Henry Schein introduces software for dental hygiene schools

Oct. 25, 2013

Henry Schein, Inc. today announced the release of axiUm® Dental Hygiene Edition, a software system designed for dental hygiene education institutions.

axiUm Dental Hygiene Edition is developed by The Exan Group. The dental hygiene edition is one of three editions in the axiUm suite of products. Other editions include the axiUm Dental Education Edition, which is in use at more than 80 percent of dental schools in North America, and axiUm Enterprise Edition. Tekscan's T-Scan software now integrates with Dentrix G5

"What distinguishes axiUm Dental Hygiene Edition from other commercial software applications is its ability to support evidence-based dentistry," said Maria Deming of Pacific University's School of Dental Health Science in Oregon. "Our school is focused on educating our students, promoting oral health and supporting evidence-based dentistry. axiUm enables us to create a rich, managed care environment for our students and patients."

With features that fulfill educational, clinical and administrative needs, axiUm Dental Hygiene Edition is tailor-made for the needs of dental hygiene academic settings. Unlike software solutions made for commercial dentistry, axiUm Dental Hygiene Edition streamlines educational management tasks and real-life dental practice processes into one fluid system.

"We chose axiUm software for our dental hygiene school, because it's designed with the education process in mind and the modules resourcefully support both a clinical and teaching environment," said Brenda Walstead, Director of Dental Hygiene at Clark College in Washington state. "The assessment and grading modules seamlessly integrate with the clinical management system. In addition, axiUm's support for digital radiography, perio charting, patient and student privacy, and the ability to handle our large database of patients were key factors in our decision."

"axiUm is the leader in providing innovative software solutions to the dental education market in North America and is recognized worldwide," said Ted DeVries, President of the Exan Group. "We are pleased to now offer an excellent solution to the dental hygiene education segment and look forward to being the software of choice for all dental education institutions."

The Benefits for Dental Hygiene Institutions

Superior to Commercial Software
axiUm Dental Hygiene Edition is designed to adapt to, and comply with, the needs of the dental education environment.

Complete Student Management
With advanced security, detailed auditing, evaluations, authorization requirements, appointment and rotation scheduling, and secure messaging, axiUm Dental Hygiene Edition supports the ability to manage student progress towards graduation requirements and supervise all clinical activities.

Hands-On Experience with Electronic Health Records
axiUm Dental Hygiene Edition enables educators to provide students with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with Electronic Health Records (EHRs). By doing so, students gain knowledge in EHRs during their dental hygiene training that they can carry with them into their careers.

"With technology advancements and government health care initiatives, fluency with electronic health records is becoming essential for all health care professionals, including dental hygienists," said Ryan Brandon, Director of Product Management at Exan Group. "To properly prepare for their future professional work environment, dental hygienists need to be educated on a system with both clinical EHR and advanced practice management features."

"The 'preventative dentistry' movement starts with dental hygiene, and this move has sparked an increased demand for the use of electronic health records," added Ted DeVries. "The EHR is the core of axiUm Dental Hygiene Edition's functionality. It allows hygiene schools to capture data and collaborate with other dental institutions. It's the leading solution in North America tailored for these unique requirements."

For more information visit www.axiUmDental.com.
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