Top 5 Dental Practice Management Software Systems

Top 5 Dental Practice Management Software Systems

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Staying up to date with dental technology can help your dental practice stay relevant

There are dozens of dental practice management software systems but not all of them are worth your money and you certainly do not need every feature on all dental software However, some of the features that you should look for include good customer support, HIPPA compliance and a free demo to be able to check out how it works before purchasing it. Most dental practice management software have features such as charting, billing, scheduling as well as electronic health records. Others also have digital imaging or can integrate with other dental imaging programs. Another important feature that you should pay attention to is whether the software is proprietary, installed on your own premise server or cloud based, accessed via internet.

Dr. R. Anthony Matheny, a local Florida dentist was kind enough to offer us some feedback on various solutions. “As a long-time Dentist in Port St. Lucie, Florida, I’ve seen Dental Practice Software Management Systems emerge as a necessity over the past 10 or so years,” says Matheny. Being able to adapt to such technology can assist in prolonging your dental practice’s longevity by staying relevant. (Please note that the 5 dental systems listed here are not a reflection of his practice’s choices.)

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Here are the top five dental PM software.

  1. Curve Dental

Curve dental is fully cloud based with all the essential features you would want in a practice management software system from imaging and charting to reporting and scheduling. Users of the system praise its responsive customer service, intuitive interface and the ability to use the service on any operating browser or system.

Key features

  • Data backup
  • Clinical notes
  • Digital imaging
  • Scheduling
  • Reporting
  • Billing capabilities
  • Credit card processing
  • Mobile computing
  • Insurance management
  • Patient communication
  • Perio charting

 

  1. Dentrix by Henry Schein

Dentrix pride itself as being the most popular dental practice management software company in North America and being a trusted name in the dental PM technology. It was founded in 1985 and acquired by henry Schein in 1997. This PM software has the largest features hence one of the best software.

Key features

  • Calendar management
  • Claims management
  • Billing and collection
  • Appointment management
  • Clinical charting
  • Digital imaging
  • Patient communication

 

  1. Dentrix Ascend by Henry Schein

 

This is a newer dental practice management software that was introduced in 2013 by Dentrix. It is fully cloud based but it is more than just a web based software as it has a better interface and new workflow. You should know that it is a separate product and not compatible or similar to the traditional Dentrix.

 

Key features

  • Multi-location support
  • Insurance management
  • eClaims
  • Ledger
  • Patient profiles
  • Scheduling
  • Natural User Interface (NUI)
  • Kiosk
  • Dental charting
  • Drag and drop treatment planner
  • Pero charting
  • Document manager

 

  1. Total Dental

Total dental is an all in one PM and HER solution. Though Practice management software is not a big name, Total dental is a quality fully cloud based dental PM solution which provides all the essential practice management features and it is a very affordable option ideal for small practices.

Key features

  • Billing
  • eRX (ePrescribing)
  • Monitoring
  • Dental charting
  • Electronic dental health
  • Real time backups
  • Perio charting
  • Digital imaging
  • Clinical charting
  • Reminders
  • Calendar management
  • Accounting integration
  • Treatment planning
  • Appointment management
  • Claims management
  • Patient payment history
  • Account receivables

 

  1. Denticon by Planet DDS

Denticon is a cloud based dental practice management software with SaaS model. It is affordable and suitable for both single and multi-location practices. It has the following key features

  • Billing management
  • Time clock
  • Patient health records (HER-certified)
  • Document scanning
  • Charting
  • Patient communication
  • Dentiray image management