Saturday, November 20, 2010

Curve Dental Developing Patient Check-in and Questionnaire App for the iPad

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The innovation at Curve just keeps rolling along. Yesterday I got this press release with a promise from them that I can beat the major media outlets by 48 hours. How cool is that?
With a small and nimble team of developers, Curve is able to make changes and provide services in a way that only startups can. This is a great example of that philosophy.

Downloadable app allows Curve Dental customers to create forms their patients can complete using an iPad

OREM, UT—Curve Dental, creators of Web-based dental software, announced their development of an iPad app that will modernize the way in which patient information is gathered and digitized in the dental practice. Using the new app, called Curve Questionnaire, the dental practice can create check-in, medical history and other types of forms for their patients to complete using an iPad. Data entered by the patient is written directly to Curve Dental’s Web-based dental software when the patient submits the questionnaire.

“We recognize that the iPad can change the way information is gathered in the dental practice,” said Matt Dorey, founder and managing director of Curve Dental. “The iPad represents an enhancement to a practice’s professional appearance. How much more innovative and capable will a practice appear to the patient when they are handed an iPad to complete a medical history questionnaire rather than a clipboard and a stack of papers? And how much more efficient is the process of gathering and digitizing this information when it’s collected using an iPad? Once the patient has completed the questionnaire their information is immediately written to the practice’s patient data. The Curve Questionnaire saves a great deal of time since the dental team doesn’t have to re-enter the patient’s information like they would with paper forms.”

Using the app, the dental practice can create any number of different forms or questionnaires depending upon their needs. The practice can determine what questions to ask and how each question can be answered, whether with a yes or no response, multiple choice, or open-ended. The Curve Questionnaire app will be available to all Curve Dental customers without charge. The app will also complement Curve Dental’s Web-based dental software.

“Curve Questionnaire is our first app developed specifically for the iPad,” said Dorey. “It benefits the practice in a number of different ways, from reducing paper costs to the time required to manage paperwork. Just as we leverage the many advantages of the Web and the cloud as a platform for our software, we will continue to leverage the unique capabilities the iPad delivers to the dental practice by developing new apps that will benefit our customers. More and more doctors are looking to the Web as a way to simplify the dental software experience. Doctors are tired of installation hassles, upgrade worries, hardware compatibility issues, and backup concerns generally attributable to client-server software. The Web experience, on the other hand, is much more simple.”

About Curve Dental, Inc.

Founded in 2005, Curve Dental provides web-based dental software and related services to dental practices within the United States and Canada. The company is privately-held, headquartered in Orem, Utah with offices in Calgary, Canada and Dunedin, New Zealand. The company strives to make dental software less about computers and more about the user experience. Their creative thinking can be seen in the design of their software, that’s easy to use and Web-based. Dentists can call 888-910-4376 or visit for more information.

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