Dr. Sara Zeidan is a practicing general dentist in the Bay Area and the co-founder/CEO of DrHuddle. She went to dental school in New York City, and during her studies there, she met a couple of software engineers who were also passionate about providing dental practitioners and oral surgeons with tools the industry was missing. Their collaborative effort culminated in an online, digital referral system that is changing the landscape of dentistry today. In this episode of the Progressive Dentist podcast, Dr. Zeidan shares her story and talks about what DrHuddle is doing to give practices across the country the upper hand.
Taking the Referral Process Online
Instead of giving your patient a piece of paper and sending them to meet with a specialist, the entire exchange takes place in a digital portal. DrHuddle verifies the credentials of every member, and once they are set up as an active user, the doctors can streamline the entire process. Whether you are a general dentist or a specialist, you can sign in, create a case online, and submit it to the corresponding specialist. You also have the power to upload any relevant information you want to include without issues because DrHuddle is HIPAA compliant.
A Mutually Beneficial Referral Process
This process is very rewarding for dentists and specialists on the receiving end of the referrals, but it is beneficial to the referring dentist as well. DrHuddle provides dentists with a verified list of specialists at their fingertips so they can make the best recommendation for their patients. It also enables them to keep patient and case information well organized, and it makes the lives of dental practitioners more efficient and more productive as the community grows. As always, please visit me at www.theprogressivedentist.com for more informative podcast episodes with other remarkable business leaders.