Having gone through the many years of medical and dental school, it is only right that technology brings applications to make dentistry easier to navigate. Dentistry requires a certain level of expertise, skill and diligence that few others can understand unless one is a dentist, of course. The existence of such applications that make one’s practice efficient, are therefore embraced with open arms. Whether you are a dentist or not, read on to find the apps that should dominate your android phone, iPad or iPhone. These five find themselves on this top dentistry apps list, because of their ingenuity and ability to make the practice of dentistry fun.
Top Dentistry Apps for Your Smartphone
1. The DDS GP
This nifty application from Kick your Apps Inc. uses the simple principle of tap on screen, enlarge or drag. There is no easier way to get a diagnosis for your patient than this app. With over 200 demonstrations for different possible scenarios from its library, this app will enable a dentist to identify a crack on a tooth, gum diseases, the extent of cavity deterioration among a myriad of other dental problems. Not only does it enable one to get a correct diagnosis but present you with a plan of treatment for the said condition.
This app gets even better by allowing you to draw, obtain saved images from your phone or computer and even create a customized treatment plan for individual patients. With a powerful phone and this app, you literally have your office in the palm of your hands. With such enhanced features and optimized settings it is little wonder that it sells for about 400 USD. Those who have a firsthand experience of this app will testify that it is indeed worth the money. Pimp your iPhone or iPad today with it!
2. ePocrates Rx
This application is literally the dentistry encyclopedia. It contains a guide for what drugs to use for certain dental problems and the vice versa of listing all drugs available and their uses. For those combination treatments, it provides information on formulas and possible drug interactions. For a minimal price ranging from 99 to 199 USD, dependent on the version one chooses it offers a list of medicines, insurance codes, diagnosis accompanies with images and a dictionary. It has information for all condition found across all age brackets and gender.
The icing on this app cake is its ability to give one the latest in the field of dentistry. It gives you the latest updates and real time medical news. The information on this app is never stale; it is precise and fresh off the market.
3. Lexi-dental complete
This app from Lexi comp is designed as the perfect dentistry database.
It provides dentists updated with all possible knowledge on Lexi comp databases. It contains information on dental rugs, their use and effects on patients, images and descriptions of various dental procedures, laboratory procedures and diagnostic tests, a medical dictionary and other dental resources in the form of charts and tables.
The best part probably is that it is absolutely free, and easy to use. This app has a trial period of 30 days and is compatible with Android, Apple devices and blackberry. After the free trial period expires, one has to log into the Lexicomp website to access this app. Subscription to this app for a whole year will only cost you 285 USD.
This application borders more towards the patient than it does the dentist. You can help your patient overcome the fear of a root canal by using the Orasphere, which is colorful and interactive to explain to them the whole procedure. You will find that patients are less terrified when they feel they know what is going on in their mouth. Instead of using complicated medical terms that will frighten them more, whip out your iPhone, iPad or blackberry and allow them to see for themselves.
This application makes communication with your patient and colleagues extremely easy. It shows both 2-D and 3-D images on your iPad from Planmeca. It has quality resolution enabling you to teach your patient on a certain procedure they will undergo, to show them the latest on their x-rays. You can as well consult with your fellow dentists on difficult procedures. You can share the image acquired through this app to any device. You can merge the images with your patient’s data for better record keeping on the server. You will require Romexis software to make use of this nifty app.
Author Bio: This article is written on behalf of Maslak Dental Services, a leading dental clinic led by a reputable dentist in Phoenix.