I learned the hard way: It would have been a much better investment to have started with The Digital Dentist

I was aware of The Digital Dentist when I started my practice, and I chose to go with a local IT company; I felt that using a local firm would provide advantages that couldn't be achieved remotely.  I was proven wrong on this.  After many of the add-on fees from my local provider, the cost was approaching the monthly cost from The Digital Dentist, and the service was not nearly as good.  Also, I found that even the local firm did almost everything remotely anyway, so distance became a non-issue.  I was also tentative about paying to fly your team to my office to do the initial installation.  After all of the issues that I was having with my old system, I wound up flying your team out here to fix everything anyway, and I had already paid the local guys to do it!  So it cost me more in the long run.  It would have been a much better investment to have started with The Digital Dentist initially - I would have avoided the problems we were having, and saved a lot of money in the process.  But hey, sometimes we have to learn the hard way, all I can say is I'm happy we're working together now!

The reason I switched to your company initially was for your backup services.  To call it a "backup" isn't even fair to you, since it's far more than that.  My concern is that if my system is ever down, my "backup" would take days to load onto a new server.  Because our dental practice is entirely dependent on our computer system, if my computers are down then my practice can't function.  I am thrilled that your service includes a way to have my system back up and running in a short period of time (30 minutes) if I ever have a server failure.  That peace of mind is worth every penny of your monthly fees.

While the system restoration service is what drew me initially, I've learned over time that there's a lot more reasons to stay with The Digital Dentist.  It's nice having an IT company that isn't run by any of the dental supply companies.  Yet unlike any other independent IT company I know of, your company is uniquely aware of the needs of dentists.  You're familiar with my practice management software, x-ray software, and every other dental-specific aspect of my practice.  While you may only provide limited support of other software products, it really helps to prevent the finger-pointing that often happens between vendors.  You know enough about each of the products to help figure out which is causing a problem.

Finally, every IT issue I've had has been resolved in a very timely fashion.  I'm not even sure sometimes if you have a work order system, because every time I call the service tech fixes the problem right away, usually while we are still on the phone.  In a busy dental practice, I don't have the time to wait for problems to be fixed.  I couldn't be happier with the level of service that your team provides.

Dr. Rich Facko Dr. Rich Facko Palos Heights, IL

Since I have been with The Digital Dentist, my high tech practice has never had a service interruption.

I am confident that my IT systems are secure.  My former system was secure, but the onboarding process with The Digital Dentist demonstrated to me areas where I could improve and thus protect my data from unwanted intrusions.  Also, I am no longer dealing with service interruptions because they are managing my high tech practice with better systems management protocols.  If there are any issues, I know they will be repaired/restored quickly so I won’t lose much, if any, production. When we need help, our questions are handled quickly, professionally and efficiently.

I have a high tech practice—integration of Sirona CBCT with my paperless practice management software AND Weave VOIP phones.  My daily production depends on the stability of my systems.  In the past, when we received a software update from Sirona, it would take days or weeks to work out all of the “bugs”.  I paid handsomely for the “work orders” that were required to correct the problems.  Since I have been with The Digital Dentist, I pay a flat rate for my service.  It is costing me less now that with “the other guys” and the service from you is much more efficient and truly not a disruption to my practice day.  This is amazing because “the other guys” were literally within a block of my office and able to come in person to “fix” things.  My only regret is that I didn’t listen to my friend and switch over a year earlier than I did.   I am so pleased to be a client.  I should have switched when I toured your offices in August 2015.  Live and learn.

Dr. Cynthia Graves Dr. Cynthia Graves Austin, TX

I never have to wonder if my network is secure

Digital Dentist provides a 24/7 comprehensive solution to the IT worries that keep you up at night. This service smooths out the glitches in your network and gives you confidence that the system will work, it's secure, and any problem will be fixed quickly. In the past, we might wait a day or two for any kind of service, and that can be very disruptive in a practice. With Digital Dentist, we get attention to our problems, which are few, within minutes most of the time. Support is excellent for routine maintenance. It's a small investment every month, but you don't have to wonder if your network is secure, if everything is backed up, and what you're going to do when something isn't working right. If you've been through a server crash like we have prior to Digital Dentist, you'll know how critical this is. I have a friend whose dental practice network was hacked, and the HIPPA ramifications took 10 years off his life and cost him over $100,000 to correct. We have confidence we're protected with Digital Dentist.

Dr. Greg Grillo Dr. Greg Grillo Omak, WA

Having an IT provider far away from my office has never been an issue

The single biggest benefit of hiring The Digital Dentist has been the peace of mind that I now have, that my systems are functioning at all times, and when needed, emergency services are in place to get us through difficult times. They understand the needs of the practicing dentist.  The multiple practice management software programs, peripheral devices and office integration, hardware and software intricacies, and have a great working relationship with the various software vendors to resolve potential conflicts.  I do not have to worry about my systems working together.

I was initially concerned with not having an IT provider in close physical proximity to my office.  It has never been an issue in using support services remotely to take care of any of my issues.  And that includes having to recover all my data and get up and running in less than three days following a catastrophic fire to my office.  And the three days it took, was all because I had to wait for two laptop computers to be built with high power graphic cards and processors to handle the demands of our software.  You were great in helping me go from Zero to full speed in a matter of hours.

Dr. Robert Henkel Dr. Robert Henkel Woburn, MA

Understands the dental side of IT.

We have been with The Digital Dentist for several years now. I especially enjoy the very quick response time when we do have tech issues arise. I feel that The Digital Dentist Team know me and understand our situation well enough to quickly get things resolved without having to start from scratch each time. We have used several other tech support solutions through the years and are glad to have someone who understands the dental side of IT and who responds so well as needed.

Dr. Gene Hilton Dr. Gene Hilton Desert Hills Dental Group
Farmington, NM

Highly recommend.

I would say one of the biggest  benefits to having you as our IT is the ease of accessibility-someone always gets back to us promptly, efficient and courteous would be my other two comments. All of that creates a calmer environment here at 390!! I would absolutely recommend you for help in set-up and then continuing care. I actually have recommended you to others.

Dr. Linda Molee Dr. Linda Molee Freehold, NJ

Always available.

The single biggest benefit to me and my practice has been keeping us up and running at all times and making integration easy. You are always available for support and are very knowledgeable about all dental systems. My advice to any dentist who is looking for a good IT company is to make sure the IT company you pick is very familiar with all software you have and the interaction between them.  The Digital Dentist is excellent in this aspect.

Dr. Jeffrey Rein Dr. Jeffrey Rein Williston Park, NY

I have seen a 30% increase in productivity.

I am very happy to be a client of The Digital Dentist. For me, they gave me peace of mind in transitioning to a system designed to my specs, not an off the shelf one size fits all solution. Their responsive help is just a call away.  Thanks to their help, I have seen a 30% increase in productivity. The Digital Dentist gives you options without pushing their agenda.  They will help you shape your vision for your practice by asking questions that help them make recommendations within your budget, your priorities and your technical preferences. It's all about you and your vision for your practice.

Dr. Chris Reneer Dr. Chris Reneer Prescott, AZ

Extremely knowledgeable and up to date with the wide variety of dental computer software

Ever since I hired The Digital Dentist, I have enjoyed the peace of mind that my office data is protected and secure. Response times to our questions are fantastic. The Digital Dentist’s staff is extremely knowledgeable and up to date with the wide variety of dental computer software and its integration on the market. Over the years, as all practices experience- we have had office staff turnover. Our new team members have had varying degrees of familiarity with dental practice software. Over the years, The Digital Dentist has been extremely helpful in assisting our less than experienced staff through any IT issues that have developed.  I view The Digital Dentist as a indispensable member of my dental practice team.

Dr. Gil Sanchez Corona, CA

Our electronic systems run smoothly on a daily basis.

We hired The Digital Dentist to have comfort in knowing that our electronic systems run smoothly on a daily basis and when there is an issue it is handled swiftly and efficiently. The proof of your capabilities shows as we move through each day with rarely an electronic glitch.  When we have an urgent problem (as we did 5 minutes ago with scareware) your team handles is immediately and thoroughly. We have 100% confidence in the abilities of The Digital Dentist as a whole because our experience has been that any person on the team is capable of troubleshooting and problem solving.

Sandy Reuter Sandy Reuter Practice Administrator
Dr. James Shenberg
Santa Monica, CA

The Digital Dentist understands dentistry and its HIPAA requirements.

One of the biggest benefits of working with The Digital Dentist is the simplicity with the system you designed.  You kept it simple, because you understand dentistry and its HIPAA requirements as they relate to the technology world. I feel that because of your knowledge of dentistry, understanding the different practice management software, understanding the requirement for PCI and HIPAA compliance have set yourself above others. These are the reasons for choosing your firm and over the years you have delivered. Thank you.

Dr. James Thomas Dr. James Thomas Charleston, SC

The best money we’ve ever spent.

The single biggest benefit we have is high-quality technicians and personalized service that is very quick to respond. Your staff is knowledgeable, vigilant and proactive. I would tell someone that this is the best money they would ever spend to keep their computer system running up to date and virtually trouble-free. In addition, I have an oral surgeon friend who had a glitch in his system and lost all of their information. I was quite concerned and contacted your office. I was told about the redundancy of the systems and that this was essentially impossible with your system. I have no doubt that your company is, by far, the best investment I've ever made in my office.

Dr. Oscar Valenzuela Dr. Oscar Valenzuela Cerritos, CA

We love having our IT company owned by a dentist!

Everything has worked flawlessly for almost 3 years. I have 100% confidence all systems are working and being monitored appropriately.  I don't even think about everything that can go wrong, because, nothing has gone wrong.  It's been a seamless integration into our office.  I've never worked with another IT company, and I doubt I’ll ever switch: their customer service is at a premium level.  Regardless of the time of day, there's always someone available, whether it be via email or phone. It is a huge benefit to having our IT company owned by a dentist. I know Dr. Lavine will honestly evaluate our practice, give me recommendations, and let me make an informed decision with no pressure whatsoever.

Dr. Brian Weibling Dr. Brian Weibling Canfield, OH