Dental Software

Dental Software Overview


Dental software provides the needed administrative and clinical operational support specific to dental practices. It is similar to other medical office management suites, offering elements such as patient management, electronic dental health records, and clinical management. Dental software can be cloud based or locally installed, but most vendors are moving towards cloud based solutions.

Dental software helps manage the day-to-day operations any dental office encounters. Scheduling, insurance confirmation, and patient management tools help front desk operations. Dental teams are assisted by electronic charting, dental health records, and patient notes. Reporting, accounting, claims management, and billing tools support back office functions.

The ubiquitousness of dental software has led to the growth of other dental software support modules. These fully integrate with, or may even be included with, the most popular practice management platforms, including:
  • Dental practice specific-scheduling and appointment reminder software

  • Marketing modules specific to dental practices

  • X-Rays, digital imaging, and 3D dental imaging software

  • Financial management and profitability coaching

Ensure the software you choose, along with any associated modules, are HIPAA compliant.

Dental Products

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Solutionreach

Solutionreach is patient relationship management and appointment system dentists office, with reputation management, marketing features, and a patient portal. Solutionreach is headquartered in Lehi, Utah.

Dentrix

Dentrix is a practice management software for dentistries that supports both the clinical and business sides of a practice. Dentrix helps build a practice with integrated eServices — dental software that adds new capabilities to your system — and "Dentrix Connected" products from…

Cloud 9 Software

Anytime, anywhere access to patient data is critical in this day and age. Cloud 9 Software is a browser-based practice management system for orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, group practices, and DSOs which provides 24/7 live access to treatment planning, images, and patient data…

EagleSoft

EagleSoft is a dental practice management software from the established Patterson Dental, featuring front desk administrative features (e.g. scheduling), billing, document management, and imaging, among other features.

Open Dental Software

Open Dental Software in Portland offers digital charting and eprescribing, and document management, for dentists.

Lighthouse 360

Lighthouse 360 is a dental practice management software acquired by Yodle, then by Web.com in 2016, and then again by Henry Schein in March 2019.

Curve Hero

Curve Dental, headquartered in Orem, Utah, offers Curve Hero, practice management software for dentists featuring a wide range of features like scheduling, patient communication, billing and payment process, electronic dental record management, and more.

CS PracticeWorks Software

Carestream Dental offers CS PracticeWorks Software, a scheduling and payment management platform for dentist offices.

NexHealth

NexHealth is a patient engagement platform for dental and medical practices connecting patients, doctors, and developers to accelerate healthcare innovation. The platform fully integrates with EHR systems to provide convenience and simplicity for a patient's booking journey.

TriZetto Core Administration (Facets, QNXT and QicLink)

The TriZetto Core Administration platform aims to provide the flexibility, automation and configurability needed to boost payer efficiency and launch new business models. Cognizant’s line of TriZetto Healthcare Products provides enterprise-wide core administration solutions. Editions…

VixWin Platinum

VixWin Platinum is an imaging management tool from Gendex to support dentists and oral surgeons.

YAPI

YAPI in Los Angeles offers a front desk automation tool for dentists' offices, featuring document management for a paperless office, patient communication tools, and data retrieval tools integrated with call systems.

CS WinOMS

Carestream Dental offers CS WinOMS as an end-to-end practice management system for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons' (OMS) offices.

CareCru

CareCru in Vancouver offers practice revenue and growth management software specifically to dentists, featuring business intelligence and analytics to help make a practice more profitable.

Legwork PRM

Legwork PRM contains marketing and patient engagement features (e.g. reviews and reputation management) specifically for dentists, now from Planet DDS since the August 2022 acquisition.

Bridge-IT

Bridge-IT provides front desk automation (document management, appointment and wait time alerts, etc.) from Software4Dentists in the UK.

axiUm Dental

axiUm is a practice management system with editions for either large multi-site dental practices or dental service organizations, dental schools, or smaller practices. It is supported by the Exan Group, a division of Henry Schein.

Practice-Web

Practice-Web offers what they describe as a low-cost Windows-based practice and document management software for dentists.

Datacon Dental System

Datacon Dental System offers a practice management system with front desk administrative support and payroll.

Maxident

Maxident is a patient management system which can be accessed and operated remotely and features imaging and charting modules, from Canadian company Maxim Software Systems.

XLDent

XLDent offers their extensible practice management system for dentists, as well as their other modules (e.g. imaging) to support dentists and orthodontists.

DentalWriter

DentalWriter is a medical billing and report writing software designed for dental practices, from Nierman Practice Management headquartered in Florida.

Denticon

Denticon is practice management software for dentists from Planet DDS, headquartered in Irvine. Denticon has different tiers of service appropriate for different kinds of dental practices (e.g. solo practitioners, multi-doctor practices, etc.).

Dentimax Online

Dentimax in Mesa, Arizona offers Dentimax Online, a cloud-based practice management software for dentists that also includes modules for imaging and electronic dental records that integrate with the PMS.

ImageXL

ImageXL is a dental imaging software from XLDent headquartered in Minnesota. The company specializes in dental software and offers many other modules as well.

Learn More About Dental Software

What is Dental Software?


Dental software provides the needed administrative and clinical operational support specific to dental practices. It is similar to other medical office management suites, offering elements such as patient management, electronic dental health records, and clinical management. Dental software can be cloud based or locally installed, but most vendors are moving towards cloud based solutions.

Dental software helps manage the day-to-day operations any dental office encounters. Scheduling, insurance confirmation, and patient management tools help front desk operations. Dental teams are assisted by electronic charting, dental health records, and patient notes. Reporting, accounting, claims management, and billing tools support back office functions.

The ubiquitousness of dental software has led to the growth of other dental software support modules. These fully integrate with, or may even be included with, the most popular practice management platforms, including:
  • Dental practice specific-scheduling and appointment reminder software

  • Marketing modules specific to dental practices

  • X-Rays, digital imaging, and 3D dental imaging software

  • Financial management and profitability coaching

Ensure the software you choose, along with any associated modules, are HIPAA compliant.


Dental Software Features and Capabilities


Most dental practice management platforms include these features:

  • Appointment scheduling

  • Patient charting, including perio charting and digital imaging

  • Patient notes and treatment plans

  • Electronic prescriptions

  • Insurance management

  • Claims management

  • Billings and collections management

  • Online payment processing capabilities

  • Analytics and reporting

  • Document scanning and storage

  • Data backup

Some vendors may offer some nice to have features, such as:

  • Patient relationship or communications manager

  • Online patient portal

  • Appointment reminders

  • Patient feedback and reviews

  • Multi-location support

  • Accounting software

  • Training and support


Pricing Information


On-premise software usually follows a license/maintenance pricing model. Most cloud-based dental practice management software is billed on a month to month subscription basis, starting at around $200 per month for solo practitioners. Large dental practices can expect to pay based on the number of providers and locations. This can easily run in the thousands per month. Training and support may incur an additional fee.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are dental software support modules?

Dental software support modules integrate with, or may be included with, practice management platforms. These modules include scheduling and appointment reminder software, marketing modules specific to dental practices, and 3D digital imaging software.

What are the benefits of using dental software?

This software provides administrative and clinical operational support to dental practices. It offers a range of useful features that include scheduling, charting, and managing patient notes.

How much does dental software cost?

Most cloud-based dental software is billed on a month to month subscription basis, starting at around $200 per month for solo practitioners. Large dental practices can expect to pay based on the number of providers and locations.

What is the best dental software?

Dentrix is a dental software that received positive reviews for customer support and ease of use. Cloud 9 Software is another product that is frequently used by small orthodontic practices.