Practice management systems Web Reviews Major Systems



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Major Systems
Dentrix

(First version thru G4) (Schein) – Over 60,000 users (Largest).


  • System requirements: 800mhz+ FSB (consider replacing 800FSB if the rest of the stats are low), 1.5GB RAM, PD 2.6GHZ++, DX9 graphics, 128mb video RAM.




  • Cost - $10,000 plus Guru (option)




  • Included training 16 hours (includes one year of support)




  • Upgrade cost – 350 (included in support plan for free)




  • Support plan – $1200/yr. (expected to rise)




  • LAN Support costs?



Easy Dental (Schein)

User base not known. This is the watered down, low cost alternative to Dentrix.


  • System requirements:

    • Cost - $3500 Multi User

    • Support plan – $995

    • LAN Support cost?

Eaglesoft (Patterson)



  • User base estimated at 15,000 to 20,000




  • (Second largest)

  • System requirements: Basic graphics, recommended <4 year old PC with 1 GB Ram+

  • Costs – Basic app module is now free,

  • Clinic Chart, Imaging, X-Ray

  • Capture, etc.




  • Modules add up to about the same cost as Dentrix.




  • $1800 for Training

  • Support plan – $1200 additional years

  • LAN Support cost?

Practiceworks



  • (Kodak – licensing name / Carestream owns)

  • User base not known (estimated to be 3rd largest)

  • System requirements: Basic graphics, recommended <4 year old PC with 1 GB Ram+

  • Cost – Estimated $396 a month

  • LAN Support cost?

Softdent (Kodak / Carestream)



  • Cost – Estimated $396 a month

  • LAN Support cost?

  • Pretty big user base – They are not moving to Practiceworks but Dentrix is doing conversions

  • Carestream is owned by Onyx?

-Other Practice Management Programs-

*These are not big enough leaders to train on or advertise with because of specialty practice focus or small market share. Fringe market, small producer software and hardware are very common in dental.
Excel Dent (Burkhart) - User base is not known, sequel server based, new to market, not a big player yet (Treatment presentation only)



MacPractice - User base not known. Mac Practice bought Dental – RARE Usage 100 users nation wide.

  • Mac. Very piecemeal and expensive (Estimated. 15K), no chart


Mac Braces - User base as small as 90 offices! Target is orthodontists.
Dolphin - Top tier Ortho office software supporting Ceph and tomography.

-Other Practice Management Programs- (continued…)


Ortho Track - Top tier package for Orthodontists with OrthoImage add on package available. (Carestream owns this from the Kodak purchase. Same database technology and support as other Kodak products.
IMS – Orthodontic PM Software rumored to be bought out by Carestream as well
PBS Endo –Very basic software that runs Endodontist offices only.

Small support office very can be difficult people to deal with, but support is rarely needed.


CamsightKorean Integrator, Practice management, private label for the Suni system with their own software - $5 to $7 K for everything!


  • Low end




  • Not much support or market share.



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