To be environmentally friendly and as efficient as possible for our patients, we now have electronic new patient paperwork! Don’t worry, it’s HIPAA compliant and safe. When you call for a new appointment, we’ll send you a quick link to get all your info and it securely sends back to us. No printing or signing on your part! Quick and convenient from any device.
Orthodontext Text Reminders
Our office utilizes the “Orthodontext” system that allows you to customize treatment reminders. You (or your child!) can receive text reminders to wear elastics (rubber bands), brush teeth, wear appliances, etc. They are completely customizable to as many or as few as you want. Also, you can reply to the text messages and it goes directly to our front staff! You can ask how to wear the elastics, to mail you new elastics, or for brushing tips. Sign up here! **Standard message rates apply with your carrier**. Reply STOP at any time to the text messages to stop all messaging reminders.
Digital X Ray Machine
No more black films! When your X Rays are taken in our office, they are immediately saved in your electronic health record. The doctor can quickly and easily see your films while making small orthodontic adjustments after braces are placed, but also, quickly and effectively provide a diagnosis at your initial consultation, without waiting for film to be developed.
Digital Record Keeping
We are paperless! While many medical and dental offices are making the switch, or have recently made the switch to electronic medical records, Dietrich Orthodontics made that change in 2004. When you call our office, see us for a quick visit, or even get new photos taken at our office, we have your information ready at our fingertips, immediately. But don’t worry, it’s all securely stored with the safest technology available.
When you see our doctor for your initial consultation, he will present you or your child’s case to you on a large, flat screen TV. You will see, up close, facial images and X-Rays, and maybe see an example similar case to yours. The doctor will use all these tools to clearly and effectively share with you his diagnosis and treatment options for your case. Additionally, you may use an iPad to see before and after images, read about the Damon System, or watch a short video on orthodontics during your initial consultation. The iPad lays this information at your fingertips for you to browse on your own. Want to look at home? Ask the treatment coordinator for the website information.
Would you like to be reminded of your appointments via a text message? An Email? Or Phone call? Or how about all three? Our software makes it easy. You can choose, one method, two methods, or all three. And if one method isn’t working for you, we can easily switch to another reminder type.
Patient Comfort & Convenience
At Dietrich Orthodontics, we want you to feel comfortable in our office! Whether you are bringing your children to their appointments or visiting for your appointment, we have many conveniences available to you!
For the waiting family, Keurig coffee, snacks, and Wi-Fi are always available in the waiting room. We also have tablets stocked with games for waiting children or their siblings, as well as a homework table for those kids multi-tasking during or after school.
Seeing the doctor and haven’t brushed since your last meal? Our brushing area is ready for you, with pre-pasted toothbrushes and another small waiting area. You might even find a tablet with a game here!
We have in office contests every two months, with prizes like barbeque baskets, gift cards and other prizes. We have a Refer-A-Friend contest, with larger prizes such as Indians game tickets! In the summer, yes parents, we have a reading contest! Keep them reading all summer long because they have the chance to win a Kindle E-Reader!