At NOVA Computer Solutions, we’re proud to serve and support numerous dental offices throughout the mid-Atlantic region. As an IT company, we have extensive experience, and each one of our specialists comes with their own wealth of knowledge and skill as well.
Any dental office — no matter the size — is going to need a myriad of IT systems in place in order to run efficiently and effectively. Not only will your dental practice require computers for all of your doctors, hygienists, and other staff, but you’ll also need Wi-Fi setup, printers and fax machines, scheduling and payroll software, and one or more servers to house your dental office’s software and records.
Why do you need servers for your dental practice?
First, let’s define what a server is.
What Is a Server?
A server is a computer device that stores and manages special resources. Servers usually perform dedicated tasks — such as storing one type of file or managing certain networks. You might have one server that is dedicated to hosting your website. We can help you figure out how many and what type of servers your dental practice needs. There are many different types of computer servers, and we understand that it can be confusing!
Why Are Servers Important for Your Dental Office?
You may have heard of some dental offices use the cloud to store important patient and staff information and manage their special resources. While this is a viable option, most dental offices have both cloud-based services for storage and a server housed directly in their dental practice. At NOVA Computer Solutions, we would be happy to help you manage both your cloud storage and your server installation and management. We’ll help you configure exactly the IT services and resources you’ll need for efficient, reliable, and secure management of your dental practice.
The reason that many dental practices choose not to store all of their documents and information in the cloud is that this information can be compromised. Dental offices have personal information and records about all of their patients, including medical records that must be kept safe and secure. Putting this information in a public cloud service is not a good idea. If you would like this information stored cloud style, we can certainly help you set up a private cloud for your dental practice, or alternatively, we can use a physical server that is not connected to a network to store this information.
One thing is for sure: You definitely don’t want to continue keeping your patient records in typed-out or handwritten file form. This was popular prior to the widespread use of computers and the Internet in dental practices. But today, in this day and age, this is not considered a safe and secure way to store this sensitive information. Even the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends using some type of software to store and manage personal records for your dental patients.
What Software Will Your Dental Practice Need?
One of the more common types of software that dental offices need is Cliniview. Many dentists will have their own server for the Cliniview software so that all staff has access to this software and because dental images with Cliniview tend to take up a large amount of space. At NOVA, we will happily assess your office’s current technological state and install the Cliniview software and server. We have extensive experience with both Cliniview installation and Cliniview repair and configuring.
Not familiar with Cliniview? Here’s what you need to know.
What Is Cliniview?
Cliniview is a type of imaging software, designed especially for dental offices. With this software, dentists and dental staff can capture images, store them, and view them with ease. Numerous image enhancement tools are also available, and searching within your database of images is fast and easy. According to the KAVO Dental Excellence website (the company that created Cliniview), Cliniview’s “easy, straightforward workflow helps in day-to-day image acquisition, processing, diagnostics and treatment planning.”
How Much Should You Expect to Pay for IT Services?
IT services are an essential part of any dental office. Still, we understand that dental offices need to manage their budget and not overspend on IT. This actually makes a company like ours the perfect solution for what you’re looking for.
At NOVA Computer Solutions, we are what is called a managed service provider (MSP). Managed service providers offer a long list of IT services for one affordable cost every month. It’s a flat rate that never increases with surprise invoices. For example, if you choose us to manage your dental practice’s information technology, we’ll provide all of the following:
- A flat rate budget: You decide how you want to spend your money. You can choose to redesign your network, improve your cloud storage, heighten your security, redo your data cabling, or anything else. We’ll cater your services to your needs.
- Repairs: When something goes wrong with your dental practice’s software, you need to know that someone will be there right away to fix the problem. You can count on us at NOVA.
- Consulting: Have questions about how you should proceed with new software, servers, the cloud, security, or more? We’re here to help!
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No matter your business IT needs, you can count on the skilled and knowledgeable professionals at NOVA. Our goal is always to make your dental practice’s IT more reliable and efficient. We’re here to serve you!
It all starts with scheduling an initial technology review and consultation with NOVA. Book your appointment today!
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