Orbita, a Boston-based software firm, announced its partnership with Awrel, which recently unveiled a HIPAA-compliant mobile and web-based messaging application designed for the dental industry. The application utilizes Orbita’s software and can be used for communication among dental professionals, labs, patients, and other dental entities.

The cloud-based platform also allows for individual and group collaboration and secure storage of information, images, and documents.

Awrel founder and CEO Arnold Rosen says the application was created to address the fact that “thousands of today’s dental professionals are breaking HIPAA rules by texting patient data—and many don’t realize they are doing so.”