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XLDent acquires DentalMate

Posted December 13, 2019 by Pam W.

Loretto, MN – December 2019 – Valsoft Corporation, parent company of XLDent, a leader in the dental practice management software market, is pleased to announce the acquisition of DentalMate, an established provider of practice management software maintained by MDC Systems and Services, Inc since 2003.

DentalMate has supported its loyal customers across the United States for decades.  Mike Simpson, president of MDC Systems & Services, Inc, commented on the acquisition “XLDent is in the best position to meet the needs of our clients over the long term. We are confident this partnership will create exciting new opportunities for all those involved.”

Since 1971, XLDent has been of service to the dental community.  Their flagship practice management system, XLDent, provides dental offices with an intuitive, robust suite of tools built to optimize the clinic’s performance. The XLDent product line has expanded over the years to include a suite of fully integrated and interactive eSolutions and imaging tools, helping clinicians and their staff to optimize their workflow and productivity.

“We are excited for the opportunity to serve DentalMate clients and to provide a migration path to the XLDent suite of products.  We are confident clients will be impressed with not only our software and integration options but our outstanding team of technology professionals.” said XLDent President, Richard Abboud.

About XLDent: 

XLDent is dedicated to providing software solutions that focus on the success of its clients and enhancing the standard of patient care for improved patient outcomes. We are committed to the continual development of electronic dental health records, mobile solutions and Internet-based options in the current development environment with emphasis on proven technologies. http://www.xldent.com/about-us 

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XLDent joins the Valsoft Family

Posted June 19, 2019 by Dawn

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Valsoft Corporation Inc. (“Valsoft”), a Montreal-based company specializing in the acquisition and development of vertical market software businesses, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Professional Economics Bureau of America, Inc. (d.b.a XLDent) (“XLDent“), a leader in the dental practice management software market, based in Loretto, Minnesota.

Since 1971, XLDent has been supporting thousands of loyal customers across the United States. Their flagship practice management system provides dental offices with an intuitive, robust suite of tools built to optimize the clinic’s performance. The XLDent product line has expanded over the years to include a suite of fully integrated and interactive eSolutions and imaging tools, helping clinicians and their staff to optimize their workflow and productivity.

Dawn and Eugene Christodoulou are extremely proud of the company they, along with their employees, have built, and are optimistic about the company’s future.

“As a company specializing in vertical software, Valsoft not only ensures that our focus in the dental software space will be maintained but provides the opportunity to collaborate across verticals to build and improve the XLDent suite. We are extremely excited about the possibilities! This joining of talents offers incredible growth potential for the product, the company and our team,” said Dawn Christodoulou.

Dawn and Eugene will ensure a smooth transition, confirming the combined XLDent and Valsoft team can pursue their mission to grow the business and advance its technology. The company will continue to develop and support their XLDent practice management system, as well as all other products and services, providing a robust software solution to customers.

“We are excited to enter the dental vertical with a family business built on a solid foundation and dedication to its customers, employees and community. We welcome XLDent’s customers, employees and partners into the Valsoft family, and look forward to the next steps of this important journey,” said Stephane Manos, head of M&A and co-founder of Valsoft. “We will do our utmost to ensure that the Christodoulous’ legacy thrives and that customers continue to benefit from world class products and support.”

About XLDent:

XLDent is dedicated to providing software solutions that focus on the success of its clients and enhancing the standard of patient care for improved patient outcomes. We are committed to the continual development of electronic dental health records, mobile solutions and Internet-based options in the current development environment with emphasis on proven technologies. http://www.xldent.com/about-us

About Valsoft Corporation:

Valsoft Corporation acquires and develops vertical market software companies, helping each business to deliver the best mission-critical solutions for customers in their respective industry or niche.

A key tenet of Valsoft’s philosophy is to invest in well-established businesses and foster an entrepreneurial environment that molds a company into a leader in its respective industry. Unlike Private Equity and VC firms, Valsoft does not have a pre-defined investment horizon and looks to buy, hold, and create value through long-term partnerships with existing management.

Valsoft Corporation was represented internally by David Felicissimo, General Counsel and Pamela Romero, Paralegal. BCMS Capital Advisors LLC acted as the exclusive financial advisor to XLDent on this transaction. XLDent was represented by Amy Moss of Chamberlain Hrdlicka.

For more information about the companies, please visit http://www.xldent.com and https://www.valsoftcorp.com/

Media relations:
Leeja Murphy, Agence Pink
leeja@agencepink.com 514-213-0045

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Tis The Season

Posted December 27, 2016 by Dawn

In case you missed it, we’ve been sharing some love and holiday cheer with you all month long! Here’s a recap of 25 tips and ideas to help your dental office make the most of the holiday season.

#1     Need help decorating your office for the holiday season? This article will help you make the season bright! http://ow.ly/F1lc3063sO6

#2     Establishing a loss prevention plan will help you have a stress free holiday season. Learn how you can take the stress out of database management. http://ow.ly/9dbY3063O47

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#3     Holiday parties lost their luster? Consider showing appreciation to your team by spicing things up.

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#4     Keeping your hygiene schedule full is critical…make it easier! http://bit.ly/2hbdhp8

#5     Give your patients a little something extra…http://bit.ly/2he014I

#6     Tis the season for better team communication

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#7     Bring your team together in new ways this holiday season. http://bit.ly/2h3eqvM

#8     Manage Online Reviews in one place. http://bit.ly/2hWDCbG

#9     Just for fun….Jingle Barks: Dogs Barking Jingle Bells

Watch it here http://ow.ly/asav306ozns

#10     A letter to Santa. http://bit.ly/2h3fC2e

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#11     “My Two Front Teeth” was written in 1944 by Donald Gardner. He asked his second grade class what they wanted for Christmas and noticed that nearly all of his students had at least one front tooth missing as they answered with a lisp. He wrote the song in 30 minutes.

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#13     Wondering what other dental offices do for the holidays? Read this http://ow.ly/eea2306J37J

#14     Did you know XLNotify can help streamline your inter-office communication? For teams of 2 or more… http://ow.ly/8kdR306tfqd

#15     Tis the season to try something new on social media. Run a contest or share your favorite recipe to get patients engaged with your practice!

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#16     Happy National Ugly Sweater Day! Check out this ugly sweater for the dental pro in your life… http://bit.ly/2hWAHzY

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#18     Merry Christmas from The Holderness Family. Check out their annual video http://bit.ly/2hIP6z2

#19     Need a gift for the dentist in your life? Get it here http://ow.ly/GIIb306J3EF

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#20     Reactivating dormant patients is an easy way to boost production. Tis the season to rekindle relationships. http://bit.ly/2ic7UYx

#21     Has the elf on the shelf been visiting your office? http://bit.ly/2hsMp1C

#22     The holidays are busy for everyone. ePrescribing will save time for you AND your patients. Learn more http://ow.ly/rPbf306JdkC

#23     Feeling generous? Here are some gift ideas that your patients will actually use http://ow.ly/TyNh306JdBM

#24     Watch: 15 Funny Christmas Animal Clips http://ow.ly/GFPM306JdNw

#25     Merry Christmas from XLDent!

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Mission to Serve

Posted November 15, 2016 by Danielle H

Dr. Ross Sanford brings dental care to Guatemala

Tell us about your background before going to Guatemala.

I am a general Dentist, graduating from the University of Louisville in 1980 with a DMD degree. I moved immediately to Las Vegas after passing the board before school was officially “out”. I associated with a dentist for 3 ½ years before opening my own practice in December 1984. I have practiced solo for my whole career. For the first 27 years I was in a space sharing arrangement with another dentist that I met while taking the Nevada Board exam. We built our first office in 1984 and quickly outgrew that facility. In 1994 we moved into our “Taj Mahal” in Las Vegas where we continued in the same arrangement for another 12 years. I sold my practice in Las Vegas in 2006 and moved to Alaska for one year of “R and R”. I obtained a license in Alaska and practiced as an associate there while playing in Alaska. We made a lot of money and spent all of it on playing in Alaska; fishing, hunting bear and moose, helping with the Iditarod Dog Sled Race and many other things. We moved back to Vegas in 2007 to find that the recent law change had destroyed the clinical practice of dentistry in Nevada, so we moved to Oregon. I established a new practice in December 2008; just about the worst time possible to start a new business, but with a lot of effort and care on my part it grew and we flourished. In 2015, I sold that practice to a younger man and my wife and I applied to serve as missionaries for the LDS Church. We were asked to be Dental Specialists assigned to the (only-one-of-its-kind in the world) Guatemala dental clinic.

What kind of work are you doing there?

2-dentist-mission-to-serveOur work here in Guatemala is focused on serving several populations: 500 orphaned boys and girls of the Tio Juan/Mi Casa organization, a municipal school serving about 800 “would be” street kids, La Esperanza which serves about 500 children, and current and future missionaries up to about 300 miles around Guatemala City.

We (there are two dentists here in our clinic) provide general dental services of the most basic nature; including cleaning, basic restorative dentistry, minor periodontal services, endodontic services and extraction of teeth. All services are provided at no cost to any patient. We, as doctors, are not paid at all. We pay our own way (airfare, living expenses, auto expense, food, etc.). We depend on donations for our sustenance of dental supplies in the clinic. Additionally, everything we are used to hiring for; cleaning, repairs and maintenance of dental equipment, and ordering supplies, is all done by us. The good thing is that we don’t have to worry about money!! We don’t charge anything for our services and therefore don’t have to worry about collections. It is amazing how fulfilling dentistry can be when money is removed from the equation!

Share with us what a typical day looks like.

We arrive about 8:30 and setup the clinic. That means getting out all the valuable stuff that we keep locked away at little-girl-mission-to-servenight (laptop computers, Nomad X-Ray machine, operating loupes, etc.), turning on the computers and getting the network up and running, and setting up our operatories. We have a short devotional every day before beginning. Patients arrive about 9 and we start to work. Lunch is from 11:30 to 1:00, then in the afternoon we do the same thing. When we are done, we take down the clinic and put everything away, lock up and go home. We work Monday to Thursday on this schedule. We take off Fridays like most U.S. dentists. Our treatments can be anything from a routine prophylaxis to horizontally impacted third molars. We do not use any sedation; only local anesthetics when required. One challenge is…Read the full story

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SCDI Meetings in Denver

Posted October 19, 2016 by Dawn

The second meeting of the ADA Standards Committee on Dental Informatics this year was held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Denver, Colorado. XLDent continues to participate in Working Group 11.1 Standard Architecture and Working Group 11.9 Core Reference Data. This year we were invited to participate as a voting member and happily accepted the invitation.

Our working group Chairman, Dr. Mark Diehl, unexpectedly passed away last April. Dr. Diehl’s most notable accomplishment is the work he had done to produce numerous standards and technical reports related to the architecture, data structure, and open implementation of the electronic health record. Most notable are the following:

  • ANSI/ADA Standard No. 1000,Standard Clinical Data Architecture (2001, revised 2010);
  • ANSI/ADA Standard No. 1027, Implementation Guide for Standard No. 1000 (2010);
  • ANSI/ADA Standard No. 1039, Clinical Conceptual Data Model (2006);
  • ANSI/ADA Standard No. 1067, Electronic Dental Record System Standard Functional Requirements (2013).

He was recognized as an expert in the science of clinical informatics and I was proud to have served with him on WG 11.1, 11.9; and, the recent progress we made on ADA Technical Report No. 1091 for Cloud Computing and Data Storage. Dr. Diehl will be missed and we will do our best to continue the work he started. During the Plenary session today, Dr. Amit Acharya was nominated as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Clinical Informatics and Dr. Terry O’Toole as Vice Chairman.

During our session, WG 11.9, which will define a core set of data to support the Implementation Guide for TR 1067, focused on narrowing the scope of the project because the group was not able to make much progress given the expanse of the undertaking. Dr. Mark Jurkovich proposed that we focus on the exchange of information based on current standards that already exist (i.e. X12 835, 837D, 270, etc.) and are successfully in practice to exchandawn-no-backgroundge objects of data, versus focusing on the monumental scope of interoperability. It was concluded that the working group will take a “bottom-up” approach in that we will start with a focus on establishing a standard core set of data that is typically exchanged during a referral between a general dentist and a specialist, for example. All of this will be done with the ultimate goal of achieving interoperability at some point in the future. Keeping this ultimate goal in our sights means that we will need to decide on the standard document or transport mechanism (i.e. HL7 CCDA format) so that we can begin populating it with this first core dataset.

With these meetings wrapping up, I’m on my way to meet up with Duane at the ADMC meeting….and tomorrow the ADA 2016 Exhibit Hall opens!

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