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CDA Presents: Anaheim 2014, The Happiest Dental Convention On Earth!

Anaheim really is the happiest place on Earth!

That is the only way we can explain how much fun we had at CDA Presents: Anaheim 2014. We made new friends, shared stories with old ones and introduced people to the best EDI solutions in the dental industry.

We asked Interim Sales Manager, Bassem Bayaa to share his experiences at this years show.

Snapper DentalXChangeHow was CDA Presents: Anaheim 2014?

CDA Anaheim went extremely well for us. We had a lot of people stop by our booths that were very interested in our services and excited about doing e-claims. Attendees really loved Snapper!

What was your favorite part of the convention?

Happy Clients from Whittier DentalI really enjoyed meeting our existing clients face to face. It was great to see them stop by our booth and mention how happy they are with our services. Some of them have been using us for a very long time and it’s really nice to see that our hard work is paying off.

I loved it when our existing clients would bring their friends by so we could speak to them about our services. That really showed me how loyal and happy our customers are.  We ran out of our Happy Client pins!

Also, I was able to meet Jordan Farmar from the Lakers!

Would you recommend our clients attend CDA Presents?

Absolutely! CDA is always a blast. It is something people should experience for themselves. I’m already looking forward to CDA San Francisco! CDA Presents: Anaheim 2014

We hope to see all of you at the next CDA show, September 4-6 in San Francisco. If you would like to attend CDA Presents: San Francisco 2014, click here to get information on tickets.

Here is a list of other events we will be attending through the end of the year. If you are attending one, stop by and say hi!

CDA-CDA Presents: San Francisco 2014
CDA Endorsed Programs
September 4 – 6, 2014
San Francisco, CA

For more information, please visit:
www.cdaendorsedprograms.com

AADOM- American Association of Dental Office Managers
10th Annual Dental Managers Conference
September 4 – 6, 2014
San Diego, CA

For more information, please visit:
www.dentalmanagers.com

NPAG- National Plan Automation Group
Reaching New Heights
September 14 – 17, 2014
Sun Valley, ID

For more information, please visit:
www.nadp.org

NADP- National Association of Dental Plans
Converge 2014
September 15 – 18, 2014
Orlando, FL

For more information, please visit:
www.npag.org

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The Innovative Dentist

Dentists are constantly innovating procedures and techniques to help make your visit more comfortable. Sometimes, these innovations take a step outside of the dental chair and lead to inventions that are used everyday. Here are some of those inventions, ranging from what you’d expect a dentist to invent to the more… bizarre…

Levi Spear ParmlyInventor of Dental Floss

Dental_floss_(whole) It’s no wonder a dentist is credited with inventing dental floss. Although, people have been picking at their teeth since the beginning of mankind, it wasn’t until 1819, that New Orleans dentist Levi Spear Parmly published a book called A Practical Guide to the Management of the Teeth. In the book, he recommended that people floss with waxed silk thread “to dislodge that irritating matter which no brush can remove, and which is the real source of disease.”

Dr. William MorrisonInventor of Cotton Candy

Cotton Candy!Some people might cry “FOUL” when they learn dentist William Morrison created Cotton Candy. Yes, the air spun, sugary treat, that has been found guilty of many a cavity, was developed by a dentist. To add insult to injury, Dr. Morrison first called his sweet treat, “Fairy Floss.” Was this to make people use sugar as they would dental floss or did he get the recipe from some really hyper fairies? No one will ever know. At least the sugary confection has lead to millions of smiles throughout amusement parks around the world… and probably a few more dental appointments.

Dr. Alfred P. SouthwickInventor of the Electric Chair

This invention is definitely on the bizarre side. Dentist Alfred Southwick saw a drunken man accidentally shock himself to death in 1881. This inspired him to invent the electric chair, which he figured would be a better alternative to hanging because it would be quick and painless (insert “going to the dentist” pun).

Dr. Bob SmithInventor of the Modern Snow Goggles

Dr Bob SmithDentist Bob Smith was an avid skier and was tired of his goggles constantly fogging up. So he did what any normal dentist would do: innovate the first double-pane goggle with a sealed thermal lens and breathable vent foam, to dramatically reduced foggy goggles on the slopes. Once he got a patent for the open-cell foam used for venting, he produced the goggles by hand with his wife and friends using dental tools and employed dental students to glue the pieces together.

 

DentalXChange is constantly innovating new and useful services to help enhance the dental practice. If you would like to learn more about what DentalXChange can offer your practice (like going paperless, saving money and increasing efficiency), check out our website or give us a call!

 

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DentalXChange Announces New Partnership with NCDR, LLC

DentalXChange is proud to announce a new partnership with NCDR, LLC (NCDR), a dental services organization serving Kool Smiles and Resolution Dental nationally.Kool_smiles_logo

Through this partnership, DentalXChange is now supporting dental EDI services from claim submissions and real-time transactions, to the delivery of ERA’s electronically.

“By moving all of its EDI services to DentalXChange, NCDR has been able to improve its processes and reduce its operational costs, reaching an overall higher level of processing success,” explained Le Ann Eyres-Morris, Director of Channel Partners for DentalXChange.

We are very happy to have the opportunity to assist Kool Smiles and Resolution Dental in reaching their EDI and claim processing goals. Our relationships with our payer partners help drive the success of this unique implementation!”

After an analysis of their EDI and business processes, NCDR chose to migrate from a direct-connect model and move their claim and ERA transactions to DentalXChange, according to Eyres-Morris.

This change is indicative of a new direction in the industry, according to Scott Wellwood, President of DentalXChange.

“The industry is changing, and many companies are looking for strategic ways to reduce operational costs while continuing to provide exceptional service,” Wellwood noted.  “We are pleased that we have the opportunity to assist NCDR in improving its EDI delivery, and we anticipate that this partnership will continue for many years with great success.”

Damon Dunsmore, Manager of EDI and Integrations for NCDR, led the implementation, and noted “NCDR conducted an extensive selection process in order to identify the right partner, and DentalXChange emerged as the clear choice.  We implemented DentalXChange’s services in April and today, we couldn’t be happier with that decision,” Dunsmore explained.  “I have been working in EDI for over 10 years, and this has been the easiest implementation I’ve experienced.”

Dunsmore noted that the DentalXChange Account Management team was extremely efficient in driving the implementation which brought comfort in moving the remaining volume this July supporting a complete implementation in less than 120 days.

“The whole organization really seems to strive to ensure the customer is happy,” he said.  “I truly feel that we are business partners in the most literal sense of the word.”

According to Dunsmore, DentalXChange is a natural partner for NCDR, as the two companies’ visions are well-aligned.

“Both DentalXChange and NCDR are committed to using technology to provide high quality, affordable, health care reimbursement processes through secure, electronic transactions,” he said.

About NCDR, LLC

NCDR is a dental services organization offering business support services to some of the nation’s leading dental practices, including Kool Smiles and Resolution Dental. NCDR provides non-clinical support to affiliated practices freeing dentists to direct their energy and passions towards providing the best possible experience for their patients.
Affiliated practices benefit from support services including accounting, scheduling, human resources, insurance billing and collections, purchasing, industry leading information technology platforms, and the learning gained from affiliating with hundreds of other dentists nationally.  Our support system includes our award winning Boomerang Practice Management and Electronic Dental Records System, the backbone to our compliance and support systems.  Please visit us at www.ncdrllc.com.

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We Left Our Hearts At CDA San Francisco!

The CDA season is finally over and I can unequivocally say…

We had a blast!

We saw old friends, made new ones, met some colorful characters and introduced Snapper to the masses! And of course, presented people to the best EDI solutions in the dental industry!

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We talked with Elizabeth Jones, Director of Sales and Retention about her experience at CDA San Fran.

CDA San Francisco was excellent,” said Jones “I couldn’t count how many times I heard, ‘Oh DentalXChange, yes we use you.’ or ‘DentalXChange! We have claims and patient statements what else do you have?’ I feel that we have made a big impact in California and for sure in the Industry.”

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Snapper was a huge hit. People came from all over the Moscone Convention Center to get one. “They thought he was the cutest thing ever.  This one dental assistant said she’s going to use him as an example for children to ‘open wide just like Snapper’ would,” said Jones about Snapper.

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Of course the best part of each CDA is continuing our relationships with our clients. “My favorite part of all conventions is visiting our partners and vendors. These are the people who help you grow,” Jones went on to say. “Our partnerships are priceless.”

We look forward to seeing everyone at the conventions we attend. Come by and say hi! We’ll introduce you to the best dental EDI products in the industry!

Here is a list of events we will be attending through the end of the year:

NADP- National Association of Dental Plans
Converge 2013
September 9 – 12, 2013
Las Vegas, NV

For more information, please visit:
www.nadp.org

NPAG- National Plan Automation Group
September 15 – 18, 2013
Hershey, PA

For more information, please visit:
www.npag.org

ADA- American Dental Association
October 31 – November 3, 2013
New Orleans, LA

For more information, please visit:
http://www.ada.org

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DentalXChange at CDA Presents San Francisco 2013

    Mark Twain once noted, “The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco.” We can’t imagine that to be true this summer with one of the hottest dental conventions, CDA Presents in town.

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CDA Presents 2013 runs August 15 through the 17th and brings together thousands of dentistry insiders for a wealth of industry information: C.E. opportunities, dynamic speakers, an impressive exhibit hall, and plenty of networking. Wrapped in scenic beauty, cultural attractions and world-class cuisine, it’s your opportunity to expand your success—and your relationship with the city Sinatra left his heart in.

We are excited to be part of this year’s convention, not only because our services are so renowned that the California Dental Association has endorsed us for 4 straight years but also, we are introducing our new mascot, Snapper!

"Hi! I'm Snapper"

Snapper will help you find which of our innovative products and services will best help you run your practice in a more efficient and cost effective way. Our Snapplications help dental practices cut down on paper, save time and most importantly, save money!

The DentalXChange booth will be located at #914, in the heart of the CDA Endorsed section. This year, we will be giving away Snapper plush toys and flashing pens! Visitors will have the chance to learn about our products, meet some of the best customer service representatives in the industry and pick up some snappy DentalXChange souvenirs (who loves puns?!).

SnapperVisitors can also find out how much time and money they can save by switching from paper to EDI. And, when you sign up for one of our paid products, we’ll give you a $25 Starbucks gift card* to help enjoy all the time you’ll be saving using DentalXChange services!

DentistUSA will be located at booth #832 and we will be handing out DentistUSA flashing pens! Come see why DentistUSA is one of the fastest growing dental communities on the web!

To better navigate this year’s event, CDA has developed a mobile device application to help answer any question you might have before and during the show. You can download the app that helps make CDA Presents a “snapp” by clicking here!

So if you are coming to CDA Presents, this year, please stop by our booths and say hi! We love to meet our current clients and, of course, meet new friends!

*One gift card per office location. Account must stay active for 30 days without cancellation. DentalXChange will mail your gift card within 45 days of activation. 

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CDA Presents 2013

CDA Presents

Anaheim! The home of angels, ducks and a famous little mouse. People from all over the world spend their well-deserved time off in this, happiest of lands, enjoying all the beauty California has to offer. It’s no wonder the California Dental Association holds their semi annual event, CDA Presents there every year!

Lucky for us, Anaheim is in our backyard! We attend the show every year and we are looking forward to April 11-13 of this year, to show everyone attending why DentalXChange is the premier clearinghouse for the dental industry.

Our innovative products and services have been designed to help dentists run their practice in a more efficient, cost effective way. We help dental practices cut down on paper, save time and most importantly, save money! Our services are so renowned that the California Dental Association has endorsed us for 3 straight years!

This year we will have two booths located close to each other:

DentalXChange will be located at booth 706, in the heart of the CDA Endorsed section. We will feature a Café, serving gourmet coffee and biscotti. Visitors will have the chance to drink great coffee, learn about our products, pick up some DentalXChange souvenirs and meet some of the best customer service representatives in the industry! Our customer service is second to none and we continually strive to exceed our client’s expectations.

Visitors can also find out how much time and money they can save by switching from paper to EDI. And, when you sign up for one of our paid products, we’ll give you a $25 Starbucks gift card* to help enjoy all the time you’ll be saving using DentalXChange services!

DentistUSA will be located at booth 622 and will feature a photo booth! Visitors will be able to dress up and take fun photos to commemorate their trip. We will also be handing out DentistUSA flashing pens! Come see why DentistUSA is one of the fastest growing dental communities on the web!

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To better navigate this year’s event, CDA has developed a mobile device application to help answer any question you might have before and during the show. You can download the app that helps make CDA Presents a “snapp” by clicking here!

So if you are coming to CDA Presents, this year, please stop by our booths and say hi! We love to meet our current clients and, of course, make new friends!

*One gift card per office location. Account must stay active for 30 days without cancellation. DentalXChange will mail your gift card within 45 days of activation. 

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