Curve Dental Software


 

Curve Dental is a robust, web-based practice management solution designed for small to mid-sized private dental practices. With Curve Dental, you can manage every facet of the business, from dental charting and clinical notes to patient education, treatment planning, imaging, billing, scheduling, reporting, and much more. 

This comprehensive dental office practice management solution is completely accessible from the web, so you can access patient data and other critical information at anytime, from anywhere with an Internet connection. This information is fully secure, and Curve Dental manages all backup and security, so practices don't have to worry about upgrades or server maintenance. This also makes Curve Dental an affordable option for small and growing practices looking to avoid a large upfront investment. 

The software's clean, simple interface is easy to navigate, with no confusing toolbars or complicated menus. For the doctor, the charting is flexible and intuitive, and the integrated Digital Imaging tool is both quick and accurate. You can quickly view key business metrics and access the built in patient education module to provide additional materials to your patients during their visit. 

Office managers like the software because it streamlines the practice workflow, eliminating potential technology hiccups while also providing an online library of training materials to bring new staff quickly up to speed. Curve Dental is also fully HIPAA compliant. Hygienists and Dental Assistants will like the user-friendly perio charting and dental charting, simple recall, and cutting-edge patient reminders. 

We recommend Curve Dental to any growing dental practice seeking a complete solution to manage their business.

 

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Supported Operating System(s):
Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic)

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Sherri from Austin Temple
Specialty: General dentistry
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2017

February 2017

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After using previous software for YEARS and being a chartless office we moved to Curve only so we could have contact with our other practice. The training by phone was inadequate and rushed. A trainer needs to come on site and train employees. The videos were not current to the system we purchased and I consider that unacceptable. Our conversion options could have been better explained to us because now we are doing another conversion to delete info. Finding anything with ease is impossible since you can't have multiple screens open without opening another whole session. We used to run recall cards and it does not have that feature. We have also had trouble with linking it to our confirming system we are in contract with. Seems like Curve would have matched closely to our previous software.

Pros

Can access from anywhere
Can communicate with our other practice.

Cons

It is not user-friendly. Reports are difficult. Can't keep up with 2nd insurance when 1st pay. Manual claims can't mark the initial placement box or x-ray box. You have to mark with a pen. Cut and paste to an insurance claim for does not work. Unable to make changes to an invoice without voiding. Does not allocate partial payment checks. Takes a lot of manual time to operate. Scheduling a new patient is not simple like in with our previous software. There are so many things to improve.

Advice to Others

If you have never had an efficient system before this would be adequate.

 
 

Sylvia from Dr. Mark Smith
Specialty: General dentistry
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

December 2016

December 2016

Not a fan at all....

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My DR purchased the practice including patients from someone using Curve so we had no choice but to stick with it starting out. It is the least user-friendly interface despite the pretty screens. Not very functional at all. I can't even tab to the next field most of the time so I find myself constantly using my mouse.
The images lay over the charting screen so there is no one to look at the chart & x-rays at the same time (duh...) and you can't even chart a core b/u without charting a root canal first!
Reports are non-existent, so I hope you remembered the ones you like to use or are creative enough to build a hundred of your own.
There are plenty of other cloud software companies out there who have done it so much better. My advice, shop around.

 
 

Dawn from Colorado Kids Pediatric Dentistry
Specialty: Pediatric dentistry
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

December 2016

December 2016

Curve Hero Cloud Based Software

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We are a pediatric dental practice that has multiple locations. We love being on a cloud-based software because it eliminates the use of remote sessions for our satellite offices. I also believe Curve to be the ONLY cloud-based software that currently has imaging in the cloud so that was a huge plus when considering software choices. That factor should also be considered when looking at the cost of most of the cloud-based software.
Curve Hero has a patient portal, online forms which automatically generate to the profile for patients and can accommodate multiple location scheduling. The reporting in curve needs a substantial amount of work and consideration by the developers and can be very difficult to use unless you have fairly detailed computer knowledge and lots of patience. They are actively working to improve the report module so believe this will be much better in early 2017. Curve Hero has a clinical module which is pretty awesome and also allows scanning into the software which is a great feature when going from a paper office to paperless.

Pros

Cloud-based software! As a manager of a very busy dental office, it is great to be able to get logged in from home without having to log into a remote session to the practice server.

Cons

Reports are extremely difficult to use/create. Sometimes the information that you are trying to review cannot be achieved without a substantial amount of time the first time the report is created.

Advice to Others

Make sure and use the online suggestion/issue feature that Curve offers. The developers take the suggestions seriously and it is not unusual for a developer to call you to get additional information on what your objective is. Curve also has a curve community and university with hundreds of training videos. It is very user-friendly and can often save loads of time and frustration if you remember it is available.

 
 

Christina from Homegrown
Specialty: Pediatric dentistry
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

December 2016

December 2016

Good General Software

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Great software for a general doc not the best for pedo. Poor odontogram.

Pros

Free sending claims.
Pretty user-friendly
Radiographs are built in
Nice to access anywhere that has the internet

Cons

Odontogram is difficult to read (sealant look like occlusal restorations)
Everything is in Canada more so year and month are backward
There are not any standard forms
Difficult to customize.

Advice to Others

If you are pedo I probably would not recommend this software. It's more geared to a general doc.

 
 

Darsh from BFS
Specialty: General dentistry
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

December 2016

December 2016

Prompt and relevant information

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Curve is truly a new users dream. It is easy to use and understand. I am an IT and UX professional by trade and this software really does make it easy to adapt.

Pros

Fast. Easy to learn. Amazing customer support.

Cons

Insurance and billing could be improved.

 
 

Christy from Good neighbor dental
Specialty: General dentistry
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

November 2016

November 2016

Best/Easiest Dental software out there!

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I have used a lot of different dental software. From softdent, Eaglesoft and dentrix just to name a few. And Curve Hero is hands down the easiest and best dental software on the market!! I would recommended it to anyone!

 
 

Sarah from Good Neighbor Dental
Specialty: General dentistry
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

November 2016

November 2016

Curve Dental

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I have been using Curve for almost 3 years now, I found that it was effortless to learn and Curve support walks you through every step. Curve customer service is above and beyond the competition's.

Pros

Curve has phenomenal customer service, straightforward to learn and easy to use. You can log in from anywhere which is great when you have a patient call with an emergency on a Saturday.

Cons

Curve is lacking in some features that one would think were standard in a dental software. Insurance refund is not an option, alerts other than medical aren't a feature and instant messenger would be great.

Advice to Others

I would definately compare features and ease of use before committing to a dental sofetware

 
 

Alisha from MAK Dental Group
Specialty: General dentistry

September 2016

September 2016

Lots of pros Lots of cons

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Likes Best

Ability to link a multi office practice. Ability to access the system at home (when it doesnt freeze)

Likes Least

Poor customer service (tech support). The reps immediately "blame" the road blocks on internet speed, computers etc...no one (at curve) seems interested in resolving the matter

Recommendations

Be sure to have a computer tech company to help at all times. You will need them when you call Curve Support. The reps at Curve seem to be reading from a manual and will blame it on every possible issue other than curve

 
 

Alan from Kildonan Place Dental Centre
Specialty: General dentistry

September 2016

September 2016

So far so good!

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Likes Best

Web based application, that I can access from home or my phone. Not dependent on server upgrades to my intranet, no more software updates.

Likes Least

Web glitches, the software tends to shut itself down or closes the browser unexpectedly.

Recommendations

You really need to spend time updating all your email address and ways to contact your patients. During the migration process, sometimes all the information is not adequately transferred and there is some data loss during the transfer. Keep this in mind as it can stymie your efforts during the transition.

  Response: Andy, Curve Dental

Date: September 2016

September 2016

 

Thanks, Dr. Grant, for your review! The "glitches" you're experiencing are not normal. We'll reach out to your team to see what's going on. Thank you for choosing Curve Dental to help you manage the killer practice.

 
 

Angela from Good Neighbor Dental
Specialty: General dentistry

September 2015

September 2015

Online access with Curve!

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Likes Best

You can have everything from scheduling and periodontal charting to radiographs and billing information all within the same software is really great!

Likes Least

I wish there was a way for Dexus to link directly into Curve when taking x-Rays instead of having to export them to the desktop and then upload into Curve.

Recommendations

Make sure you are trained very well on the software before rating it. Otherwise you might not have adequate information to operate the software correctly.

 
 

eric from Good Neighbor Dental
Specialty: Periodontics

September 2015

September 2015

easy to use, easy to access, obsolete when internet is down

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Likes Best

easy to access from mobile devices, different locations/computers. customizable but not as many features as softdent/dentrix/eaglesoft.

Likes Least

When the internet goes down you are unable to do most anything at the office. If X-rays are saved on another software/server, like dexis, you can view them on there. Otherwise, you need to reschedule a lot of patients/procedures. No ability to make routing slips. Privacy settings makes the schedule just about useless. Note "headings" are difficult to format.

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Great for satellite offices that you want to "keep an eye on" from another location. Not the best for a large, multi doctor, group practice. Easy to learn but not all the features you may want/need to keep organized.

 
 

Ashley from Good Neighbor Dental
Specialty: General dentistry

September 2015

September 2015

So easy to use!

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I love that this product is so easy to navigate. The sidekick makes it extremely easy and time saving to look for all the information needed when I'm with a patient, treatment planning, scheduling, and checking him/her out.

Likes Least

I do not particularly like the periodontal charting function. The furcation measurement function is not accurate. Typically measured 0-4 where are curve has it 0-3, so when charting furcaritions it can be confusing.

Recommendations

Watch the 'training' videos and contact customer support. Both of these tools have been extremely helpful in learning how to use this software for myself.

 
 

Mary from Good Neighbor Dental
Specialty: General dentistry

September 2015

September 2015

Gooe, but still a few kinks

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I like that it is very user friendly and if you have questions they answered fairly quickly.

Likes Least

The conversion process. There is a lot of baxk-tracking and per patient/insurance plan changes that need to be made.

Recommendations

Make sure your staff is computer literate. It makes I very hard to teach this to people that can't navigate the modules.

 
 

Katelyn from Good Neighbor Dental Oyster Point
Specialty: General dentistry

September 2015

September 2015

Curve Experience

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Likes Best

That I can access the schedule on my phone at any time. It is very convenient

Likes Least

The accounts are a little confusing for me. It takes a little while to get use to. If you make a mistake on an account, you cant just delete it from in the invoice and the patient sees the notes and mistakes on there copy of the receipt.

Recommendations

There are a lot of helpful online videos! If you end up buying the product and you want to wait on training, the videos can walk you through everything you need to begin Curve. I used the videos for a few weeks before we had training and was able to do a lot. The Curve employee are great at helping when you call for a question as well. They are great!

 
 

Bronwyn from Good Neighbor Dental-Great Neck office
Specialty: General dentistry

September 2015

September 2015

Very user friendly, but could use more features.

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This product is very user friendly. The vendor has been beyond helpful.

Likes Least

It would be nice to have a few more features. The worst part is that images and scanned documents could not be converted from our old software.

Recommendations

If you are converting from another software, be very aware of what they can convert and what they cannot. Some of the things that cannot convert make life harder.

 
 

Jordan from Good Neighbor Dental
Specialty: General dentistry

September 2015

September 2015

I am new to Curve, but so far I like it.

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What I like most about Curve is how organized patient information is.

Likes Least

What I like least about Curve is the imaging feature.

Recommendations

I recommend for others considering Curve to watch the informational videos.

 
 

Krystie from Good Neighbor Dental at Edinburgh
Specialty: General dentistry

September 2015

September 2015

Mostly user friendly, great customer support

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Likes Best

Easy cloud based access from mobile devices, great customer support online with quick responses to questions.

Likes Least

Curve has a lot of features, but not all the bells and whistles that some of the other big names have, especially in the billing and accounting side. It is not very easy to treatment plan and dates are often tricky to find.

Recommendations

Use the community online and ask plenty of questions. Spread out your training sessions and really play with it in the meantime so you can use the training sessions to the fullest.

 
 

Amy from Good Neighbor Dental
Specialty: General dentistry

September 2015

September 2015

Happy to be using Curve

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We have five offices, and all five had different software initially. It is great to have the same software in all offices, and I love that I can access all databases from any computer, especially at home. In my job as Operations Administrator, I constantly deploy staff to different offices. I also think the vendor has done a terrific job handling the conversion and explaining the process clearly. Great communication.

Likes Least

Nothing specific...yet! I imagine there will be a few things that are "easier" in other software programs, but, overall, I think this is the best choice for our corporation.

Recommendations

Practice, practice, practice. And ask a lot of questions; the vendor is great about responding to questions and concerns.

 
 

Sheryl from Good Neighbor Dental
Specialty: General dentistry

September 2015

September 2015

Exceptional Customer Service from A Dental Software Company

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Customer Service
Ability to customize
Intuitive
Ability to access information from anywhere (cloud based)
We have 5 different offices (each on it's own database). We like that we can streamline each individual database to mirror one another, thus allowing us to move staff members from location to location without having to learn the ins and outs of 5 different databases.

Likes Least

Because of it's ability to be customized in so many different ways, it can be frustrating to make a decision. Also the system has many hidden abilities which is sometimes time consuming to navigate.

I have had some complaints from our clinical staff about xray quality within the bridges created for xray software to integrate with Curve.

Recommendations

Discuss with customer service what you like and do not like about your current system and allow them to help you understand how those circumstances are handled in Curve. They are great!

 
 

Mark from The Montana Center for Laser Dentistry
Specialty: General dentistry

August 2015

August 2015

Overall, very good, and tech support has been excellent.

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I like having all my data in the cloud...and the people at Curve really DO want to help.

Likes Least

When, and it's very infrequent, the net goes down.

Recommendations

Cloud computing is the safest way to store your most important data...everyone should consider this.

 
 
 
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