Dental practice management software is designed to help dentists tackle the unique issues they face in their daily work. Patients often make appointments way ahead of time and dentists need to synchronize patient schedules as well as data with the hygienist. Dental software offers templates designed for dental practices, the ability to import and organize X-rays, and tooth and gum graphics. They also present a web portal for patients, patient education programs, and scheduling, billing, and coding support. All these features aid a dental practice’s front and back office staff to work more efficiently.
Pricing details are an important consideration when you evaluate SaaS providers. Ask the provider if they offer price safeguards and contractual flexibility. “Shelfware” has become a major problem in SaaS licensing as buyers end up shelling out for more than they require. Plus, to get pricing predictability, consumers are forced to subscribe to long-term contracts. Make sure you don’t get saddled with long-term licensing and get locked in for a long period with a single provider. Ask about easy exit policies that enable you to migrate to another vendor if you are not happy with the services offered by the current one. Select a vendor that offers a handy standard annual termination facility as well as long-term price protection.
Another important aspect to consider is whether the cloud vendor meets compliance and security requirements. Your company is accountable to employees, consumers, business partners, and regulators. Therefore, you should choose a vendor that has implemented a technically sound and comprehensive security program. Map your security control needs such as availability, integrity, confidentiality, privacy, and accountability to the vendor’s capabilities. Ask the potential vendor about the procedures and systems they use to protect your confidential data. Do they meet general as well as industry-specific compliance and security standards? Do they provide special measures to meet the unique security needs of your specific industry? Get satisfactory answers to these questions before you make the investment.