Dental Record marks 30 years: Goes digital, offers new products

Posted by Lisa Koss on 4/29/2015
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What does Nintendo, Microsoft Windows and The Dental Record have in common? DDR 30 yearAll three have evolved and are celebrating 30 years in business this year.

The Dental Record was created in 1985 to provide dentists with a quality dental record-keeping system.

Since its inception, the Dental Record team has been gaining traction in the industry and has earned a reputation among dental practices as an excellent solution with an energetic and knowledgeable service team.

It all began with a three-year research study of existing dental records. A disturbing fact was uncovered – most dental records were inadequate, outdated and disorganized. A dentist serving on the Wisconsin Dental Association Quality Assurance Committee spent a year defining the specific components, functions, characteristics, format and legalities of a quality dental record.

As a service to WDA members, an easy-to-use record-keeping system was developed and subjected to extensive clinical testing before being introduced.

After an overwhelming positive response in Wisconsin, The Dental Record went national. Thousands of dentists across the country incorporated The Dental Record’s products into their practices. They reported ease of use, low malpractice risk and an increase in office productivity.

While it is important to remember the beginning, the 30th anniversary also marks a new era. The Dental Record is introducing The Digital Dental Record, offered through the WDA Insurance and Services Corp.’s Professional Services Division. It features digital business solutions focused on improving the workflow in a dental office.

“It is our goal to provide WDA members with digital practice solutions that will increase productivity and efficiency at a fraction of the cost of the competition,” WDA Insurance and Services Corp. Director of Operations Steve Newton said.

New products and services
> IT services
  • PerCSoft offers a dental technology partnership that provides dental offices with information technology solutions from technical support to digital-technology installations. PerCSoft team members are experts in the digital workflow of a dental practice. This partnership offers WDA member pricing and provides a trusted resource for all HIPAA compliant, technical needs of a practice.
 > Electronic claims software
  •  EDS Bridge electronic claims software offers exclusive WDA member pricing at 24 cents per claim. Practices can significantly reduce their cost to send and process insurance claims. EDS Bridge securely and efficiently transmits patient claim information in a HIPAA compliant format.
  •  FastAttach® allows practices to send HIPAA compliant, secure images and documentation with insurance claims. This service allows for quicker claims processing and less paperwork when submitting information to insurance companies. Service also includes 2GB of secure and encrypted file sharing and communication at no extra charge.
 > Practice management
  • DDS Advisor - Gain insights into your competition and achieve the profitable practice you’ve always dreamed of with the help of DDS Advisor. DDS Advisor is a powerful dental practice business intelligence software program that integrates with your practice management software and provides the dental owner with powerful tools and actionable reports to optimize practice production, fees, cash flow and profitability.
The Digital Dental Record continues to offer MedicTalk Dentforms, a paperless patient form solution, and Central Data Storage, a HIPAA compliant online data back-up and recovery solution.

 As business needs change and technology advances, The Digital Dental Record will continue to update its products and services to help dental professionals compete in a changing environment - giving dentists more time to care for patients.

During the past three decades, The Digital Dental Record has consistently given back to the WDA through royalties and sponsorships. Members also receive discounts on almost every product or service we offer.

The Digital Dental Record hopes to make its 30th year in business the best yet by focusing on performance-driven initiatives to better serve its customers.

Contact The Digital Dental Record at 800-243-4675, email at [email protected] or visit

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