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Top 5 Dental Software Programs For Your Practice

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Top 5 Dental Software Programs For Your Practice

When it comes to running your dental practice, the days of hard copy files and patient records in filing cabinets are long gone. But with the ease and adaptability that digital software allows you, there’s also a trade-off of complexities and steep learning curves. Thankfully, software developers have kept this in mind, and with the abundance of dental software available, there exist some great software applications for your clinic. These are the five best dental software programs for your practice.

Dentrix

Dentrix has called its software the most popular practice management system in North America. You simply don’t get the numbers that Dentrix does without doing something right. While the company’s wide range of products touch on solutions for every aspect of your dental business, from patients to finances, its main product, Dentrix Practice Management Software, is what clinics opt in for. The newest version of Dentrix has a huge feature list, including such benefits as splitting payments among family members, as well as custom patient lists for those you need to follow up with.

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CS SoftDent

Although it doesn’t pull the numbers that Dentrix does, Carestream Dental is still a major player in the dental technology game. By providing imaging technology and corresponding software, it would be easy to run almost your entire clinic on Carestream products. The centerpiece of Carestream’s digital products is CS SoftDent, a practice management software application. CS SoftDent handles the administrative tasks of a clinic, such as statements, claims, and payments. One notable feature is ePrescriptions, which automatically submits prescriptions to your patient’s pharmacy. It should be noted that CS SoftDent also has a cloud-based software version, which you should look into if you prefer not back up your information locally.

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DentiMax

On paper, DentiMax’s management software is very similar to other options: it keeps track of accounting, patient data, and everything else you’d expect in a professional system. But what DentiMax seems to do a bit better than all the other applications is integration with patient X-rays. Compatible with DentiMax’s sensor equipment, which the company bills as the thinnest CMOS sensors on the market, the software is ideal for dentists who want a clear picture of their patients’ dental health.

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Curve Dental

Curve Dental’s cloud-based practice management software does everything you want your software to do, and the fact that you can run it on a web browser, regardless of whether you’re using a PC or a Mac, is a plus that you won’t find with every other application. What make Curve Dental a little more interesting is the way you pay for it. Rather than paying up front like you would traditional software, Curve Dental operates on a subscription model. Call it the Netflix of dental software. Whether that’s a positive or a negative depends on your clinic’s preferences, but if Curve Dental’s reviews are anything to go by, it’s a piece of software that can be trusted to make your practice run efficiently.

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Dovetail

Dovetail’s practice management software is efficient, but just as importantly, it looks great too. With a clean interface, data entry becomes quicker, easier, and less of a chore. And while Dovetail handles all the standards of filing and billing as the other dental software applications on the market, it does have one trick up its sleeve: mobile use. Dovetail heavily promotes its program’s usability on tablets and, with added cloud capabilities, you can track and update data away from the desk and on the go at any time.

There are many dental software applications to choose from, and although all of these products are great and do wonders for their customers, you can only choose one. Thankfully, software demos are common, so be sure to try as many demos as possible so you can get a good idea of whether a certain software package will work well with your practice.

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Last Updated on December 18, 2020

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Can Technology have Biases Like Humans?

Technology has taken a vantage leap in providing solutions for man. Before now, technology used to appear complex and would require a great deal of expertise to handle solutions available. Today, we have technology applicable in the simplest human activities as smart products with intelligent algorithms powering them as they make error-free judgments and provide intelligent and analytic solutions.

Does technology have all the answers?

This article from Credit Suisse, tells us that technology does not have all the answers because it has been found to exhibit “similar biases,” as humans. No one can discredit the impact of technology, but it is not totally free of human input and this is the reason we experience these biases in many areas we have technology holding foot.

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Creating technological solutions transparently

This article suggests that the process of creating technological solutions be made transparent and subject to contribution from many people who would end up as users of the product – male, female, young, old, learned, unlearned and all other preferences as we have them. It also underscores the importance of having women on product development teams. This approach is not sure to eliminate all forms of bias, but it is a good way to start in order to appraise the full benefits of technology.

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Technology as the connecting tool

Technology so far has been a major connecting tool amongst us humans. It is used and appreciated by all regardless of race, language and sex. In order to keep it less subjective to these arguments about human biases. I believe we should gather opinions on products and solutions before making them available to the public. This could be done by gathering input from intended target users and receiving feedback across the stages of production.

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“Recognizing the problem is a start…success will depend on inclusive technologies that meet this vast untapped market.” This cannot be more apt especially at a time when we look up to technology for solutions. We should not muzzle our progress with technology by battling algorithm bias. The first way to avoid this battle is by reading this article here.

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