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Six Steps to a Paperless Practice

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Most dental practices have come to realize how quickly technology has become part of everyday life in the practice.

Dentistry has undergone a paradigm shift over the past 20 years where systems that were once analog (paper, film) and now being replaced by digital counterparts. Nowhere is this more evident than with practices that are trying to become completely paperless. While I don’t agree that any office can be truly paperless, eliminating the need for a physical paper chart is something that any office can achieve. This course will evaluate a 6-Step plan for becoming paperless and help offices avoid a $50,000 mistake.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to use a  six-point checklist to implement the paperless practice
  • Evaluate third-party programs that can provide functionality where the practice management programs cannot.
  • Understand Image management software and what works best with each dental software.

Release date: Mon, June 13, 2011

Speaker: Lorne Lavine, DDS

lorne-lavine-ddsDr. Lorne Lavine, founder and president of Dental Technology Consultants, has over 26 years invested in the dental and dental technology fields. A graduate of USC, he earned his D.M.D. from Boston University and completed his residency at the Eastman Dental Center in Rochester, NY. He received his specialty training at the University of Washington and went into private practice in Vermont until moving to California in 2002 to establish DTC, a company which focuses on the specialized technological needs of the dental community.

Dr. Lavine has vast experience with dental technology systems. He is a CompTia Certified A+ Computer Repair Technician, CompTia Network+ certified and will soon be a Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator. As a consultant and integrator, he has extensive hands-on experience with most practice management software, image management software, digital cameras, intraoral cameras, computers, networks, and digital radiography systems.

Dr. Lavine writes for many well-known industry publications and lectures across the country. He was the regular Technology columnist for Dental Economics Magazine. His articles have appeared in Dentistry Today, Dental Economics, Dental Equipment and Materials, Dental Practice Report, New Dentist, Dental Angle Online, and DentalTown magazine, where is a moderator of ten of their Computer and Software Forums. He has lectured to the Yankee Dental Congress, American Academy of Periodontology, American Academy of Endodontics, the DentalTown Extravaganza, and numerous State Dental Society and Study Club lectures. In addition, he is a member of the Speaking and Consulting Network. He is also the former technology consultant for the Indian Health Service.


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