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DentiMax

DentiMax is one of the only solutions to offer a complete Digital Sensor, Imaging software, and Practice Management Software solution, which can be purchased individually or as a bundle. The software is available to be installed l...Read more about DentiMax

4.5 (105 reviews)

18 recommendations

Curve Dental

Curve Dental® makes everything easy so you can focus on what’s most important– improving the patient experience while retaining and attracting new patients. From scheduling, billing, texting, patient engagement, imaging, charting...Read more about Curve Dental

4.4 (275 reviews)

16 recommendations

iDentalSoft

iDentalSoft is a dental practice management solution that offers integrated charting, billing, treatment planning, scheduling and imaging features. The system allows practices to choose whether to host data and backups in the clou...Read more about iDentalSoft

4.6 (59 reviews)

15 recommendations

Denticon

Denticon Practice Management software allows over 45,000 users to break free from the constraints of desktop software with a comprehensive cloud-based solution that includes all the tools needed to standardize, centralize, and gro...Read more about Denticon

4.6 (106 reviews)

14 recommendations

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Novadontics

Novadontics offers superior clinical, and front-office tools with mobile access from any web-enabled device that allow clinicians and staff to run their practices smoothly and efficiently, while keeping focus on their patients. Th...Read more about Novadontics

5.0 (10 reviews)

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ABELDent

ABELDent is a clinic and practice management solution designed for dental practices of all sizes and specialties. It is available in three versions such as ABELDent CS, ABELDent LS+ and ABELDent LS. ABELDent Cloud Server (CS) appl...Read more about ABELDent

4.7 (104 reviews)

7 recommendations

Maxident

MaxiDent is an integrated suite of dental products that enables providers to manage all aspects of their practice, from check-in to appointment reminders and digital record transfer. Key features include clinical charting, billing...Read more about Maxident

4.2 (25 reviews)

4 recommendations

Akitu One

Akitu One is a modern cloud based Dental Practice Management Software with advanced features like Online Forms, Online Booking, Instant Chat, Integrated Recall Features, Two-Way SMS, Email and SMS Reminders, built-in intelligence ...Read more about Akitu One

4.9 (25 reviews)

4 recommendations

NexHealth

NexHealth is an EHR-integrated patient booking platform that enables practices to digitize the patient experience with real-time scheduling, patient communications, and more. NexHealth utilizes real-time scheduling that can be emb...Read more about NexHealth

4.9 (26 reviews)

3 recommendations

Pearly

Pearly helps practices and DSOs get paid faster while enhancing the patient experience. It helps users manage various operations via personalized automatic billing outreach, intuitive interfaces, digital statements, modern members...Read more about Pearly

5.0 (5 reviews)

2 recommendations

SOTA Cloud

SOTA Cloud is a cloud-based dental imaging software designed to empower every dental operator and work toward optimal results. SOTA Cloud with A.I capabilities quickly analyzes images, helps capture new cases, allows dentists to...Read more about SOTA Cloud

4.5 (62 reviews)

1 recommendations

Apteryx XVWeb

Apteryx Imaging is a cloud-based 2D/3D dental imaging solution that allows you to store, view, and optimize clinical images for web-based treatment planning that is accessible in real-time anytime, anywhere. Unlike other solutio...Read more about Apteryx XVWeb

4.2 (5 reviews)

1 recommendations

Acuity Scheduling

Squarespace Scheduling is a cloud-based appointment scheduling software solution that enables business owners to manage their appointments online. The product caters to the needs of small and midsize businesses as well as individu...Read more about Acuity Scheduling

Weave

Weave is the all-in-one customer communication and engagement platform for small- and medium-sized businesses. From the first phone call to the final invoice and every touchpoint in between, Weave connects the entire customer jour...Read more about Weave

Thryv

Thryv is an all-in-one business management solution designed to help small businesses with essential business functions. With Thryv, business owners can expand their online presence, improve any customer relationship, and streamli...Read more about Thryv

Dentrix

Dentrix is a practice management solution designed to help dental clinics manage appointment scheduling, payment processing, patient records and more. With Dentrix document center, practitioners can create, store and archive docum...Read more about Dentrix

Doctible

Doctible is a patient communication platform that enables healthcare providers to efficiently grow their practice and communicate with patients via text, website messenger, and other methods. It is suitable for medical, dental, op...Read more about Doctible

vcita

vcita is a cloud-based, all-in-one business management solution designed especially for service-based micro and small businesses. Entrepreneurs and small business owners from different industries use vcita to manage their time, mo...Read more about vcita

TimeTap

TimeTap has a level of flexibility and security you don’t often expect in an online appointment scheduling tool. TimeTap is packed with features, including API integration, that can scale to meet your most complex appointment sch...Read more about TimeTap

Solutionreach

For 23 years, Solutionreach has been helping vision, dental, and medical organizations of all sizes implement technology that supports practice-wide efficiency and revenue growth with flexible patient communications and office ope...Read more about Solutionreach

Buyers Guide

Last Updated: November 07, 2023

Dental offices deal with a high volume of patient information—both clinical and administrative. The dentists and office managers we talk to most often are looking for ways to improve access to that information, and for better efficiency in documenting and managing it.

Watch the video below to see dental software functions and benefits in action.

As you just saw, dental software is designed to streamline the workflows of dental practices to help improve not only efficiency, but also patient care. Common applications and modules of dental software include:

  • Electronic Health Records (EHR)

  • Digital sensor/imaging

  • Billing

  • Electronic claims

  • Coding

  • Reporting

  • Recall system/reminders

  • Staff scheduling

We've created this guide to help prospective dental software buyers better understand the benefits dental solutions can offer. Here's what we'll cover:

What Is Dental Practice Management Software?

Common Features of Dental Practice Management Software

How Is Dental Software Priced?

ARRA Meaningful Use for Dentists

Popular Dental Software Comparisons

What Is Dental Practice Management Software?

Dentists have a unique challenge in the medical community. Most appointments are scheduled several months ahead of time and require coordinating patient schedules and information with two different types of practitioners: dentist and hygienist.

Often, routine visits turn into more in-depth procedures, and the ability to manage these changes and the associated information can have a big impact on the time spent caring for your patient, and the quality of care you provide. These challenges make it that much more important to use dental software that manages patient data, images and practice information.

Although the terms dental electronic medical records (EMR), dental electronic health records (EHR) and electronic dental records (EDR) can have different meanings, the terms are often used interchangeably. While there may be nuanced differences, generally all three terms refer to software that manages the charting and management of a patient's clinical information.

As a rule, effective dental office software will have: templates specifically designed for dental practices; tooth and gum graphics; and an ability to import and organize X-rays. They’ll also have features to deal with patient scheduling, billing and coding support, patient education modules, and often a Web portal for patients, all of which maximize the efficiency of the front and back office staff.

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Dental Imaging in EagleSoft

Common Features of Dental Practice Management Software

As you search for dental practice management software, consider the following key features and functionality:

Graphical tooth charting

Dentist software should have a simple graphical depiction of each tooth and gum that makes it easy to identify caries, fillings, veneers, crowns, missing teeth, gum problems and any other relevant issue. Any changes made to text-based templates should be reflected in the graphical tooth chart, and vice versa.

Dentistry-specific templates

Text-based templates should be present for all common procedures, and the EDR should let you add a template quickly in the event that an emergency procedure is required. Commonly used templates might include routine exams, fillings, root canals, crowns, tooth extraction or any number of customizable templates.

Dental imaging

The idea here is to import X-rays and other digital images, immediately connecting them to the patient, and present them in a way that makes sense to the dentist (i.e., the same order as the graphical tooth chart). Often dental imaging software programs also offer advanced features like measuring a tooth or identifying a particular region of interest, too. Although standalone imaging software does exist, combining it with the EDR software facilitates integration, which is why most vendors offer both capabilities as a combined unit.

Scheduling

Look for something that simplifies scheduling by coordinating dentist, hygienist and patient schedules and that doesn’t require back office staff to fast forward through six calendar months every time they need to book a patient out.

Dental billing and insurance

Dental billing software helps the practice in maximizing revenues through effective coding support, which simplifies billing as much as possible. As part of a dental EMR, it will likely include only those codes needed or used by dentists and can help group procedures that commonly occur together.

Patient portal

Allows patients to fill out their dental history, change their contact information or even receive or send bills, X-rays and other documents from the comfort of their home, saving practice time and improving office efficiency.

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Charts in Curve Dental

How Is Dental Software Priced?

Although exceptions exist, you'll typically find dental software priced in one of two ways: a subscription fee paid every month or year, or a perpetual license fee paid once, up front.

Pricing model tends to correspond with how the software is deployed: on-premise or in the cloud. On-premise deployment means the software is installed on your own local servers. Cloud-based deployment, on the other hand, means the software is hosted online, or "in the cloud." You use an Internet connection to access the software via web browser.

Traditionally, on-premise deployments are priced using the perpetual license model. However, today you'll find more and more on-premise products offering subscription pricing models. Cloud-based software is generally priced using a subscription model, wherein users pay a monthly or annual fee per user.

Perpetual licence pricing comes with a steeper price tag up front, but low recurring monthly or annual costs (e.g., for maintenance or support). Subscription pricing, on the other hand, has a lower up-front investment, but relatively higher recurring costs, since you're paying the subscription fees each month or year.

The costs of on-premise and subscription models tend to converge over time, so the pricing model you choose depends largely on whether you prefer one large fee up front, or smaller fees broken out over time.

ARRA Meaningful Use for Dentists

Many dentists looking for dental management software are wondering if they’re eligible for the financial incentives provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Although the Medicare incentives generally do not apply (since Medicare doesn’t cover most dental procedures), dentists whose patient volume is at least 30 percent Medicaid can receive the Medicaid incentive, provided they adopt a certified electronic health record (EHR) product.

Since there currently are no certification standards for EDRs, a dentist looking to meet these requirements would have to adopt a dental EHR, which could then interface with a dedicated EDR if that’s your preferred tool.

Although this may seem cumbersome, the best dental software programs have been designed to integrate with EHRs specifically to fulfill this need, and it could qualify you for almost $70,000 in incentives over six years.

Popular Dental Software Comparisons

Note: The applications selected in this article are examples to show a feature in context and are not intended as endorsements or recommendations. They have been obtained from sources believed to be reliable at the time of publication.