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Reclaim your time

Wouldn’t it be great to free up your time to focus on what matters to you?  Cloud based software allows you to do just that.

dentally-clock-cloudCloud is a word no longer just used by the tech community or just related to the suite of products from Apple but a term with wider connotations that has changed the way we all live and work.  The cloud quietly exists in the background around our software and hardware, sitting somewhere in the ‘sub-conscious’ of our everyday lives.  

Changing the way we live and work

We use the cloud more frequently than ever before.  It's now such an integral part of our daily life. We use it for storing our treasured images, because gone are the days of remembering to pack the camera - today we snap away with our mobile phones regardless, taking selfies at every moment, countless food pictures and we’d lose track of the shots of our friends and families if they were not available from any device!  We use the cloud when downloading films or when viewing catch up TV to watch the latest must see box set, for storing our passwords securely or for a simple purchase from Amazon. Whether we realise it or not cloud technology is everywhere; it's accessible, easy to support, faster and more secure.

Cloud technology has already changed the way many people work.   No longer do businesses need to ensure that their staff are clocked in and at their desk at 9.00am and gone by 5pm, with work unfinished or the other extreme where staff are stuck behind their desk until 9pm doing over-time to get all tasks completed.  We are now in a world where we understand that teams can be more productive and efficient by being more flexible in the way they work - offering people a much more enjoyable work-life balance. 

 Work from anywhereTransforming dentistry

For the world of dentistry it is equally transformative, allowing dentists to see patients during surgery hours and then head home as the last patient leaves the practice to spend precious time with family, meet friends or head to the gym.   No longer do dental practitioners need to work on finishing patient notes while stuck in the surgery, these can be done later and on their terms - logging in from home when the children are in bed or after dinner with loved ones.  Leaving your practice for a holiday or a long weekend is easier - because if there was an urgent query from your team, you could log in remotely to your notes to respond to the question.

The British Dental Association and the NHS have long been reporting on the growing issues surrounding working hours and in the State of Dentistry Report 2019, similar findings were highlighted with 75% of dentists working more hours than previously.  The challenges of the industry remain but if technology, like cloud based software can be leveraged, then it certainly assists in establishing a better work-life balance for dentists.

“I would like to see technology continue to be implemented in such a way as to free up the most valuable of commodities: time. The more time we can free up to spend the way we want to spend it, the happier we become. The less burdened we are with administrative responsibilities, the more human we feel.” Dr Sabby Sandhu, Principal Dentist and Director at Great Central Dental, Loughborough*

“The advent of cloud technology can allow practices to be more flexible in their working hours and task delegation.” Sara King, Marketing Manager at DenGro**

76% of dentists said that being able to work flexibly using technology to carry out admin work away from the office, would make them happier.  It allows them to focus on their business at a time and place of their choosing without being tied to the practice. Many dentists are still hampered by on-site legacy systems, but with cloud-based technology offering a solution that allows dentists to work from anywhere, rather than working late or coming in early - there is certainly a way forward to discover a work/life balance.

To learn more about Dentally, the UK’s leading cloud practice management software, and how you can work smarter and work remotely, simply email us hello@dentally.co for a demo or book a chat with one of our team here.  

(* and ** Comments are from the State of Dentistry report 2019 - download a copy here: https://info.dentally.co/smile-2019 ).

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