Dental Technology Sales, Support, Dental Sensor Repair

Sodium Dental is a full service dental technology consultant and integration company serving the entire United States area.  We specialize in all facets of dental technology including new digital x-ray sensors, new digital pano and 3DCT units, X-ray Tubeheads, network infrastructure, computer workstations, HIPAA backup solutions, practice & image management software, intra-oral cameras, and staff training.

Sodium Dental is the best choice for dental x-ray sensor repair and refurbishment. Don’t replace your dental x-ray sensor, repair it!

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Is Cloud Based Dental Software The Right Decision?

Is Cloud Based Dental Software The Right Decision Thinking about purchasing cloud based imaging and practice management software?   While there are some good arguments in favor of cloud based practice software, there are some important questions you should ask before making the switch.   How secure is your data? You are responsible for your patient’s confidentiality.  Since your patient’s private information is being stored at another location, it is important to know if your software company’s security meets HIPAA regulations. Does your software company cover fines in the event of data loss? Losing patient data will result in hefty fines and penalties for dental practices.  Is your software company willing to shoulder any responsibility in the event of data loss? How easy is it to switch over to new software? In the future, you may be interested in switching your imaging or practice management software. It is important to find out if your software company will provide you with a copy of your database(s) in the event of a software change.  It is also important to find out how that database will be provided (on a storage device such as an external hard drive or will you have to download it).  Any company that will not provide you with an encrypted copy of your complete database(s) should be avoided at all costs. How will your office continue service in the event of an internet outage? Cloud based software relies on the internet.  In the event of an outage, you will not have access to any of your patient information.  If you are using cloud based imaging software, you will also lose the ability to take digital x-rays or scan in films. How much does it cost? A recent conversation with a customer provided some insight as to how much cloud based software could cost.  Our customer had both practice management and imaging software through one company.  They were told that they had not upgraded their software and were four versions behind.  They were given a deadline and told that the upgrade would cost $2,400 or their software would stop working if they did not purchase the upgrade.  This cost is on top of the $100 per month they pay just for their cloud storage.  A dental practice with four operatories, two front desk computers, a server, and a private office can purchase Apteryx X-ray Vision from us for $2,820.  This includes installation and configuration.  Since Apteryx is stored locally you will never have to worry about monthly fees for cloud storage and you will never be forced to pay for an upgrade simply because your software is old.  Our recent cloud based customer would pay $2,400 for the required upgrade plus $100/month ($1,200 total) for a grand total of $3,600 just for the first year and at least $1,200 a year after.  Cloud based software is clearly the more expensive option here. Does your software offer a backup plan in the event that they have an outage? While uncommon, cloud outages can happen. Does your software company have any offline options?  Recently, a common cloud based dental software company had an outage that effected all customers using their imaging and practice management software.  The outage lasted eight hours and was during normal business hours.  Since no offline option was offered, any effected customer lost access to their schedule, charts, and images.  Practices who do not use cloud based software do not have to worry about this since all information is stored locally. While there are a couple advantages to using cloud based software, we believe the disadvantages greatly outweigh the advantages which is why we sell locally stored software instead of cloud based solutions.  Keeping your database stored locally puts you in control of your security.  Using a backup solution, such as ours, will ensure your data is secure in the event of theft/loss, or safe in the event of a disaster such as a fire or flood.  You will still have access to your patient information even if your internet service experiences an outage (Internet outages for cloud software users can be frustrating, embarrassing, and costly).  If you ever decide to switch software, you have immediate access to your database since it is stored locally.  While upgrades on local software may be required due to new hardware such as computers or imaging equipment, most software does not require an upgrade simply because you are running an older version.  Finally, cloud based software can be expensive.   Cloud based software typically comes with a yearly or monthly fee while most imaging and practice management software is a one-time fee.  In the end, you may end up spending tens of thousands of dollars on your software if you choose to go with cloud based software. This chart will better illustrate how much our customer spends with their current cloud based solution, and how much they could save by moving over to Apteryx Imaging (locally stored imaging software) through Sodium Dental. For this example, we will use an office that has four operatories/hygiene rooms, two front desk computers, a private office computer, and a server. Initial Cost (Purchase of software) Monthly Cost Total Cost After One Year Total Cost After Five Years Cloud Based Software $1000 $500/month $7,000 $31,000 Apteryx XrayVision with backup solution from Sodium Dental. $3,670 ($2,820 for Apteryx and $850 for the backup) $0 $3,670 $3,670   If you are in the market to go digital for the first time, or simply looking to get out of your proprietary software, give us a call and one of our professional and knowledgeable account managers can speak with you about our software solution for dental practices.   … View Post

Sodium Dental Attends Paragon’s Year End Event

Sodium Dental Attends Paragon’s Year End Event Sodium Dental wants you to make the switch! Sodium Dental had the honor to be a proud sponsor for the Year End Event hosted by the dental practice management team of The Paragon Program. This was a 2-day event held at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Columbus, OH.  The Paragon Program works with several dental practices located in various regions of the United States.  This event allows dentists’ and their staff to come together to learn different topics, all while being in a relaxed environment. Many guest speakers with immense knowledge were there to educate the participants; some topics included: practice management, financial planning, healthy living, advance clinical sessions, and best practices sessions. Sodium Dental looks forward to these events with Paragon, not only for the knowledgeable guest speakers that we get to listen to, but being able to talk with doctors and answer questions they have about their digital x-ray equipment.  The normal amount of questions regarding our sensor repair was asked, but we also had a lot of questions about upgrading digital equipment. Whether it was new imaging software and digital x-ray sensors or just the new sensors themselves, doctors we spoke to were surprised to hear how we were beating the price of the big name competitor. We were able to show them right there, a quick demo of how easy X-ray Vision imaging software was and how well it integrates with any practice management software. The idea that all their current x-rays for their patients were able to convert over to Xray Vision was very comforting to them, too. With the Apteryx Xray Vision imaging software our brand new digital sensors that have a 5 year warranty on them, you’re really getting a ‘more bang for your buck’. We found that dental practices feel forced into a corner to have to continue to pay more money in digital x-rays because that brand of sensor is the only sensor that will work well in their proprietary software. Not only are they paying more, but most of the new sensor only comes with a 1 year warranty. This is why, right now, Sodium Dental is running a special and making it pain-free for you to make the switch.  We know change can be scary sometimes, but this is why we are here to hold your hand and make it so easy for you.  We are offering this special because we are that confident that you won’t regret it. The only regret you’ll have is wondering why you didn’t make the switch sooner. The price is $22,995 and this is what it includes: Onsite installation and training 5 RINN DS-Fit sensor holders 3 new direct USB sensors, each with a 5 year warranty Free shipping Image database conversion for current images to be moved over to Xray Vision Xray Vision licenses on all your computers you use for viewing and taking x-rays 100% satisfaction guarantee Sodium Dental has attended numerous Paragon events and have listened to many speakers providing great tips about making changes in dental practices to be more profitable; so, why not start with your digital x-ray equipment?  Attending these events provides Sodium Dental the opportunity to speak with new clients face-to-face about their digital x-ray needs. We love guiding dental practices in the right direction with their dental technology.  We are looking forward to attending the 2017 Paragon events to share our expertise of digital dental technology to help dental practices get ‘more bang for their buck’! … View Post

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Is Cloud Based Dental Software The Right Decision?

Is Cloud Based Dental Software The Right Decision Thinking about purchasing cloud based imaging and practice management software?   While there are some good arguments in favor of cloud based practice software, there are some important questions you should ask before making the switch.   How secure is your data? You are responsible for your […]

Sodium Dental Attends Paragon’s Year End Event

Sodium Dental Attends Paragon’s Year End Event Sodium Dental wants you to make the switch! Sodium Dental had the honor to be a proud sponsor for the Year End Event hosted by the dental practice management team of The Paragon Program. This was a 2-day event held at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Columbus, OH. […]

Sodium Dental wants you to make the switch

Sodium Dental Attends Paragon’s Year End Event Sodium Dental wants you to make the switch! Sodium Dental had the honor to be a proud sponsor for the Year End Event hosted by the dental practice management team of The Paragon Program. This was a 2-day event held at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Columbus, OH. […]

Dental X-ray Image Quality: Distance of Tube Head to X-ray Sensor

Dental X-ray Image Quality: Tube Head Distance Test             Proper training and use of a digital x-ray sensor and tube head is crucial for your staff to obtain high quality, diagnostic images for you with every patient.  Several factors will have a direct and immediate impact on the quality of your […]