Curve Dental Donates Management Software to Open Door Clinic to Aid Uninsured in Vermont
Non-profit to use cloud-based management software to document and organize delivery of oral healthcare to the uninsured and underinsured
Orem, UT, March 17, 2016 (Newswire.com) - Curve Dental, the leading developer of cloud-based dental software, completed its donation of software and services to Vermont-based Open Door Clinic, a non-profit medical organization that provides access to quality healthcare services, free of charge, to the uninsured or under-insured.
Open Door Clinic is one of only ten clinics in the state that offer healthcare, free of charge, to those who meet financial eligibility guidelines. Services are provided in a compassionate, respectful and culturally sensitive manner until a permanent healthcare provider can be established. In 2015 the Open Door Clinic treated 768 individuals that amounted to 1.094 medical visits and a savings or more than $400,000 in medical bills. While the clinic is funded in large part by the State of Vermont, more than 20% of its operation costs are derived from private donations. In 2016, thanks to the support of two grants, the clinic launched an innovative dental program, allowing the clinic to expand its care to include preventive and restorative dental care.
Access to dental care is a challenge for many in our rural state. ...The donation of Curve Dental's software provides us with the tools we need to begin to rectify this problem.
Julia Doucet, Outreach Nurse
“We feel a sense of responsibility to provide our services to other organizations who are earnestly striving to help those in need,” said Ian Zipursky, president and COO of Curve Dental, Inc. “The doctors, hygienists, and administrators of Vermont are donating their skills and time to improve the oral health of hundreds thanks to Open Door Clinic’s efforts. When Open Door Clinic reached out to us for assistance in documenting and scheduling patient visits we were thrilled to help. Curve Dental is a good fit for them: On the cloud the organization has a small IT footprint that reduces costs yet makes patient data more accessible to all of their volunteers. It is a privilege to help.”
“Access to dental care is a challenge for many in our rural state,” says Julia Doucet, the Outreach Nurse at the Open Door Clinic. “Whether the barriers are lack of insurance, the high cost of care, or lack of transportation, many of our patients are not able to get their basic dental needs met. The donation of Curve Dental’s software provides us with the tools we need to begin to rectify this problem.”
About Curve Dental, Inc.
Founded in 2004, Curve Dental provides web-based dental software and related services to dental practices within the United States and Canada. The company is privately-held, with offices in Orem, Utah and Calgary, Alberta. The company strives to make dental software less about computers and more about the user experience. Their creative thinking can be seen in the design of their software, that’s easy to use and built only for the web. Dentists can call 888-910-4376 or visit www.curvedental.com for more information.
About the Open Door Clinic
The Open Door Clinic, part of the Community Health Services of Addison County, provides access to quality healthcare services, free of charge, to those who are uninsured or under-insured and who meet financial eligibility guidelines. Nearly 70% of the clinic’s patients are employed, but in most cases their employer does not offer health insurance or the premiums are too costly. Those who benefit from the clinic are neighbors, friends and family who work on and support local farms, restaurants, and small businesses. Many are unable to afford the high cost of health insurance, which leaves them highly vulnerable to illness and injury. The clinic employs seven part-time team members but staffed primarily by volunteers. All medical, dental, clinical, and administrative staff give generously of their time. You can volunteer your time and skills by calling 802-388-0137 or by visiting www.opendoormidd.org.