Dental practice information screen with advertising and calling in people

In the modern dental practice, ensuring a smooth, engaging, and informative experience for patients not only boosts satisfaction but also streamlines operations. Dental practice Doucet, a forward-thinking dental clinic in Belgium, recently undertook an innovative approach to enhance its patient communication and waiting room environment by integrating a television screen with PowerPoint, powered by PresentationPoint’s DataPoint plugin, for real-time data display. This case study explores the implementation process, the challenges faced, and the outcomes of this digital transformation.


Dental practice Doucet, located near Diest (Belgium), has always prided itself on leveraging technology to improve patient care and operational efficiency. However, the traditional way of calling patients from the waiting room – manually announcing names or walking into the area – was becoming increasingly impractical due to the clinic’s growing clientele.


The dental practice sought a solution that could:

  • Minimize disruptions in the waiting room.
  • Keep patients informed and engaged while waiting.
  • Digitally call patients into the consultation rooms to maintain privacy and efficiency.
  • Showcase educational content, dental hygiene tips, and practice information.


The practice decided to install a large television screen (portrait mode) in the waiting area, connected to a computer running PowerPoint presentations dynamically linked to the clinic’s management system via PresentationPoint’s DataPoint Tool. This innovative setup allowed for several key capabilities:

Real-Time Patient Call System

Using DataPoint, the clinic could display the name of the next patient to be seen on the screen. Patient information was pulled securely from the clinic’s database in real-time, ensuring privacy and confidentiality were maintained while making the process of calling patients more efficient.

Informative and Engaging Content

Between patient calls, the screen displayed a rotating selection of educational content about dental health, including tips for better oral hygiene, information on common dental procedures, and the latest clinic news and promotions. This helped in keeping patients engaged and informed as they waited for their appointment.

Implementation Process

  1. Technical Setup: A high-definition television screen was installed in the waiting room, connected to a dedicated computer.
  2. Software Integration: DataPoint was installed and configured to integrate with the clinic’s patient management system, allowing real-time data feeds into the PowerPoint presentations.
  3. Content Creation: The clinic’s staff developed a series of informative slides within PowerPoint, designed to cycle through educational content and real-time patient calls.
  4. Testing and Refinement: Before going live, the system was thoroughly tested to ensure data privacy, accuracy in displaying names, and seamless transition between content types.

Challenges and Solutions

  • Data Privacy: Ensuring patient data privacy was paramount. The clinic addressed this by configuring DataPoint to only display first names and initial of the last name, minimizing identifiable information exposure.
  • Content Freshness: To avoid content stagnation, they established a routine for regularly updating the slides with new information and tips.


  • Enhanced Patient Experience: Patients reported feeling more engaged and informed during their wait, appreciating the privacy of being called discretely.
  • Operational Efficiency: The automated system freed up administrative staff, who previously had to manually call each patient, allowing them to focus on other tasks.
  • Educational Impact: The practice noted an increase in patients asking about dental hygiene products and procedures featured on the screen, indicating a deeper engagement with the content.


Dental practice Doucet’s innovative use of a television screen combined with real-time data presentation has significantly improved the patient experience and operational efficiency. This case study exemplifies how technology, when thoughtfully integrated, can transform patient interactions and enhance the overall atmosphere of healthcare facilities. The practice continues to explore new ways to leverage their digital waiting room system, ultimately aiming to make every visit informative, efficient, and as comfortable as possible for their patients.

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