With over 166,000 dental practices in the U.S. alone, the global dental practice management software market size was valued at USD 2.3 billion in 2022 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.25% from 2023 to 2030. A large number of clinicians still use paper charts because the existing practice management programs were designed as accounting programs and their clinical modules are an afterthought which have antiquated, complicated and arduous clinical and case note entry. The government relies on the credibility of paper and the legal value of signed documentation remains. Additionally there is a sense of timelessness and ease of access associated with paper. Since our software was designed to precisely replicate a paper chart, the transition from paper charts is exceedingly simple and non-fatiguing. At the same time, it provides all of the security and follows industry and government guidelines. The CMS Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program, also known as "Meaningful Use," provides financial incentives to eligible professionals and hospitals as they adopt, implement, upgrade, or demonstrate "meaningful use" of certified EHR technology. All of these factors, in addition to the the countless safeguards and advantages which our dental EHR provides, illustrate it's overwhelming value and necessity.
I am a dentist of 29 years. I have created a unique and completely revolutionary dental EHR which was created expressly for “ink” stylus technology (Ipad and Microsoft tablet.) It is incredibly intuitive, user-friendly and simple as paper charts, with all of the robust technology and capabilities of the Tablet PC operating system. It is totally unlike the existing, outdated keyboard / mouse based programs, because it was created by a clinician, for clinicians, not by a software writer.
I came up with the concept in 2004, when I first heard of a tablet pc, and the ink stylus. Going to a keyboard to enter notes, or variables of notes was something that didn’t’ flow. Setting up dentition and accurately representing the current dentition was also something that I felt was necessary. It was created by me, in the operatory while I was working every day.
Our software is the embodiment of the evolved, modern EHR. It yields a comprehensive, detailed case note record in seconds, without the need to enter redundant, unnecessary data entry. It is not simply scanning in forms and writing on them with a stylus, it is much more. It protects clinicians and patients to a new level with it’s novel safeguard features which ensure all medical alerts are observed, pathologies are clearly noted and follow up is ensured. Safeguards that not only enable a clinician to annotate pathologies / conditions, but require them to acknowledge them and “sign off” each time the patient comes in for treatment, are invaluable. This feature also notifies the patient’s dentist, as well as all other dental staff to assure that important information has not fallen through the cracks, drastically cutting down error.
All of it’s interfaces are elegantly uncluttered, super intuitive and extremely user friendly. It truly is a mobile, modern equivalent to dental chart with endless electronic capabilities. It is simple, yet filled with logical entry sequences and progression safeguards. There is an infinite number of features that can be added. All data can also be mined, so there are infinite modes of analysis possible.
We displayed our software at the Greater New York Dental Meeting several years back, and it was extremely well received. All dentists who came up and tried our software that weekend wanted it for their office. We had visitors who came to our booth, who did not speak English, and they were running through the basic interfaces with ease in minutes. We had a LOT of trial version requests and pending orders at the show, and thereafter. At that time, there were 2 roadblocks: tablet PCs were in their infancy (iPads were not created yet) and there were no bridges available to share data with other programs.
With the evolution of the tablet pc and the availability of APIs which enable the sharing of data between almost every existing practice management app, the landscape is perfect.
The core functionality of this software is also ideally suited for all medical specialties,
veterinary medicine, social work, psychology, and occupational therapy. Due to this, we did a web presentation to the head of a very large hospital who was a noted authority in the EHR world. He was extremely impressed with it as well. Additionally, I was also approached by the CEO of one of the largest DSOs (Dental Service Organizations), who saw my software in action at a dental office. I was asked to present at their headquarters, but when our NDA wasn’t signed, so I declined the presentation. Once again, there are no dental programs like this on the market, and it is the incredible ease of use is borne from it's familiarity of design with the existing paper chart, but backed with modern world-class technology.
I also have proof of concept and functionality by copyright and also a 2006 patent application which describe the Amin architecture of the program. The patent apps can be seen at these web addresses: https://www.freepatentsonline.com/20070239488.pdf https://www.freepatentsonline.com/y2007/0239488.html
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