SAN ANTONIO—Carestream Dental announced at ADA 2014, the annual meeting of the American Dental Association, the launch of CS PracticeWorks Cloud. Carestream Dental is also showcasing its computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing portfolio, CS Solutions, on the Live-Patient CAD/CAM Stage. Both CS PracticeWorks Cloud and CS Solutions represent Carestream Dental’s continued commitment to workflow integration, humanized technology and diagnostic excellence in the field of dentistry.
CS PracticeWorks Cloud is Carestream Dental’s fourth cloud offering, joining CS SoftDent Cloud, CS Orthotrac Cloud and CS WinOMS Cloud. The platform gives practices the tools they need to work smarter, including a comprehensive set of scheduling, charting and financial features that can be accessed anytime, anywhere on a device with Internet capabilities. The cloud version of CS PracticeWorks also includes several features to enhance practices’ workflow such as the Patient Attachments and Doctor's Work Queue functionality; the eReminders module; and 2015 CDT codes, to name just a few features. ICD-10 codes for CS PracticeWorks Cloud will also be available in 2015.
Workflow has been greatly improved with Patient Attachments and Doctor's Work Queue, which gives practices the ability to attach any kind of document to a patient record; easy labeling and categorization features also makes searching for these attachments more efficient. This feature allows users to flag a patient attachment as "requiring doctor's review," which will move it into a queue for the doctor to review and acknowledge.
Studies have shown that using appointment reminders can reduce no-shows by up to 30 percent. The eReminders module allows practices to connect with their patients through text messages, emails or voicemails. Users simply select a contact message and specify a timeframe and frequency and messages are sent automatically; no user intervention is required.
“One of the unique features of using CS PracticeWorks on a cloud platform is that, as we continue to enhance the product, all upgrades are made automatically,” Matt Ackerman, senior product line manager, CS PracticeWorks, said. “Practices will always be using the most up-to-date version of CS PracticeWorks because Carestream Dental takes care of upgrading practices remotely. Other benefits include secure, HIPPA-compliant storage of patient files, automatic backups and even fewer physical paper files around the office.”
Also at ADA 2014, Daniel Delrose, D.D.S., is presenting live 30-minute demonstrations of CS Solutions, Carestream Dental’s CAD/CAM portfolio, at the Live-Patient CAD/CAM Stage. Attendees can see how CS Solutions keeps the entire process within a practice to provide more control, save time and keep patients happier. Delrose will perform procedures step-by-step and take questions from the audience in this interactive session. Demonstrations are held twice a day, Thursday, Oct. 9 through Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.
CS Solutions, made available for the first time at ADA 2013, is an open CAD/CAM system that allows users to opt for the workflow that is best for their practice, such as handling the entire restoration process in-house or capturing scans and sharing files with one of hundreds of preferred labs around the country. Tools in the CS Solution portfolio include the CS 3500 intraoral scanner, CS Restore software and the CS 3000 milling machine.
ADA 2014 takes place Oct. 9-14, San Antonio, Texas, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. Carestream Dental is exhibiting all of its latest products in booth #2300, Oct. 9-11.
For more information on Carestream Dental’s innovative solutions, please call (800) 944-6365 or visit www.carestreamdental.com.
About Carestream Dental
Carestream Dental provides industry-leading imaging, CAD/CAM, software and practice management solutions for dental and oral health professionals. With more than 100 years of industry experience, Carestream Dental products are used by seven out of 10 practitioners globally and deliver more precise diagnoses, improved workflows and superior patient care. For more information or to contact a Carestream Dental representative, call (800) 944-6365 or visit www.carestreamdental.com.
About Carestream Health
Carestream is a worldwide provider of dental and medical imaging systems and IT solutions; X-ray imaging systems for non-destructive testing and advanced materials for the precision films and electronics markets. For more information about the company’s broad portfolio of products, solutions and services, please contact your Carestream representative, call (888) 777-2072 or visit www.carestream.com.