Dental Practice Management Software Market Size, Share 2027

Dental Practice Management Software Market Forecast to 2027 - COVID-19 Impact and Global Analysis By Delivery Mode (On-Premise Delivery Mode, Web-Based Delivery Mode and Cloud-Based Delivery Mode), Component (Patient Communication Software, Scheduling Software, Invoice/Billing Software, Insurance Management Software, and Other Components) and Geography

Publication Month : Jan 2021

  • Report Code : TIPRE00002890
  • Category : Healthcare IT
  • Status : Published
  • No. of Pages : 230
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[Research Report] The dental practice management software market is expected to reach US$ 4,030.80 million by 2027 from US$ 1,834.80 million in 2019. The market is estimated to grow with a CAGR of 10.9% from 2020 to 2027. 

Market Insights and Analyst View:

Market size for dental practice management software is expected to grow during the forecast period. This research report provides insights on the global dental practice management software market. Dental practice management software is considered to help dentists to tackle the unique challenges. These solutions are easy-to- handle cloud-based software that helps to make clinical and administrative routines run smoother and deliver powerful tools for managing dental clinic data. The dental practice management software provides templates which are designed for dental practices, the capability to import and organize tooth, X-rays, and gum graphics.

Growth Drivers and Challenges:

One of the sensitive measures for access to dental services and overall dental health is tooth loss. According to a survey by Public Health Systems, the incidence of both partial and complete tooth loss in adults and seniors has declined since the early 1970s. The majority of the patients across the world suffer with tooth loss due to factors such as periodontal diseases, tooth decay, injuries, accidents, and others. The rising prevalence and recurrent nature of dental caries and periodontal disease is increasing the demand for endodontic treatment procedures. As per the World Health Organization, the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017 reported that untreated dental caries in permanent teeth is the most common health condition among the population. It has also been reported that 2.3 billion adults suffer from dental caries of permanent teeth and over 530 million children suffer from dental caries of primary teeth (milk teeth) worldwide. According to the statistics from NHS Digital published in September 2018, the number of hospital admissions for tooth decay in children aged 5–9 years rose from 25,875 in 2015–2016 to 26,111 in 2017–2018. Over 45% of adults in the UK are affected by gum disease, which further leads to periodontal diseases. Even at its mild level, it is likely to affect the patient’s quality of life.

Oral health 2020 of the World Health Organization estimated that around 3.58 billion people across the world suffer from dental caries (tooth decay) in permanent teeth. The organization has also stated that periodontal disease, a prominent cause of tooth loss, was estimated to be the 11th most prevalent disease on a global scale. It is estimated that 2.4 billion people suffer from caries of permanent teeth and 486 million children suffer from caries of primary teeth across the world. The ACP has estimated that this number is expected to rise over the next two decades due to increasing incidence of cavity and tooth decay. Thus, a high prevalence of dental issues will boost the adoption of dental practice management software by dentists in the coming years.

Though the number of people undergoing dental procedures is increasing in various countries, only a part of the procedure is covered by insurance companies. The policies for dental implants coverage differ from one insurance company to another and have different rules in different nations. Thus, the lack of total coverage for dental procedures can hinder the market growth. For instance, in India, dental implants are reimbursed only in accidental cases after providing the proof such as X-ray and consultation prescription. Additionally, in case of non-traumatic cases, the dental implant procedures were cosmetic and marked under aesthetic procedures till 2017 in India. For non-accident cases, the standard medical insurance does not reimburse dental implants; however, comprehensive insurance plans in India are likely to refund 90% of the total amount charged for the implantation.

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Dental Practice Management Software Market: Strategic Insights

Market Size Value inUS$ 1,834.80 Million in 2019
Market Size Value byUS$ 4,030.80 Million by 2027
Growth rateCAGR of 10.9% from 2020-2027
Forecast Period2020-2027
Base Year2020
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Report Segmentation and Scope:

The “Global Dental Practice Management Software Market” is segmented based delivery mode, component, and geography. By delivery mode, market is segmented into web-based delivery mode, cloud-based delivery mode and on-premise delivery mode. In 2019, the web-based delivery mode segment held the largest share of the market, by delivery mode. However, the cloud-based delivery mode segment is also expected to witness growth in its demand at a fastest CAGR of 12.8% during 2020 to 2027.

The dental practice management software market, by component, is segmented into scheduling software, patient communication software, invoice/billing software, insurance management software, and other components. In 2019, the scheduling software segment held the largest share of the market, by component. However, the patient communication software segment is also expected to grow at the fastest rate of 11.8% during the coming years.

The dental practice management software market based on geography is segmented into North America (US, Canada, and Mexico), Europe (Germany, France, Italy, UK, Spain, and Rest of Europe), Asia Pacific (Australia, China, Japan, India, South Korea, and Rest of Asia Pacific), Middle East & Africa (South Africa, Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Rest of Middle East & Africa), and South & Central America (Brazil, Argentina, and Rest of South & Central America).

Segmental Analysis:

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By delivery mode, the cloud-based delivery mode segment is also expected to witness growth in demand at a fastest CAGR of 12.8% from 2020 to 2027. The cloud-based delivery mode is a safer and standardized information system which is used to manage data that has been obtained during a dental procedure is being conducted. The cloud-based system allows to connect the user to the computer via internet or web browser, which further enables access to the data at any time, anywhere on any device. The cloud-based delivery mode offers a standardized way to help commercial and academic institutions to manage their laboratory data generated from different laboratory functions such as sample testing, instrument usage, automation, and report generation. Cloud-based delivery mode system is an extremely manageable alternative which helping in the accessing real-time information regarding patient, employees as well as the devices in a healthcare facility’s premises. An example for cloud based delivery mode in the dental industry is Romexis AssisDent, provided by Entteri, a Finland based company. Romexis AssisDent helps maximize the clinic’s productivity. It covers every step of the patient journey from appointment scheduling to sending out reminders, and offers advanced tools for business reporting. And, to top it all off, Romexis AssisDent is a breeze to use.

Dental Practice Management Software Market, by Delivery Mode – 2019 and 2027

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By component, the scheduling software segment held the largest share of the market, by component. However, the patient communication software segment is also expected to grow at the fastest rate of 11.8% during the coming years. Dental patient communication software is designed to connect a dental professional to the patients more easily. The applications in patient communication software often work along with practice management software to conduct certain communications such as appointment reminders. Applications used in patient communication software are required to be HIPAA compliant in order to communicate via means such as, email, phone call, text, or mail based messaging. Other than connecting for marketing services, certain patient communication software is also used to securely share patient files, clinical images and other case and patient information. By using an efficient patient communication software, it is possible to handle the patients with more precision and offer better services. Owing to the above mentioned factors and benefits, the demand for patient communication software is anticipated to witness considerable growth during the forecast period in the dental practice management software market.

Regional Analysis:

Based on geography, the dental practice management software market is divided into five key regions: North America is the largest market for dental practice management software, furthermore, dental practice management software market in US is growing followed by Canada. The healthcare sector in North America region has been witnessing rapid transformation in the field of dental care. In recent years, various startups and reimbursement scenario have been established in the region that have transformed the dynamics of dental care in the region. Owing to the technological developments made by the countries in the region, the market of dental practice management software is anticipated to witness a major market share during the forecast period.

Oral health disparities are profound in the United States. Despite major improvements in oral health for the population as a whole, dental health disparities exist for many racial and ethnic groups, by socioeconomic status, gender, age and geographic location. Dental diseases are one of the most preventable public health challenges among chronic health conditions in the US. Dental hygiene is becoming more advanced and smarter in the country. According to the CDC, adults aged 35–44 years with less than a high school education experience untreated tooth decay nearly three times that of adults with at least some college education. Moreover, 47.2% of U.S. adults have some form of periodontal disease. In adults aged 65 and older, 70.1% have periodontal disease. The significant prevalence of dental diseases is expected to propel the growth of dental practice management software market in the US.US has large number of startup companies among the countries in the North American region. Additionally, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides a Dental Public Health Residency Program to produce skilled specialists in dental public health. This residency program provides more opportunities, dental stakeholders to achieve improved oral health and guided practice in collaborating with public health. Also, the growing geriatric population in the US drives the demand for dental care in this region.

Industry Developments and Future Opportunities: 

Various initiatives taken by key players operating in the dental practice management software market are listed below:

  1. Curve Dental announced a collaboration with Dental Intelligence in June 2021 to obtain access to Dental Intelligence’s online scheduling system LocalMed. This agreement aims to make it easier for clinics to include the company’s practice management software, which enables patients to schedule virtual appointments.
  2. In December 2019, Benco Dental launched practice management solution powered by Open Dental software, a total practice management solution for dental offices. Scalable for any practice size, this open source program designed by a dentist is available through the nation’s largest independent dental distributor.
  3. In September 2022, Carestream Dental has announced the launch of its new cloud-based practice management software solution for oral and maxillofacial surgery. This solution, called Sensei Cloud for Oral Surgery, is designed for accessible, intuitive management solutions for oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMS) specialists, according to a press release from Carestream.

COVID-19 Impact:

The COVID-19 pandemic affected economies and industries in various countries across the globe. Lockdowns, travel restrictions, and business shutdowns in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific (APAC), South & Central America (SAM), and the Middle East & Africa (MEA) hampered the growth of several industries, including the medical device industry. Due to coronavirus spreading, many cities are shutting down, causing treatments and doctor/dentist appointment cancellation. The non-clinical activities have paced the growth of practice management software as data can be accessed from anywhere at any time with cloud-based technology. Oral and dental care is becoming more advanced and smarter in the country. Thus, due to the rising intensity of the pandemic, the patients cannot visit the dental clinics, the limited/uneven availability of dental staffs, and such other factors impact the market.

As the oral treatment, procedures are directly contacted with patients’ oral fluid that has a possible risk of infections, for the preventing the spread of COVID-19 it is requested to maintain social distancing as there is a greater risk of being infected with coronavirus due to direct exposure to oral fluids of the patients. During the COVID‐19 pandemic, routine dental treatments are contraindicated, and the emphasis is placed only on emergency and urgent treatments in all patients. However, the data access and communication system with the practice management software have been rising in this situation where workstation access has been minimum. Therefore, it is likely to positively affect the dental practice management software market due to the abovementioned points

Competitive Landscape and Key Companies:

Some of the top dental practice management software companies operating in the global dental practice management software market include Carestream Dental, LLC., Curve Dental, Inc., Datacon Dental Systems, Epic Systems Corporation, Dentimax, Henry Schein, Inc., Patterson Dental Supply, Inc., Gaargle Solutions Inc., Nxgn Management, LLC, Compudent Systems Inc among others. These companies focus on new product launches and geographical expansions to meet the growing consumer demand worldwide and increase their product range in specialty portfolios. They have a widespread global presence, allowing them to serve a large set of customers and subsequently increase their market share.

Report Coverage
Report Coverage

Revenue forecast, Company Analysis, Industry landscape, Growth factors, and Trends

Segment Covered
Segment Covered

Delivery Mode , Component and Geography

Regional Scope
Regional Scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, South & Central America

Country Scope
Country Scope

Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the average cost of Dental practice management software?

Dental practice management software starts at about $100 per month for solo practitioners and can cost thousands of dollars per month for larger practices. Dentists should expect to pay roughly $300-500 per month for each provider and/or location in their practices.

What are Dental Practice Management Software?

Dental practice management software is considered to help dentists to tackle the unique challenges. These solutions are easy-to- handle cloud-based software that helps to make clinical and administrative routines run smoother and deliver powerful tools for managing dental clinic data. The dental practice management software provides templates which are designed for dental practices, the capability to import and organize tooth, X-rays, and gum graphics.

What are the driving factors for the dental practice management software’s industry across the globe?

Rising prevalence of dental diseases and growing geriatric population boosting the market over the years.

The List of Companies - Dental Practice Management Software Market

  1. Carestream Dental, LLC.
  2. Curve Dental, Inc.
  3. Datacon Dental Systems
  4. Epic Systems Corporation
  5. DentiMax
  6. Henry Schein, Inc.
  7. Patterson Dental Supply, Inc.
  8. Gaargle Solutions Inc.
  9. NXGN Management, LLC
  10. Compudent Systems Inc.

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