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Go paperless at your practice

A doctor in a white coat typing on their laptop

Going paperless at your practice does a lot more than help you achieve sustainability goals and reduce the environmental impact of your business. Paperless technology streamlines dental practice operations while enhancing patient care.

The benefits of Electronic Health Records (EHR)

Wave good-bye to office clutter, boxes of old records and all the inefficiencies associated with traditional paper-based record keeping systems. Taking patient records digital provides you with:

  • More easily accessible patient records
  • Comprehensive, searchable patient information
  • Enhanced data security and privacy

Available features with modern EHR platforms

Upgrading to an EHR system facilitates improvements in every facet of the patient information process:

  • Automated data entry
  • Real-time database updates
  • Advanced patient progress tracking capabilities
  • Greater access to medical history
  • Simplified collaboration with other healthcare providers
  • Greater HIPAA and regulatory compliance

The true cost of paper

Sticking with paper can have a real impact on the bottom line at your practice. Some recent studies on paper document usage have highlighted some statistics on how paper impacts the average organization:

  • The average cost in labor to prepare and file a single document is $20
  • Up to 5% of paper files are lost or misfiled every day
  • It takes an average of 10 minutes per document to retrieve, copy and re-file the document


Online billing

An online payment portal and email-based billing system are two good strategies for reducing the amount of paperwork generated at your practice. Electronic claim filing, telehealth notes and text reminders are other technology-based solutions that improve upon old paper-based systems.

Paperless check-in kiosk

Setting up a dedicated patient kiosk in your practice lobby or utilizing tablets for self-check-in can free up administrative staff to work on other things while providing patients with a user-friendly check-in experience.

Patients have come to expect paperless dentistry, particularly following the COVID-19 pandemic.