HOUSTON, Nov. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The leader in accelerated orthodontics, OrthoAccel® Technologies, Inc. announces a new partnership with Focus Ortho, a cloud-based practice management system that enables AcceleDent® providers to upload patients' FastTrac Usage Reports. AcceleDent is a noninvasive, FDA-cleared, prescription-only Class II medical device that speeds orthodontic treatment by as much as 50 percent. AcceleDent patients simply use the device for 20 minutes a day while the gentle pulsatile force of the hands-free unit accelerates tooth movement.
Since patient compliance is necessary to accelerate treatment, each AcceleDent unit records usage and has a USB connection that enables orthodontists to access the device's FastTrac Usage Report. Focus Ortho software allows orthodontists to upload and store the report from the patient's device into the practice management system during a patient's appointment to monitor compliance and predict treatment completion.
The new system was piloted by Apple Orthodontix, a 15-location orthodontic practice in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.
"We approached Focus Ortho and OrthoAccel with the idea of integrating the FastTrac Usage Report into the software so that we could provide a more accurate treatment duration estimation for our AcceleDent patients," said Chad Packard, president and CEO of Apple Orthodontix. "Since the integration, our doctors have noted many additional benefits, including being able to easily identify their AcceleDent patients in the system, more up-to-date patient profiles and reduced paper waste."
While Apple Orthodontix was the first practice to benefit from the software update, it is now available to all Focus Ortho customers running version 2.2 of the software.
"Integrating the AcceleDent FastTrac Usage Report into the Focus Ortho system made perfect sense to us since our goal is to provide orthodontic practices powerful functionality that allows them to easily manage patient visits and records," said Charlie Dunham, president and CEO of Focus Ortho. "OrthoAccel is revolutionizing the orthodontic industry so we know that many of our customers will benefit from this streamlined integration, whether now or in the very near future."
With Apple Orthodontix being both an AcceleDent provider and a Focus Ortho customer, the software integration was a seamless process.
"Our focus has always been on improving the journey to healthy, beautiful smiles and that starts with ensuring that orthodontic practices have the resources to do so," said Mike Lowe, president and CEO of OrthoAccel. "We're excited that Apple Orthodontix and Focus Ortho have partnered with us on our innovative endeavors to help AcceleDent providers efficiently manage and grow their practices."
Focus Software of Alabama, LLC
Focus Software of Alabama, LLC is a privately owned company based in Birmingham, Ala. which develops Focus Ortho, an orthodontic practice management software package. The Focus Ortho software features complete financial, scheduling, communication and reporting functionality. More information can be found at FocusOrtho.com or requested via [email protected]
OrthoAccel® Technologies, Inc.
Based in Houston, Texas, OrthoAccel® Technologies, Inc. is a privately owned medical device company engaged in the development, manufacturing and marketing of products to enhance dental care and orthodontic treatment. OrthoAccel developed and sells AcceleDent® Aura, the first FDA-cleared clinical approach to safely accelerating orthodontic tooth movement by applying gentle micropulses via SoftPulse Technology® as a complement to existing orthodontic treatment. More information can be found at AcceleDent.com and AcceleDent.co.uk or requested via [email protected].
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