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Le Ann Morris’ Humanitarian Trip to El Progreso, Guatemala

Updates below 

DentalXChange has always supported serving the greater good in our community and the world, at large. Our charity, The EHG Fund helps causes from building schools in Africa to holding food drives in our area of Orange County, CA. As part of DentalXChange’s mission to assist the disadvantaged though education and healthcare, we will be sponsoring our Vice President of Business Development, Le Ann Morris’ trip to El Progreso, Guatemala, to help support a 3 day health clinic.

Organized by the Central American Lutheran Mission Society (CALMS) along with Concordia University, the health clinic will provide 2 doctors, 1 dentist and 23 nursing students who will see over 650 patients during the 3 day span. Mrs. Morris will be traveling with the group and is building resources to provide 700 oral health kits the will include things like a toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, hand sanitizer and other health essentials.

“These people live on less than a dollar a day,” said Morris. “At last year’s clinic some people walked over half a day just to get a toothbrush and had to be turned away because we ran out of kits. This year, with the help of DentalXChange and its employees, we hope to have enough supplies to make sure everyone receives a toothbrush. With coffee as their primary beverage at an early age, even in their bottles, dental disease is a huge concern for the medical team”

Dr. Dina Neeman, Associate Professor at Concordia University Irvine’s Department of Nursing, reflects on how important this trip is. “Last year, I led a trip of 9 nursing students to El Progreso, Guatemala and was greatly impacted at the amount of community health issues and overall health disparities in the village. The greatest needs were for basic medical and dental care, teaching and supplies. For this mission trip, we are incredibly blessed to have partnered with DentalXChange.  Without their support and recourses, we would not be able to reach our projected goal of treating 650 patients, who will be given basic medical and dental care and provided a dental hygiene kit.”

We’d like to thank Mrs. Morris, along with Dr. Neeman for their efforts in making this trip and helping the people of El Progreso. If you would like to help support Mrs. Morris’s trip to Guatemala, please email her at lmorris@dentalxchange.com

 

UPDATE 4/23/18

A special thank you to Andy Oreffice, Senior Vice President of Kool Smiles for helping to secure an additional 500 tooth brushes. We now have a THOUSAND tooth brushes so no child or adult will go without this year.

DentalXChange and our providers are coming together to help people in need!

 

UPDATE 5/9/18

We have well over a thousand tooth brushes to bring to the people of El Progreso, Guatemala! We also have hundreds of dental floss packs, tooth paste tubes and other medical necessities that the area desperately needs. Thank you to all our partners and employees who have so graciously donated to our cause.

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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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