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How Do You Decide Which Software Management Program Is Right For Your Dental Practice?

Dental Software Management Program


The Only 3 You Should Consider

With so many dental practice management programs on the market, how can you decide which one is right for you? As an IT Service Provider that works with dentists in Southern Utah, Idaho and across the Western United States, we believe there are only three dental practice management solutions to consider: Dentrix, Open Dental and EagleSoft. We compare their features below.


Dentrix: Dentrix was developed by Henry Schein Inc., a worldwide distributor of healthcare products and services. Dentrix leads the market because it can help you manage both the clinical and business side of your practice.

With Dentrix, your office staff can schedule tasks to run automatically on daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly intervals. This saves them time and frustration and keeps your accounts up to date. You can use Dentrix Pay to expedite the check-out process. It’s integrated into the main platform to save your staff and patients time and effort.

Dentrix also helps you gain insights into the financial performance of your dental practice, and measures the performance of your teams. You can also manage your practice from any location using your mobile phone or tablet. Users find that it’s straightforward to use, that charting for treatment planning is efficient, and scheduling is clear and customizable.

Open Dental: Open Dental was designed by a dentist with the goal of keeping administrative costs low and data easy to control. It’s a complete practice management solution that includes on-premise electronic charting, billing, practice management and imaging applications. It also includes web-based features that enhance access for providers and patients and improve the patient experience.

Open Dental is very customizable. You can send, add and modify preauthorization treatment forms and modify fees for individual procedures. You can also color code appointments to distinguish between different dental providers

Open Dental is suitable for both small and large dental practices. It allows for third-party plug-ins so you can integrate it with other systems. It even works with older equipment.

EagleSoft: Eaglesoft is a powerful practice management system designed for dental practices of all sizes. It’s an on-premise dental office practice management system. It provides specialized time-savings tools to assist dental practitioners with every patient visit.

EagleSoft 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.

The patient’s record module centralizes and shares data across the platform. You can see a patient’s history from any location that’s connected to the system. It also allows you to e-prescribe via the system, eliminating the need for paper prescriptions.


All three of these practice management programs have features that are widely used in dental offices around the country. Here’s a list of each for your comparison purposes.


  • Mobile Practice Management
  • Appointment Management
  • Appointment Reminders
  • Claims Management & Validation
  • Clinical Charting (3D)
  • Patient Account Management
  • Patient Billing
  • Patient Records Management
  • Claim Validation
  • Insurance Eligibility
  • Mobile Practice Management
  • Clinical Tools
  • Submit and Monitor Lab Cases
  • Sync Digital Images With Patient Records
  • Prescription Information
  • Medical Alerts
  • Treatment Planning
  • Daily Huddle Reports
  • Measure Financial Progress
  • Profitability Coaching
  • Available in English
  • Available in Windows, Linux, Android, iPhone/iPad, Mac, Web-Based
  • Integrates with 3Shape, JakariCare, 3M, Imagn, EasyRiter, Practice Safeguard, AutoCollect, Personable, RecordLinc,, Podium, Demandforce, DPP
  • Support via email, phone, live support and tickets

Open Dental

  • Mobile Web Application
  • Appointment Management with ASAP Scheduling
  • Appointment Reminders
  • New Patient Appointment Scheduling
  • Electronic Appointment Confirmation
  • Reminder Rules
  • Email & Integrated Texting
  • Claims Management
  • Clinical Charting w Graphical Tooth Chart
  • Imaging
  • Patient Account Management
  • Patient Billing
  • Online Patient Portal
  • Patient Records Management
  • Treatment Planning
  • Built-In, Graphic & Custom Reports
  • Electronic Prescriptions
  • Available in English, Turkish, Dutch, Polish & Swedish
  • Available in Windows, Linux, Mac, Web-Based
  • Integrates with business intelligence, cloud hosting marketing, imaging, credit-card processing, website building, dental systems and other 3rd-party software and services.
  • Support via email, phone, live support, training, tickets


  • Clinical Charting
  • Patient Records Management
  • Treatment Planning
  • Scheduling
  • Practice growth
  • Patient communication
  • Accounting
  • Digital imaging
  • Available in English
  • Available in Windows and Mac
  • Support via email, phone, live support and tickets
  • There is no information about integrations.

SymTec’s Dental IT Specialists can help you decide which practice management solution is best for your dental practice. Click here to speak with us.

In the meantime, check out our Learning Center. These are some examples of what you’ll find:

Open Dental Practice Management Software (Review/Ratings)

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