Wednesday, December 28, 2011

2012 Saskatchewan Fee Guides Available


The 2012 Saskatchewan Fee Guides are now available.  Please contact Support to get the fee guide uploaded to your system at 1-866-253-2748 ext 2.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Seasons Greetings From the ClearDent Team


Wishing you all the best during the holiday season.
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2012 Manitoba Fee Guides Available


The 2012 Manitoba Fee Guides are now available.  Please contact Support to get the fee guide uploaded to your system at 1-866-253-2748 ext 2.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

8 CE Credits: Welcoming DDR to Your Practice

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The Future is Now
Welcoming DDR* to Your Practice

8 CE Credits
Friday, February 3rd, 2012 10 AM @ Peller Estates Winery


Take a break this winter, earn 8 CE Credits, and join us for a day in Niagara. 

Spend a day in Ontario’s Wine Country learning about today’s technologies while enjoying a luxurious luncheon with paired wines in stunning surroundings. ClearDent, K-Dental, and Carestream Dental are bringing it all together for you. Let’s talk about the truly digital dental practice, and have fun doing it.

Seminar topics to include:
  • Building or renovating a dental practice
  • Digital equipment options: 3D CBCT radiography, intraoral cameras, digital sensors, PAN/CEPHs, and phoshor plate scanner systems
  • The software that brings it all together

A one-time only opportunity to ask questions of all levels of reps in one day.

For only $199 per person, you will receive insightful presentations (8 CE credits), plus a special luncheon including a chef’s tasting menu with exquisite wine pairings, and one-on-one time with experienced product specialists. Overnight packages can be booked, call for information.

To register by phone or get more details, contact:
Minia at K-Dental 1-800-455-3368 x 250
*Digital Dental Record

Friday, December 9, 2011

2012 Alberta, Ontario, and Quebec Fee Guides Available


We have the new 2012 Fee Guides for Alberta, Ontario, and Quebec available to be downloaded into your ClearDent database. 

Although the fee guides do not come into effect until 2012 it’s a good idea to get them loaded onto your system.  Our support team can then show you how to switch to the new fee guides on your own.
Please contact support at 1-866-253-2748 and dial 2 to reach a member of the support team.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

ClearDent Quarterly Newsletter - Oct 2011 Issue

ClearDent Quarterly Newsletter

Here we grow again
October 2011 Issue

In this Issue:




New Support Members

As ClearDent continues to grow, so has our Support Team. Please welcome our new team members - Cory and Srecko.
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Cory Young Srecko Paunovic
In Cory's own words:"I have previous experience in the customer service field and am looking forward to providing solutions to challenges that you face in your day-to-day use of the ClearDent software. You can count on my patient, educational approach in problem solving."

In Srecko's own words:"I enjoy working in a team and have a lot of energy. I have a good understanding of customer service and relations and fully respect our client's busy schedule. I always try to resolve your issues as quickly as possible, and at the same time making sure I interact with you to explain the cause so the same issue may be avoided in the future."
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New Support Hours

To better serve you, we not only have increased the size of the support team, but also extended our support hours. Live telephone support will begin at 5:45am PST and close at 5:00pm PST (8:45am ET to 8:00pm ET), which will greatly benefit all our valued customers. The new support hours will ensure every customer across Canada gets quick, live response with the same professional, courteous attitude that you've come to love.
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ClearDent Knowledge Base

kb Did you know that answers to most of your frequently asked questions to support can be found online at http://kb.cleardent.com/? For example, a patient's balance shows as $0.00 but several transactions are displayed in red as they have balances and other transactions show having credits. ClearDent has a nice trick built in to assist in this kind of scenario.
  1. Choose to Add a Patient Payment.
  2. Select a payment type in the Pay By: field
    NOTE: this choice is arbitrary and does not matter; you just need to have an item selected

  3. Click the Manual Enter option and leave the balance at $0.00.
  4. Click Allocate and then Ok.
The available credits will be distributed against remaining balances from oldest to newest. This will change the ledger to look like the following:
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Electronic (EDI) Claim Tips and Tricks

You may occasionally get an error message when sending an electronic claim, which says: "Please Select an Exception code." The reason why this is happening is because the system thinks the exception code isn't set for the patient. This scenario typically happens if you've recently converted from a different software system to ClearDent. To rectify this, follow the steps below.
  1. For the patient that failed to send EDI, go to their Personal tab.
  2. Next, go to the Exception field in the top right and take note which setting is already set here (the example in the screen shot shows "4 Not applicable").
  3. Temporarily change it to a different exception code and then click the Save button.
  4. Now change the exception code back to the original setting and click the Save button again.
You should now be able to send electronic claims properly.  edi
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Your New Regional Sales Consultant and Account Manager

errolThanks to our unprecedented growth and your referrals to colleagues, we've been in high demand and have therefore added another technical consultant to assist with the ever growing interest in ClearDent. We would like to take this opportunity to introduce you Errol McDonald, our newest member to the ClearDent consulting team.

Errol has taken on the role of product and service consultant for the Toronto area. Errol brings with him many years of experience in the high-tech field and strong drive towards business development and client relations. Those of you in the Toronto area that have yet to meet him, he'll be appearing in your office soon and looks forward to meeting all of you in the near future. Better yet, if you have anyone in Toronto that you know may be interested in ClearDent. Please feel free to pass Errol's email and local phone number along. They are emcdonald@cleardent.com and 1-866-253-2748 (office) or 647.717.4524 (cell).

ClearDent is growing and we want to be your choice in going Paperless and your practice management system for years to come.

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ClearConnect - Keeping Your Patients Connected

clearconnectWe have recently added our ClearConnect service. In case you missed it, ClearConnect revolutionizes the way you contact and interact with your patients. ClearConnect allows you to enhance patient communication, free up staff time and boost your production. The best part is that once it's setup for you, the system is virtually maintenance free. Appointment confirmations, treatment plan follow-ups and more have never been easier, more convenient, and more efficient. It's another exclusive innovation from ClearDent.
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We would like to hear from you!

At ClearDent we take our customer's comments and feedback very sincerely. Please feel free to let us know how we're doing and how we can better serve you by emailing us your comments to support@cleardent.com.
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1-866-253-2748 | www.cleardent.com

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Inventory Management: small add-on, big difference

Manage your inventory with ease
ClearDent’s inventory manager is an optional module that turns your storeroom into a mini-Walmart. Using a handheld barcode scanner all inventory items from a box of gloves to a single implant can quickly and easily be scanned in or out. This allows you to instantly track current stock, reorder points, minimums/maximums, usage, print orders, and even track pricing from suppliers. For multiple location practices real time reports let you move stock between locations. Call your account manager for more information at 1-866-253-2748 or e-mail info@cleardent.com.

Refresh your office this summer season!

Upgrade your office’s ClearDent proficiency
Staff changes in a dental office combined with new versions, feature enhancements, and updates from ClearDent mean that your office may be missing out on great features that can make your life easier. Refresh and enhancement training is available for all aspects of ClearDent from the financials, reporting, scheduling, recalls, insurance tracking, to clinical imaging and charting for $125 per hour with a 4 hour minimum and any applicable travel charge. A good rule of thumb for all offices is to budget for an additional &frac12 day to full of training every 18-24 months or following key staff turnover.

Training refreshers are available directly from ClearDent and can be booked by calling your account manager at 1-866-253-2748.

For offices located in BC, we are also proud to introduce Judy Chan who specializes in refresh training and consulting. Judy has been working with ClearDent since 2007 as one of our senior implementation specialists to train and consult with ClearDent clients ensuring they have the most productive practices possible. Her two most valuable assets – experience as a dental receptionist instructor for Continuing Education of Richmond School Board included with over 15 years of experience in practice management consulting, make it easy for her to provide ClearDent clients with the help they need both with software as well as process. Call ClearDent at 1-866-253-2748 for more information or to book your session with Judy now.

Managing your ClearVault backup

Managing your ClearVault backup monthly cost is easy
ClearVault literally backs up anything you chose in your office. However, because ClearVault is a usage based service, the cost will increase proportionally with the amount of data you backup. The increase in cost varies based on the size of the practice, as the larger the practice, the more data that will be generated from day to day use. If at any time you want to bring down the cost (as the backup size accumulates over time) you can contact us to change the backup policy you have chosen. For example, you may chose to take some of the old archives out of ClearVault and place them in an USB drive. Keep the USB drive somewhere safe, ClearVault still backs up your current data securely, and you have just reduced the cost of ClearVault.
The changes in backup policy will immediately reflect in the next billing cycle.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Phone System Upgrades

During the last two weeks our internal phone system was undergoing some upgrades which may have resulted in some of your phone calls not getting through to ClearDent Technical Support.  The upgrades are now complete and anyone calling in to ClearDent Technical Support should not have any issues.  We thank you for your patience and understanding.

Monday, June 20, 2011

University of Manitoba Alumni Bulletin Article Featuring ClearDent: Software Maker Steps Up

ClearDent offers a glimpse of the future and makes big impact on students

Submitted By Lisa Thomson Stifora, Stewardship and Communications Officer


Dr. Doug Brothwell, Associate Dean (Academic); Shelly Shultz, ClearDent Consultant; Randal Anderson-Hill, ClearDent Consultant; Dr. Pamela Dahl, Director, CCOH.
With a gift of practice management software worth well over $250,000, ClearDent, in partnership with the Faculty of Dentistry’s Centre for Community Oral Health (CCOH), is giving Manitoba’s dental students a glimpse of what their future dental practices may look like.
ClearDent introduced the idea of paperless practice to the dental industry with its invention nine years ago. With the software, dentists can do their charting chair-side, using revolutionary touch screen technology that is not only quick and efficient, but also more ergonomic and much better for infection control than other available options. The opportunity to partner with ClearDent was one that CCOH jumped at. And for ClearDent and its Sales Manager, Peter Li, the partnership was a natural fit.
“I am quite involved with charities that help those who are underprivileged at home in B.C., so, knowing that CCOH in your Faculty of Dentistry is also focused on serving those who are less privileged, I could see that it was a good fit,” says Li. “The fact that it would also allow students to work on our software made it a golden opportunity.”
Li stresses that the University of Manitoba was ClearDent’s number one choice for a university partner. With one of the largest outreach programs in Canada, Manitoba’s dental school was a perfect venue for ClearDent to introduce its software to a tech savvy generation of dental students, and one in which they could also make a difference in the oral health of those who need help most.
By gifting this software, which has been successfully in use in CCOH for three years, ClearDent is able to give dental students experience working in a paperless practice environment. It’s one that could reflect the digital world may work in directly after graduation and may also be something students might wish to emulate as their careers progress and they begin to operate their own practice.
At that time, those graduates will be able to draw upon their experience using ClearDent to make an educated decision about the practice management software they consider for their clinic. The University of Manitoba is proud to be able to teach them using one of the best systems available. For instance, Manitoba’s CCOH is the only one in Canada using ClearDent’s touch screen technology. This gives students a real advantage once they graduate. They will be on the cutting edge of dental practice, ensuring that the University of Manitoba maintains its reputation as a top destination for dental education in North America.
“We are very grateful for the gift in kind of ClearDent’s software for our programs at the Centre for Community Oral Health,” says Dr. Pamela Dahl, Director of CCOH. “As a not-for-profit organization, our programs treat populations who would normally have limited access to dental care, such as the elderly, people in remote areas, and families with limited financial means. The ClearDent software has been utilized in our clinics for three years and we have found that they have a terrific support team.”
See the article (page 21) in the Alumni Bulletin on University of Manitoba, Faculty of Dentistry Website
See ClearDent featured in Gifts in Action Headlines
See ClearDent on the Donor Honour Roll

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Sending Electronic Claims to Standard Life Assurance

Recently Standard Life Insurance sent out a fax regarding changes on how to submit electronic claims to them.  If your office does not use ITRANS to submit electronic claims to Standard Life then please call ClearDent Support at 1-866-253-2748 and dial 2 to reach a member of the support team and we’ll help make the necessary changes to allow you to continue sending claims to them.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

2011 ClearDent Customer Satisfaction Survey

Once again we are sending out our annual ClearDent Customer Satisfaction Survey.  As a company that always strives to exceed your expectations, ClearDent  is always looking for feedback from you.  Let us know how we can serve you better.

To complete the anonymous survey please click on the link below:
http://www.cleardent.com/support/statistics_survey.html

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Carestream Dental Announces Advanced Integration with ClearDent

Partnership offers Canadian dentists true integration between digital imaging systems and practice management software

Toronto, ON - Carestream Dental, the exclusive manufacturer of KODAK Dental Systems, is pleased to announce its advanced image integration with KODAK Dental Imaging Software and CLEARDENT, a leading Canadian dental practice management system. This seamless integration ensures that all images - both standard two-dimensional and three-dimensional volumes - are instantly available and easily accessible through CLEARDENT.

The advanced integration was developed to streamline practice workflow and enhance patient care. All images captured in KODAK Dental Imaging Software are automatically attached to a tooth or a range of teeth in CLEARDENT Charting and can be viewed side by side for ease of use, promoting a truly paperless workflow. CLEARDENT can also integrate clinical images within referral letters, treatment consents, and more with a single mouse click. The CLEARDENT and KODAK Dental Imaging Software integration also provides secure recordkeeping and audit control on all clinical records and images.

An additional benefit of the advanced integration is that offices currently using CLEARDENT Imaging can continue to use it with any 2D KODAK or CS dental imaging equipment. Later, if a practice wishes to implement 3D technology, the advanced integration will automatically transfer all images in CLEARDENT Imaging to KODAK Dental Imaging Software with no data loss, ensuring a smooth, carefree upgrade.

“CLEARDENT customers will truly benefit from having the information they need when and where it is needed most,” says Peter Li, Sales Manager, ClearDent. “Our companies will work together throughout the process to ensure our mutual customers’ complete satisfaction.”

“We are thrilled to announce this advanced integration,” says Kim Peterson, General Manager, US & Canada, Carestream Dental. “CLEARDENT customers and patients alike can now benefit from our full range of KODAK and CS digital imaging systems.”

Carestream Dental offers a wide range of digital imaging systems to complement CLEARDENT practice management software and further improve the productivity of Canadian Dental practices such as:
  • The hybrid KODAK 9000 3D Extraoral System, ideal for generating high-quality focused-field 3D and general extraoral 2D images at a low radiation dose.
  • The KODAK RVG 6100 Digital Radiography System, delivering high-resolution intraoral images (>20 lp/mm) while its ergonomic design and variety of sizes help simplify positioning and maintain patient comfort.
  • The award-winning KODAK 1500 Intraoral Camera, with its patented liquid-lens autofocus and wireless mobility, and featuring the highest quality intraoral still images in the industry.

New and existing Carestream Dental and ClearDent customers can obtain more information about the advanced integration at the 2011 Ontario Dental Association Annual Spring Meeting to be held in Toronto, Ontario on April 28-30, 2011. The integration is expected to be released in CLEARDENT v8.2 in late June 2011.

See full Press Release (PDF)

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Your Practice is Invited to an Exclusive Event!

You and your team are cordially invited to join our team as we celebrate ClearDent's 9th year as Canada's premiere dental software and our official launch of ACM (Automated Contact & Messaging): a revolutionary new way to manage your patient communication and marketing messages.
Unleash the Power of Automation!
Please join us for drinks and hors d'oeuvre commencing @ 6pm.
If you can't make it, be sure to stop by ClearDent during ODA, booths #331, 430, 432!
April 28th, 6pm @ Kultura Restaurant & Lounge

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Located at 169 King Street E. Toronto, ON
(Corner of Jarvis St. and King St. East.)
Please RSVP by April 25th - 1.866.253.2748 x 1 or info@cleardent.com

Join us at 2011 Ontario Dental Association Annual Spring Meeting!

Taking place in Toronto April 28th & 29th, 2011, ClearDent will be located in the 400 block (booth#331, 430, 432) of the tradeshow floor. Come and join us to see what's new with ClearDent, ask our sales or training staff any questions you might have, or just to say hello. This year, for every ballot we have completed (yes, even current customers) we're making a donation to About Face (booth #2220) in addition to your chance to win an ASUS tablet computer!

On Thursday, April 28th, 2011 we're having our first annual customer appreciation, and get to know ClearDent cocktail party. It starts at 6PM – if you’d like to come, give us a call for further details.
If you can attend, GREAT... if you can attend and bring a friend, BETTER... if you can attend and bring a potential ClearDent user, EVEN BETTER!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Spread the love: refer your colleagues

Refer your colleagues to ClearDent and if they decide to upgrade, we’re saying thanks with some hi-tech tools to help your office make the most of ClearDent. Contact your sales representative today to start referring.

Monday, February 28, 2011

You are Invited to an Exclusive Event!

Please join us for drinks and hors d'oeuvre on the house at the famous Steamworks Microbrewery.

Your office is invited to celebrate our 9th anniversary as Canada’s premiere dental software and the official launch of ACM: a revolutionary new way to manage your patient and marketing messages.

If you can't make it, be sure to stop by during the Pacific Dental Conference at our booths #1149, 1151, 1248, 1250 

March 9th, 6pm @ Steamsworks (Harbour View Room)

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Located at: 375 Water Street, Vancouver BC
(Corner of Water Street and W Cordova Street)

RSVP Recommended
Call 1.866.253.2748 x 1 or email info@cleardent.com

Friday, February 25, 2011

To Windows 7 or not to Windows 7?

ClearDent’s answer is a resounding YES.  It’s the most current and robust operating system available and the recommended choice for ClearDent. Further, ClearDent is compatible with both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 7.

NOTE: Mainstream Windows XP support has been officially ended by Microsoft as of April 14th, 2009 (see Microsoft website for more information: http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/?LN=en-gb&C2=1173).

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Lab Case Tracking. Integrated, visual, and incredibly practical

Coming in April. Want to be the first to have it? Call your sales representative to arrange priority delivery. As a bonus, lab case tracking is part of ClearDent at no extra cost!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Thursday, February 17, 2011

**IMPORTANT** Regarding Bulk Insurance Cheques from Pacific Blue Cross and Ministry of Social Services

Effective immediately, all bulk cheques sent out by Pacific Blue Cross will also contain payments for Ministry of Social Service patients.

Below is a guide on how to enter bulk insurance payments for Ministry patients.
1) Create the Bulk Cheque as you normally would under Pacific Blue Cross and then pull up the name of a patient that has an insurance balance under Ministry (MSSH) of Social Services.
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When the payment window appears, click the dropdown arrow by the “Carrier” field and select MSSH
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Allocate the amount of the payment for the patient and click ok.
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If you go to the patient’s ledger you will see that even though their insurance was MSSH the Bulk Payment will still show up correctly as Pacific Blue Cross.
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