Mobile touch-screen pain management center makes dental care smart

Jan. 13, 2011
A California dentist, Alan R. Stein, DDS, offers a mobile app for emergency patient care.

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — Local dentist, Alan R. Stein, DDS, implements new mobile technology for emergency patient care. This one-of-a-kind mobile app, created by Dental Anywhere™, allows patients with smartphones to instantly communicate with his dental practice in the event of an emergency without e-mailing or calling.

By using the touch-screen Pain Management Center, one of seven app modules, patients can indicate through a dental diagram their emergency situation. Once activated, patients receive immediate dental care instructions with the option to alert the office.

The interactive dental diagram in the Pain Management Center allows patients to select a tooth or teeth in need of attention. Once selected, patients are prompted to pick a description of the problem and rate their level of discomfort. Dependent on the information entered, the touch-screen Pain Management Center will automatically advise patients regarding their concern and ask if they would like the dental office to be notified.

“Dental emergencies are unpredictable. It’s important not only to have the ability to contact me but to also get immediate advice on what to do when an emergency occurs,” states Dr. Stein.

“Dr. Stein’s mobile app gives me and my family a sense of security knowing that we can get dental care even when we’re out of town,” says patient Lisa Whiteman.

Other patient benefits besides the touch-screen Pain Management Center include Treatment Notes, an Appointment Request center, Out-of-Town Care, One-Touch Referral system, Appointment Reminders, and GPS navigation to the office.

About Alan Stein, DDS
Alan Stein, DDS, brings more than 35 years of experience to the San Fernando Valley and surrounding areas. He is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, San Fernando Valley Dental Society, and Northridge Hospital Medical Center. For more information, please visit

About Dental Anywhere
Located in Sherman Oaks, Calif., Dental Anywhere is the leading provider of custom patient care mobile apps for dental offices. Dental Anywhere designs, implements, and services mobile apps for iPhone, Android, and Blackberry smartphones. For more information on Dental Anywhere’s mobile apps for dentists, visit