciting time for Salud to be part of it.

We will continue dedicating ourselves to our mission of providing world class solutions, training, implementation and support.

Our team’s common goal is to provide solutions that help dental professionals to reach their full potential, and in doing so helps patients worldwide to achieve good oral health – if so, we’ve accomplished our mission.

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The unexpected passing of our Chairman David Phillips

The unexpected passing of our Chairman David Phillips

It is with profound sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of our Chairman David Phillips following a short illness.

David joined Two-Ten Health in the early 2000s and became deeply involved in the development of Salud. As Chairman, he led the Board in embarking on an exciting vision for healthcare software.

Bringing a wealth of knowledge, a true passion for dentistry, and a wonderful sense of humour, he was an invaluable member of the team.

We are incredibly grateful for his tremendous dedication and contribution to the company’s development.

Over his lifetime he was truly generous with both his support and time to many people and an excellent and loyal friend.

About David:

David Phillips worked in general dental practice for 16 years, heading an extensive group practice in Cardiff, Wales. He joined the Medical Protection Society in 1981, becoming head of its Dental Division, and then-Secretary and Dental Director of its new dental division Dental Protection, from which he retired in 1999.

David lectured internationally on healthcare risk management. He was a specialist adviser to the House of Commons Health Select Committee and a medico-legal adviser to the World Health Organisation. He was also a lay member of the General Osteopathic Council.

He was Chairman of Denplan, the UK’s largest provider of dental payment plans, and Chairman of Howden Medical and Dental Insurance providing indemnity insurance for medical and dental practitioners.

David was an elected member of the General Dental Council (GDC) in the UK and Chairman of the ‘Fitness to Practice Policy’ within the GDC.

He was a former Chairman of the Wellhouse NHS Trust (1995-2000), and former non-executive director (1997-2000) and Chairman (2000-2002) of Dencare Ltd. After Dencare was taken over by Oasis PLC in 2003 David became Chairman of Oasis Dental Care Ltd.

In 1994 he was awarded an OBE for his services to dentistry.


The contributions he made to Salud cannot be measured, and his impact will be felt forever.


On behalf of our management team and employees, we extend our deepest condolences to his family.

Real-Time Data Is a Game Changer

Real-Time Data Is a Game Changer

Modern dentistry is demanding. Nowadays, owning a profitable dental organisation requires you to be more than a dentist.

To be successful, you need to run your organisation efficiently.

Implementing the right tools is the first step in optimizing operations and patient care. Number one on the list of tools should be a good Dental Management System, next to a dental dashboard.

One of the best things about using a dashboard is the fact that you can see cause and effect!

Not only visualize it but MEASURE it!

Salud Dashboards provide an easy to read visual display of key data, in real time. No more “running” reports.

Real-time data at your fingertips enables organisation wide monitoring and trend analysis for resource and patient care optimisation.

What is a dental dashboard?

A dental dashboard is a data visualisation tool that displays your business metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs) in real time.

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Salud Dashboards provide accurate real-time data to help you make decisions and changes that positively impact your company’s performance.

All data recorded in Salud can be easily extracted for further analysis. Data access can be limited to user groups and these user groups are controlled by permissions within Salud.

When it comes to business management, nothing beats real-time performance checks, balances and up-to-date progress evaluations. This is one more reason to forget spreadsheets and static reports which epically fail to meet these essential criteria.

Benefits of using Salud Dashboards

  • Increase clinic efficiency with real-time data
  • Save time with insightful and actionable data readily available
  • Improve employee motivation with immediate performance feedback
  • Improve patient care with more time focused on dentistry
  • Track trends for epidemiology studies

Our intuitive and easy-to-use dental software helps you to concentrate on patient care while Salud takes care of the rest.

 

Are you ready to take your practice to the next level with us?

We are constantly adding new functionality to our offering and we would love your feedback. Get in touch to have a chat and a demo of our latest developments.

 

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Does your organization use automated appointment reminders?

Does your organization use automated appointment reminders?

Make missed appointments a thing of the past with SMS reminders.

Appointments reminders are a quick way of ensuring your customers won’t forget about you and their appointments.

With many advances in technology across all healthcare in the last few decades, the use of electronic reminders has become increasingly prevalent.

Text messages are a convenient mode of communication that is widely used and can effectively reach a large population.

The bottom line is that reducing the number of missed appointments affects the clinic’s revenue significantly.

Studies have shown that missed appointments drop by 25% to 50% when an office implements an automated appointment reminder system.

Not only does this impact your finances, but it also means your patients will come in regularly, helping them maintain their health.

Even the most organized people can forget about an appointment from time to time.

Sending an automated reminder, the day before can help them remember that they have somewhere to be. It reduces the risk of an empty chair.

Gone are the days when you could write the appointment time on a business card and expect excellent attendance rates if such a time ever existed. 

With the rest of the world going paperless, patients may no longer have a physical place to put the card to help them remember. It will likely end up under a pile of junk mail.

Missed appointments cost time and money.

Change can be a challenge. It often seems unfamiliar and intimidating, but it does not have to be.

If your dental office has been doing things manually or you are using a barebones automation system, the idea of making a procedural switch can seem like a giant leap.

Fortunately, Salud Dental was designed to look and feel just like everyday apps used in our personal lives. Making it an easy adoption for end-users.

Our software is intuitive and easy to use design allows dentists to be dentists, focusing on the patient.

Appointment reminders can be easily set up. Salud also tracks all DNA’s and cancellations, so you can manage and reduce.

The Salud Team offer a full implementation service, including training and assistance every step of the way.

You will have an effective system that provides a unique experience for you and your patients long into the future.

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