Successful dental or orthodontic practices are a hub of activity. The pace is fast and you can’t afford to waste time. But you also can’t afford to make mistakes. Mistakes and inefficiency have a cost. Not only can you lose hundreds or thousands of dollars due to simple errors in your lab tracking sheets, but you can also frustrate patients who have to wait longer to get the treatments that they need. Administrative duties, patient tracking, and organizing all add to the burden. With the average practice balancing between sixty and eighty-five patients per week, it’s no wonder that 84% of dentists report feeling burned out. One of the ways that practices can streamline their workflow and reduce their error rate is by getting rid of the dental lab case tracking sheet and digitizing the process instead. When you replace cumbersome forms with a digital workflow platform, you can:
- Better organize and track cases
- Automate tasks to save time and reduce errors
- Streamline and simplify the workflow and tracking
You also reduce administrative work for your staff, who can be more involved in other areas to advance your practice.
Most Practices Have Confusing and Inefficient Lab Inventory Management
For most dental and orthodontist practices, the current workflow is inefficient and complex. You might have different prescription forms depending on where you’re sending cases. If you use multiple labs, this means multiple forms. You may also have digital files from an intra-oral scanner or plaster impressions.
Each lab has its own prescription portal and may have different requirements. If you use an in-house lab or digital design services, it can further increase the number of touchpoints. Then, you have to coordinate and track everything to return the appliance to the patient or get your lab work printed.
All this takes up more time than you might realize, and in most cases, none of it is integrated with your practice management software, which means more data entry to assure consistency. To track cases, you may also have to check each provider’s site separately.
There is a better—and easier—way to manage your dental prescriptions.
How EasyRx Helps with Lab Case Tracking
The comprehensive case management and 3D software from EasyRx is designed to ensure that every case is delivered on schedule and accurately for the highest level of patient care. Whether you have an in-house lab or use a commercial lab to fill your prescriptions, you can manage and track all your patient lab and digital prescriptions from one centralized platform.
EasyRx is a fast, simple, efficient solution. Using a cloud-based, secure, and HIPAA-compliant digital dental lab case tracking sheet saves time and reduces errors.
With EasyRx, you use one universal lab prescription form for the management and tracking of patient labs, appliances, clear aligners, and digital prescription forms. You can then submit plaster models to your lab or digital files to commercial or in-house labs. You can track and manage all your cases easily with a seamless workflow through integration with your practice management software.
EasyRx 3D enables you to trim, base, label, and digitally remove brackets from your STL files to prep them for printing. You can eliminate multiple dental lab case tracking sheets, as well as:
- Submit and manage all your lab prescriptions from one universal form and one application
- Securely manage and track all your digital files and workflow
- Prepare print-ready 3D models
EasyRx helps you keep track of everything in your lab with every step of the process.
Eliminate Dental Lab Case Tracking Sheets
Running a dental or orthodontic practice is expensive. Between technology, labor costs, overhead, and tax liabilities, profitability is limited. In today’s tight labor market, turnover and staff retention can add significantly to costs. When you do bring in new staff, it takes time and expense to onboard and train them.
The more efficient and simpler that you can make things, the smoother your entire practice will operate. When you reduce your administrative burden and simplify your workflow, you improve your efficiency and lower your expenses.
With EasyRx, you can free up your staff, eliminate errors, and ensure high-quality lab work to create satisfied patients who will stay with your practice.
Here at EasyRx, we help orthodontic practices by giving them the tools that they need for comprehensive case management to streamline their workflows and achieve maximum clinical efficiency.
To see how we can help your practice get away from paper documentation, confusing spreadsheets, and costly workflow errors, contact our specialists today!