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Eight phone apps to consider

With all the technology available in a modern operatory, you may forget that one of the most powerful tools for running your practice is your smartphone.

Here are eight smartphone/tablet apps that may be worth evaluating.

1.   Rhinogram

Need a HIPAA-compliant messaging app to safely send and receive X-rays, PDFs, photos and other sensitive documents? Rhinogram helps you communicate with new and existing patients and improves your ability to quickly assess after-hour emergencies.

2.   Canva

Canva can help you enhance your social media presence with professional looking graphics and photos. Canva’s easy-to-use templates allow you to add your logo and create good-looking posts right from your phone.

3.   Dental Town

Dental Town is an online community featuring forums, message boards and CE content. It’s a great tool for communicating with other dentists.

4.   Dropbox

Dropbox is a cloud-storage app that makes it easy to upload important documents and photos that can then be accessed from anywhere.

5.   TrayMinder

You may want to tell patients who have been fitted for Invisalign or other clear aligners to look at TrayMinder. The app tracks wear time, reminds patients to use their aligners and suggests the best date to switch to a smaller tray.

6.   Adobe Fill and Sign

Adobe Fill and Sign lets you take a photo of a paper form and then fill it out with your touchpad. When you’re finished, it’s ready to send. No more trying to take a legible photo with your phone or needing to find a scanner.

7.   Google Voice

Need an easy way for patients to call your cell phone without giving your personal number? The Google Voice app can provide you with a local number that protects your privacy while making you more accessible to patients after hours.

8.   Dental Manager

Dental Manager allows you to organize treatment plans for your patients. Features include cost analysis and a number of functions that can help you track and plan care for your patients.