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2019's Top Dental Software Applications.

Considering purchasing or switching dental software applications in 2019?  SymTec has put together a quick review of the top dental software applications for 2019.

Other than taking care of your patients, you need to run a well-managed practice. This means ensuring that your appointments, charting, billing and records management are always accurate and current. Plus, you must process insurance claims, update account aging, move procedures and clinical notes to history, and reset insurance benefits.

In the past, scheduling these tasks was challenging and cumbersome. But now, dental IT practice management programs make it much easier to do all of this right from your computer. This saves time and frustration and keeps everything up to date.

The three dental software programs that we find most dentists like are Dentrix, Open Dental and EagleSoft. We highlight their features here.

1. Dentrix Practice Management Software

Dentrix leads the market because it provides for both the business and clinical side of your practice. It will help you build your dental business with integrated services that add new capabilities and products from top dental technology companies.

Users find that it’s straightforward to use, that charting for treatment planning is efficient, and scheduling is clear and customizable.

Dentrix includes the following features:

  • Appointment Management
  • Appointment Reminders
  • Claims Management
  • Clinical Charting
  • Patient Account Management
  • Patient Billing
  • Patient Records Management
  • Treatment Planning

With Dentrix you can run all the departments and system operations for your entire office. It provides most every function required to operate a dental practice. If you need a very reliable and stable system to run your practice, you should consider Dentrix software.

Dentists typically give Dentrix between a 4- and 5-star rating.

2. Open Dental

Open Dental was designed by a dentist with the goal of keeping practice management costs low and data control easy. It’s a complete practice management solution that includes on-premise electronic charting, billing, practice management and imaging applications.

Open Dental is compatible with Windows, Linux and Mac operating systems, and is suitable for both large and small practices. It’s user-friendly, includes a broad array of practical features, provides unmatched technical support and extensive training resources, and has a supportive online community of users. An experienced team of conversion specialists facilitates a smooth transition from nearly any other practice management solution.

Features include:

  • Appointment Management
  • Appointment Reminders
  • Claims Management
  • Clinical Charting
  • Imaging
  • Patient Account Management
  • Patient Billing
  • Patient Records Management
  • Treatment Planning

Open Dental is very customizable. You can send, add and modify preauthorization treatment forms and modify fees for individual procedures. With Open Dental you can create a paperless office. The treatment plan module collects all required treatments for an individual patient and organizes them in the order of priority.

There’s a patient portal to make payments, view appointments and treatment plans, download their summaries of care, and send and receive webmail to and from your office.

An appointment calendar can be viewed in daily or weekly modes. Appointments can be color-coded to distinguish between different providers in your practice.

Users typically give Open Dental between a 4- and 5-star rating.

3. EagleSoft

EagleSoft is an on-premise dental office practice management system. It provides specialized time-savings tools to assist dental practitioners with every patient visit. It is ONC-ATCB and Meaningful Use-Certified, and can easily be customized for the way your practice operates. It seamlessly integrates both practice management and clinical functionality. And its intuitive interface helps your staff manage your dental practice easily and efficiently.

EagleSoft is suited to practices of all sizes and comes with a clinical chart, patient scheduling and billing/accounting applications. It also includes periodontal templates. The treatment planning module lets you present your treatment plans to patients and collect consent forms with a paperless digital signature feature. It also provides financial information so your patients can make informed decisions about their treatments based on insurance coverage estimates.

Features include:

  • Clinical Charting
  • Patient Records Management
  • Treatment planning
  • Scheduling
  • Practice growth
  • Patient communication
  • Accounting
  • Digital imaging

Eaglesoft comes with SmartDoc, a document management system that lets you manage and store documents that have been imported from your paper charting system.

Users typically give EagleSoft 4-star ratings.

The list of positives and raving reviews for Dentrix, Open Dental and EagleSoft Dental Practice Management Software go on and on. We will be providing future articles that go more in-depth on each one. As a trusted IT consultant for dentists in, we can help you ask the right questions and find the IT solutions that work best for your practice in Southern Utah or Idaho. Contact SymTec for more information.

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