Most Popular Practice Management Software Systems
Dentrix (by Henry Schein) is the most recognizable name in the dental practice management software industry.
Eaglesoft is a popular locally-hosted practice management software system with a 20+ year track record of helping practices streamline their workflow.
Carestream offers a variety of products, including SoftDent and PracticeWorks, as well as powerful imaging systems, that are widely used across the industry.
Open Dental: Best Desktop Dental Practice Management Software
For roughly $100/month, Open Dental offers many of the time-saving and paperless features that users typically look for in dental practice management software: insurance claim validation, business-critical reports, powerful scheduling and charting capabilities, and much more. However, one feature that distinguishes Open Dental from other players in the industry is that it gives users full access to their practice's database, which enables users to create powerful custom reports and queries. Open Dental does minimal advertising, but has gained popularity throughout the dental community just from word of mouth.
Ideal for practices looking for a customizable solution at an affordable price.
Denticon by Planet DDS: Best Cloud-Based Option for Group Practices
Planet DDS is one of the industry’s pioneers in purely cloud-based dental practice management software. Whereas many traditional dental software companies only recently began to develop cloud-based offerings, Planet DDS has been developing its solution on the cloud for over a decade, making its flagship software, Denticon, one of the most mature, full-featured cloud-based practice management software solutions on the market.
Ideal for group practices seeking a unified PMS across multiple locations.
Curve Dental: Best Cloud-Based Option for Solo Practices
As one of the first companies to specialize in purely cloud-based dental practice management software, Curve Dental is one of the most modern solutions on the market. The software is purely web-based, so both Mac and PC users will be able to use it —- many locally hosted solutions are PC-oriented, so this is an especially nice perk for Mac users. Dentists with busy lives outside of the office will appreciate that the software can be accessed from anywhere with an Internet connection.
Ideal for practices that are looking for a modern, 100% cloud-based solution.
DentiMax: A Trusted Cloud & Desktop Dental Practice Management Software
DentiMax is a popular dental practice management software solution that includes a comprehensive set of features to help optimize your practice, and help you shift toward a paperless practice. The company has been around for over 12 years and as a result, has acquired a substantial, loyal customer base. DentiMax offers a cloud-based solution as well as an in-office, locally hosted option.
DentiMax is a reputable software vendor with a 12+ year track record in the dental software space.
axiUm: Most Popular Practice Management Software for Dental Universities
Though axiUm is designed to be used in academic settings, it has all of the basic functionality that you'd expect from a dental practice management system, including scheduling, EHR, dental charting, insurance coverage, and treatment planning. However, there are some unique features such as clinical evaluations, as well as integration with coursework, that make axiUm a better choice for dental universities compared to other commercial practice management systems.
axiUm is used by 80+% of dental universities in North America.
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