Your roadmap to the cloud: Transforming your practice with modern technology

April 4, 2023
What can cloud-based technology do for you? Find out from these doctors and experts who have realized the cloud's many benefits in the latest DE Solutions Lab.

Transitioning to the cloud can mean upgradability and better scalability of services. With continuous improvements come an enhanced workflow, better patient engagement .and other advantageous features.

Security and disaster recovery are additional benefits of the cloud, as the dental industry has become an enticing target for bad actors who are out to steal valuable patient data. Even something as simple as a power loss or a power surge can erase a day’s work.

Having a browser-based dental practice management platform can protect you from cyber-security threats, natural disasters, or employee carelessness.The more digitally integrated your practice is with your patients, processes, and suppliers, the more efficiently you can work, the more patients you can see, and the more profitable you can be.

Having solutions that help you work faster and more effectively is exactly what the cloud brings. In fact, it’s the cornerstone of most practices today.

Learning objectives

  1. Understand industry technology and trends.
  2. Hear from real doctors about their personal journeys to the cloud.
  3. See what major changes most practices may need to make first before seeing real change.
  4. Learn how important managing your online presence is for retaining and gaining new patients.
  5. See why more practices are switching to a cloud-based platform for anytime, anywhere access.

The presenters

  1. Matt Ackerman, Senior Product Line Manager, has been part of the Carestream Dental team for more than 24 years. specifically as part of the PracticeWorks software team. As such, he oversees the product line, does training and documentation, establishes relations with corporate partners, and oversees development and quality assurance processes. He has a BA from Assumption College and lives in the Atlanta area. 
  2. Dr. Spencer Joseph is an orthodontic practice owner in the Detroit area. He received his bachelor’s degree and DDS at Tennessee State University and Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry, respectively. He began orthodontic training at Howard and recently completed a postgraduate program in oral radiology and pathology from the University of Southern California Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry.
  3. Dr. Daniel Camacho is a practice owner in Hollywood, Florida. He received his bachelor’s degree in molecular and cell biology at the University of Connecticut in Mansfield graduating magna cum laude with honors. He received his dental degree at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. He also completed a 30-month specialty residency in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics at Seton Hill University.

The moderator

Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz is the chief editor of Dental Economics. She owns a private practice in Salem, Massachusetts, and lectures on a variety of clinical topics.