Novadontics: Next-Generation Dental Implant Software

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Dr. Louie Al-Faraje, Founder and CEO Dental implant procedures are increasingly becoming the preferred mode of permanent tooth replacement for edentulous patients as opposed to more traditional bridges and dentures. But as oral implantology is a relatively new discipline, there is a great deal of variability in the data and, hence, diagnostic guidelines. Every time a patient visits a dentist, hundreds of unstructured data points are generated in the form of diagnostic information that is crucial for dentists to ensure a successful implant procedure. The situation is further compounded by doctors not having the right technology and tools to collect, consolidate, store, and analyze this information accurately. Notably, that is where Novadontics is breaking new ground in dental care with its novel practice management software (PMS) that caters to the specialized requirements of implant dentists.

Novadontics has developed the world’s first oral implantology–oriented dental practice management platform. The namesake platform leverages artificial intelligence (AI) and mathematical modeling to guide dental practitioners during diagnosis and treatment planning for dental implant procedures. “The tailored modules in our platform help dentists create diagnostic inferences and proposals for patient-specific treatments, empowering them to provide the highest-quality patient care,” says Dr. Louie Al-Faraje, founder and CEO of Novadontics.

Dr. Al-Faraje is a world-renowned dental implant surgeon who was frustrated by the lack of software available specifically for oral implantology. As a clinician, author, educator, and innovator, Al-Faraje has been playing a prominent role over the past two decades in advancing the techniques, protocols, and standards of oral implantology surgical procedures as the head of the California Implant Institute. With the backing of a very talented pool of industry experts, he conceived the idea of Novadontics to foster data-driven decision-making in implant dentistry.



The Tailored Modules help Dentists Create Diagnostic Inferences and Proposals for Patient-Specific Treatments, Empowering them to Provide the Highest-Quality Care



The software combines everything a dental office needs into one system—from patient engagement tools and continuing education to best-in-class expert consultations and an expansive supply and equipment marketplace.

The All-in-One Platform for a Dental Implant Practice

Novadontics has a range of exclusive features to aid implant dentists in diagnosis and treatment planning. The platform allows practitioners to easily manage all patient information and health history in a completely secure HIPAA-compliant cloud environment.
For example, if a patient has diabetes and is taking blood thinners or has a history of bisphosphonate usage, the platform has that information stored in its Health History Form. Dentists also can track the changes in vital signs throughout a patient’s treatment journey with the form. Other integrated features include a Dental Photography Guide offering a failproof approach for effective photographic documentation and a module to capture and upload x-rays and CT scans.

The platform also boasts an intuitive implant-oriented Clinical Notes feature that allows clinicians to record as well as search all information regarding an implant procedure thoroughly and accurately. The form will be automatically prefilled with the patient’s medical conditions and allergies, and dentists can add all other relevant details, like the American Society of Anesthesiology (ASA) score, patient vitals, medication, and other specific implant-related information. Then, with the help of Clinical Notes’ search function, dentists can look for related standard procedure codes and descriptions, and the platform cross-references all of the above information with the particular procedure and warns dentists of any medical risks. This data can also be accessed and shared seamlessly with other dental care providers who use Novadontics in a HIPAA-compliant environment using the Nova SharedCare feature. This helps dentists when referring patients to a specialist or if records need to be shared with a new dental care provider.



To further elevate the standard of implant therapy, a Checklist Guidance Module feature was developed. This ensures minimal complications, warrants the adherence to standard protocols, allows customization of the treatment, and gives practitioners access to expert knowledge in specific procedures. An Electronic Interactive Dental Implant Logbook enables recording and tracking of the details of every implant placed in the dental office, greatly aiding practitioners in optimizing patient care.

Automating Practice Management and Patient Engagement

Besides improving clinical efficiency, Novadontics also play a prominent role in streamlining and managing administrative functions in a dental office. With Novadontics, dental offices have a single platform for clinical, administrative, and patient engagement purposes. Together these features can significantly reduce the time required to book, reschedule, remind, and intake patients, allowing practices to reduce staff costs or assign team members to other functions.

The Appointment Book helps to automate, optimize, and simplify every workflow related to an appointment booking, while patient engagement dramatically improves the patient experience. Automated appointment reminders are sent via text and email to enable practitioners to keep an open line of communication with patients while reducing no-shows and cancellations. Through Novadontics, practitioners can also provide online forms for patient intake, medical history, consent, treatment plans, and postoperative instructions via text or email, facilitating a contactless experience at the office.

A Reports Module provides various detailed analytical reports on the vast amount of information generated by the Novadontics platform. With it, dental offices can make data-driven decisions and plan for the short and long term. Novadontics dashboard consolidates and presents all this data from various platform modules in simple, easy-to-read lists and charts.
These at-aglance presentations allow practice managers and doctors to quickly analyze and monitor their status and activity.

Novadontics Marketplace—Cost Saving at Its Best

The platform has pioneered a one-of-a-kind online marketplace for implant dentists. “Our marketplace offers dental products to practitioners at the lowest prices, usually only available to large dental chains with 50 or 100 offices,” states Al-Faraje. Currently, the marketplace features over 23,000 products from the industry’s most prominent and reputable manufacturers and suppliers.

With all the advanced facets of a modern online marketplace, Novadontics Marketplace is swiftly becoming the go-to source for the dental community to purchase supplies, implants, and equipment. A practitioner can save anywhere from $1,000 to $5,000 per month by purchasing products from Novadontics Marketplace, more than covering the cost of the software subscription.

An Advanced Ecosystem for Dentists

Using a network of specialists developed through Dr. Al-Faraje’s 20+ years leading the California Implant Institute, Novadontics provides dental practitioners with the opportunity to request online consultations and in-office support when a second opinion is required to treat a challenging case. At the click of a button, dentists can request the help of an expert to either supervise treatment remotely or assist in person at the provider’s office.



Further strengthening its ecosystem, Novadontics has recently launched a mobile application for patients. Available in both App Store and Google Play Store, it allows patients to search for nearby dental offices, select any practitioner, and schedule an appointment according to availability—be it a visit to the clinic or a consultation via teledentistry. After consultation, the app also allows patients to review the dentists and provide feedback.

To advance the clinical skills of dentists, the company has also been providing continuing education within the platform, with more than 200 on-demand courses, lectures, and materials available.

Even while providing such an expansive range of features, the onboarding process for the platform is really simple, and the learning curve is gentle, thanks to the platform’s AI and automation capabilities. Concurrently, as Novadontics is completely cloud-based, there is no need to install any software, implement any server, or create backup. All that is required is a computer and an internet connection. And since Novadontics has a full mobile version, it can also be accessed using an iPad anytime, anywhere.

Novadontics is fast becoming a gamechanger in the implant dentistry space. To expand its footprint beyond the English-speaking countries, the platform will be soon made available in German, Japanese, Spanish, and Italian. Simultaneously, guided by world-renowned surgeon Dr. AlFaraje, the innovative team behind Novadontics is constantly improving the platform’s AI capabilities to empower dental practitioners to make more informed and data-driven decisions during oral implantology surgical procedures.

Company
Novadontics

Headquarters
San Diego, CA

Management
Dr. Louie Al-Faraje, Founder and CEO

Description
Novadontics provides everything a dental office needs—from patient engagement suite and continuing education to best-in-class support and an expansive marketplace. Novadontics has developed the world’s first oral implantology–oriented dental practice management platform. The namesake platform leverages artificial intelligence (AI) and mathematical modeling to guide dental practitioners during diagnosis and treatment planning for dental implant procedures. Besides improving clinical efficiencies, Novadontics also plays a prominent role in streamlining and managing administrative functions in a dental office. With Novadontics, dental offices have a single platform for clinical, administrative, and patient engagement purposes.

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