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Excellence is:

  • Carrying a very specific selection of products that stand out for their quality and value.
  • Creating a new paradigm for customer service, no wait times and no robots answering our phone systems.
  • Creating working enviroments and compensation that drive the best talent to work here at Sodium Dental and take care of our clients.
  • Staying at the cutting edge of dental technology. Evolving our systems and offerings continuously so that our clients are always future proof.

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Dental Office Disaster Preparedness For Hurricane Irma

Dental Office Disaster Preparedness For Hurricane Irma Hurricane Irma is going to hit ground and threaten dental offices all up the east coast. When you are done making sure your family and your staff have a safe plan, it's time to worry about the safety of your dental practice. A flood or severe roof leak can be incredibly damaging to much of the equipment in a dental office. Also, every dental office has a responsibility according to HIPAA to have their patients' records secure, even in the case of natural disaster. Here is a list to help you make sure you are prepared for the hurricane before it hits: Backup, Backup and Backup Again Even if you think you have a rock solid backup, now is the time to run a manual backup and then attempt to restore the backup to another location. An untested backup is a very dangerous thing. Many things could be wrong with your backup that you don't know about if it hasn't been tested. Sodium Dental is happy to offer any dentist a Backup Checkup. Just call 800-821-8962 and ask about our disaster backup checkup. We will log into your server remotely, and our expert technicians will go through a check list, making sure that you have at least one secure backup in a secure location far outside the track of the hurricane. Store It Safe and Dry Your digital X-Ray sensors and intra oral cameras are some of the most expensive and fragile items in your dental office. They do not like humidity and they do not like moisture. This storm is likely to bring both in very large quantities. Even if your office weathers the storm with no serious damage, a roof leak or burst pipe could let water into your office. Much of what's in your office can be cleaned or recovered if it gets wet, but your $12,000 sensor is unlikely to survive any moisture. So here is what I suggest: SentrySafe Fire Safe, Waterproof Fire Resistant Chest, 0.28 Cubic Feet, Medium, CHW20205 by SentrySafe Link: http://a.co/6ggjeVr Get yourself a waterproof safe and store your sensors and intra oral cameras in it each night. If possible, please take your safe home each night since the chances of theft and break-ins goes up dramatically during a disaster. Call us if your sensors are damaged and in need of repair. Computers and Servers Need to Be Off The Ground This is a good rule for any office and all the time. Flooding can happen from all kinds of occurrences, and if your computers are on the ground, they will be the first victims. Syba Steel Computer Stand for ATX Case with Adjustable Width and 4 Caster Wheels by Syba Link: http://a.co/iezFA0g   Here is a great and inexpensive computer stand, but if you are pressed for time, simply move your computers from the floor to the counter top.   Bag IT UGLY Roof leaks are hard on electronics. Go purchase contractors garbage bags from Lowes or Home Depot. Make sure that you bag your expensive monitors and computers before leaving your office. Unplug the devices from power and then put them under bags. If you leave them plugged in, they may overheat when bagged. All The HIPAA You Ignored Is Now Imperative You are supposed to have live encryption on your server. This way if your server is stolen from your office, the thief can not access the protected health information. (If you haven't done this or don't know how to do this, our support staff can take care of this quickly for you. Call 800.821.8962 or in this period of weather crisis we will be monitoring our after hours email address at [email protected] Please email us your needs and your contact information and we will get back to you right away.)   You are supposed to have a Disaster Preparedness Plan -- you can find example plans on the HHS website, or if you would like professionals to do this for you, we can provide you a customized disaster preparedness plan very quickly for $499. Our disaster preparedness plan includes an audit of your server and backup to see if you are covered and ready for the storm. (Call 800.821.8962 or in this period of weather crisis we will be monitoring our after hours email address at [email protected] Please email us your needs and your contact information and we will get back to you right away.) Your office is required by law to maintain any records that include personal health information. This is even true in the case that you are hit by a hurricane. With that in mind, now is the time to check your backup to ensure that it is a full backup and that the data is restorable. Far too often, people believe that because their backup says it is complete that that is all they need to know. We have seen many times where even the wrong files were being backed up, so even though the backup said complete, they were never backing up the correct files to begin with. (Call 800.821.8962 or in this period of weather crisis we will be monitoring our after hours email address at [email protected] Please email us your needs and your contact information and we will get back to you right away.)     Finally, in this time of crisis, there will be companies taking advantage of the situation and will be raising their rates for replacing computers and equipment. There will be high demand for computer systems and other equipment after the crisis, and you don't want to be left last in line. Sodium Dental is offering a Rush Guarantee to be able to be on-site replacing equipment within FIVE days of the storm passing, whereas even in normal times the time to installation from order is 30 days.  To take advantage of our Rush Guarantee, we ask for a deposit of $1,000. From this deposit, we will take an inventory of your computer and sensor needs and make sure we have the necessary equipment in stock to support your needs. This deposit will hold on your account for 180 days and can be used for any purchase with Sodium Dental. After 180 days, the deposit is forfeit.     IN CASE OF THE WORST, REMEMBER TO SECURE YOUR DATA -- EVEN IN THE CASE OF DESTRUCTION Computer systems that have been damaged or are being replaced may have very important personal health information on their data drives. Make sure you keep this in mind before allowing your computers to be disposed of. The drives must be rendered physically destroyed or must be wiped securely. Sodium Dental does supply a secure data destruction option for our customers on all recycled equipment. (Call 800.821.8962 or in this period of weather crisis we will be monitoring our after hours email address at [email protected] Please email us your needs and your contact information and we will get back to you right away.)   … View Post

Occlusal X-Rays Getting Your Sensor Down? – Sodium Dental Is Working On a Solution

Occlusal X-Rays Getting Your Sensor Down? - Sodium Dental Is Working On a Solution It is a regular problem we see dentists sending in highly damaged sensors for repair. Many of these sensors such as this one have been damaged by doctors attempting to use the sensor for occlusal X-rays on children. I went over this problem in Occlusal X-Rays Are Killing Your Sensors.   I had a long conversation with a pediatric dentist on the phone where they explained the stress of knowing that taking X-rays without a holder leads to damaging their sensor and voiding their warranty, but they are still adamant that they must take these occlusal X-rays and there are no holders for them to utilize for this. I know there is a controversy over whether these x-rays are specifically necessary, but I am an engineer and not a dentist so for those who desire to take occlusal X-rays we are working hard to make a holder for your sensor that will protect it from dangerous teeth. Please watch the video below to see our first attempts at our occlusal X-Ray bite block. Hopefully from this we can produce a product to keep your Digital X-ray sensors safe. This first model is specifically sized to fit a Dexis Platinum Sensor (Dexis is a registered TM of DITC and Sodium Dental has no affiliation with Dexis or it's parent companies)   https://youtu.be/RYknvDOT71Q … View Post

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Dental Office Disaster Preparedness For Hurricane Irma

Dental Office Disaster Preparedness For Hurricane Irma Hurricane Irma is going to hit ground and threaten dental offices all up the east coast. When you are done making sure your family and your staff have a safe plan, it’s time to worry about the safety of your dental practice. A flood or severe roof leak […]

Occlusal X-Rays Getting Your Sensor Down? – Sodium Dental Is Working On a Solution

Occlusal X-Rays Getting Your Sensor Down? – Sodium Dental Is Working On a Solution It is a regular problem we see dentists sending in highly damaged sensors for repair. Many of these sensors such as this one have been damaged by doctors attempting to use the sensor for occlusal X-rays on children. I went over […]

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. […]