Why Dental Offices Are Going Paperless

The dental industry will soon reach a tipping point where things like appointment card reminders and paper forms on clipboards will seem archaic. Many practices are choosing to go paperless to not only stay ahead of the curve, but to capitalize on these key benefits:

Paperless dental offices save an average of $10,000 a year, according to practice management consultant Wendy Aldhamen. Using paper is costly to the environment and your bottom line. Imagine not needing to track and replenish clipboards, toner and other office supplies.

It Saves

73% of Millenials will pay more for services if they benefit the environment. If you’re wanting to service the largest generation in US history and be more profitable, going paperless is a necessity to remain competitive. 

It Pays

Did you know that only 13% of patients prefer to use physical forms? When you also consider that 80% of patients would switch to a new provider for convenience factors alone, it’s safe to say paperless forms play a significant role in patient retention.

It Retains

For practices to thrive in a highly competitive market, they must be efficient and find ways to streamline operations. Automated check-in processes that leverage digital intake forms, patient portals, and text reminders make positive impacts on resource management.

It Modernizes

Going paperless can feel like a huge undertaking. However, if you’ve resolved to commit to this eco-friendly practice, it’s best to start with small steps that make a big impact on your bottom line. Switching to digital patient forms is a great place to start.

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