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Starting up your own dental practice or buying a practice comes with a minefield of information.

As a dentist, you want to create a professional, smooth practice that provides excellent care for every one of your patients. One of the most important decisions you will make is surrounding your choice of dental software. You want your practice to thrive in a competitive world and create a calm environment for both your patients and employees. As a dentist, it is important to have a clear mind so that you can do what you do best. Choosing the right dental software when you buy a practice will help you to run it to the best of your abilities from the very beginning.

Consider some of the following leading dental software in the market at the moment. They are all tried and tested by real practices, so will be able to provide you with everything you need for a professional experience. These honest comparisons will not only help you to create your ideal practice, but it will also give you a good idea of what is available to dentists.


Software of Excellence

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As the number one global provider of dental software, Software of Excellence used cutting technology to evolve old and new dental practices. With 30 years of experience, this management software has the ability to turn a good dental practice into a thriving business. After being tested by dentists, practice managers, and front desk teams, you can be sure that this software gives you everything you need.

This software will allow you to boost business performance and make your life easier so that you can focus on patient care. Some of the best features of Software of Excellence include:

-Automating management tasks (including recalls)
-Marketing Manager
-Workflow Manager
-Utilisation Manager


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Automate the manual task of sending patient letters and free up more time for patient care



Here is a testimonial from one of their clients:

“For the first time ever, we have been able to increase our Google reviews! Previously, we had not had any reviews left over the past six months, even though we asked for reviews in the practice and even personally phoned to request them. Within two days of setting up automatic reviews with Online Reputation Manager, we had three 5-star Google reviews!!! How marvellous! And even better, we don’t have to do anything. We had it set up by Reputation Manager so that our patients will only receive a request once a year (we do not want to harass our lovely patients) and we also have the ability to manually switch it off in a patient’s file if they should wish not to receive email correspondence of that nature! I can’t tell you how thrilled I am.”


Carestream Dental

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Carestream Dental is all about transforming dentistry, simplifying technology and changing lives around the world with its innovative digital product line of systems, support and solutions. The imaging analysis software is certainly something to note with this piece of software.


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CS Imaging version 7 features an all-new patient browser that makes it easy for users to locate information

Carestream Dental technology captures two billion images annually and aides more precise diagnoses, improved workflows and superior patient care.

If you’re looking to specialise as an orthodontist is it worth noting CS OrthoTrac, which is the practice management software that is designed to help orthodontists build and maintain a productive practice.




Automated tools can be used to:

-Track Appointments
-Manage Billing Information
-Keep on Top of Patient Correspondence
-Access Clinical Information Quickly

If you’re looking to keep your chairs full, then the Flexible Appointment Scheduler will help you to find the optimal times for each appointment. This is truly an innovative feature of this particular software as it has the potential to reduce wasted time.

Another notable feature is the Patient Tracking options, where you will find their appointment history, future appointments, and recall cards quickly and efficiently.

Here is a review from one of their clients:

“Carestream Dental Imaging was extremely user friendly. Working in an extremely busy dental office, this software really make it easy to organize a high volume of imaging”



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If you’re looking for dental software that uses the cloud, then Dentally is going to be the ideal dental practice tools for you. Not only is this renowned for being easy to use, but it also allows you to work from anywhere due to its cloud-based features. Being able to work from an IPad or another remote device will streamline your practice and free up valuable time for you every day.


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Dentally reporting is fast, easy to understand and covers all aspects of your dental practice

Dentally will act as your diary, your marketing tools, and your secure backup all in one, which will help you to run your practice much more efficiently. Being cloud-based means you can work from home, on the train or a local coffee shop; you can rely on Dentally’s automatic updates so that you know you aren’t missing anything.



Some of the key features to note about Dentally include:

-Cloud-Based Operations
-Admin Assistance
-Customisable Emails and SMS Messages
-Easy Scheduling Tools

Here is a testimonial from one of their clients:

“We all love Dentally and feel it has been brilliant for business. We were initially interested due to the fact it was cloud-based, and this has enabled the remote management of the practice. Key considerations in our decision to join, were also the cost in relation to value provided, and its modern clean design.”


Systems for Dentists Ltd.

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With continual developments and new features, Systems for Dentists Ltd will give you the power to manage your dental practice more efficiently. This dental practice management software aims to focus on every team member in the department so that the systems maximise efficiency and communication between each team member, regardless of their job role.


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The Appointment Book has impressive features such as drag-and-drop functionality and colour-coded appointments based on reason

What’s impressive about Systems for Dentists Ltd. software is that all of their clients are actively encouraged to make feature requests and propose ideas they would like to see.




With regular updates you can be sure that the following features will always be in line with your needs as a dental practice owner:

-Appointment Book
-Treatment Planning
-Patient Images
-Clinical Notes
-Periodontal Charting

Here is a review from one of their clients:

“SFD really understand how a dental practice works. Changing dental software is always a worry. SFD worked hard to understand what we were looking for in our practice and showed us how we could achieve what we wanted. Moving data from our old system felt seamless – thanks guys for the hours you put in to make it work. SFD really understand how a dental practice works. The system is clear to work with and the support team always happy to help – however, obscure the question. Onsite training for a new installation was friendly and got us able to do the basics straight away. Great system – can be customised to what you need.”


All four of these systems will provide dentists with the power to run a smooth and professional practice. Consider what your individual needs may be before making your final decisions. Whether a cloud-based interface or a specialist feature in dental imaging is important to you, there will be an ideal dental software to suit your individual needs and interests.

If you’d like a personalised dental software analysis to see which software package is right for your dental practice then get in touch.

The Peloton provide a variety of services for Dentists across the UK, including help with;

  • Your accounts (including bookkeeping, payroll, personal tax)
  • Buying a dental practice
  • Selling a dental practice
  • Growing a dental practice
  • Specialist tax advice
  • Practice valuations and assessments
  • Business coaching for dentists

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