North America Dental Practice Management Software Market size exceeded USD 713 million in 2021 and is predicted to expand at 14.3% CAGR from 2022 to 2030.
Dental practice management software can be defined as the software that enhances communication between patients, dentists, and their staff. This software assists in managing daily routine from patient scheduling and insurance claim tracking to treatment plans.
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Technological developments in dentistry, with the incorporation of healthcare IT solutions are set to fuel the market growth. Recent advancements have caused dramatic transitions with several novel dental technologies that provide high-end solutions to common dental ailments. These developments are optimizing processes, streamlining tasks, and promoting efficiency in the dental industry.
The accelerated adoption of cloud-based dental solutions has shown notable capabilities to improve the dental health care industry. It offers a wide range of applications such as managing clinical data conveniently, reducing expenses, and further enhancing healthcare information security. Similarly, the integration of digital impressions in dental practice management offers numerous benefits. This novel modality allows dentists to design computer-based and quality representations of the tissues in the mouth. These impressions save time, enhance the patient experience, and improvise the precision of impressions.
The patient communication segment will reach USD 456 million revenue by 2030, due to numerous benefits offered by this component. Patient communication software helps in running daily repetitive activities such as appointment reminders, automated tasks, and other communications with patients. This software promotes patient satisfaction, helps in getting better online reviews, referrals and has the potential to increase revenues in dental practices.
The market players are focusing to offer a unique patient communication system that integrates a phone system with dental practice management software. As a result of this powerful integration, front desk staff can become more productive on the phone and saves time. Moreover, complete customization enables to meet specific needs in patient communication.
The cloud-based segment will surpass USD 1,024 million revenue by 2030, attributed to advanced features offered by cloud-based systems such as flexibility, the ability to collaborate with pre-existing mechanisms, security measures, and other factors. A massive shift in storage and sharing of clinical data coupled with the growing use of digital technologies at healthcare facilities including dental clinics and laboratories have facilitated the use of cloud-based software.
Additionally, digitalization and data revolution in countries such as the U.S. and Canada has transformed them into data hubs with access to advanced data and cloud-based services facilitating the use of advanced practice management software.
U.S. dental practice management software market accounted for USD 628 million revenue in 2021, credited to the recent advancements in dental practice management software, several government initiatives supporting oral care, high dental care expenditure across the country, etc.
The rapid growth of the elderly population in the country is expected to drive the market size, since the number of dependent older persons requiring dental care is surging. According to the recently published report on oral health by the U.S. Surgeon General, around 25% of people aged 65-74 are suffering from the periodontal disorder, and at any given time 5% of Americans aged 65 and older live in long-term care facilities for appropriate dental care.
Some of the leading companies operating in the North America market include Curve Dental, Henry Schein, Inc. Patterson Dental (Patterson Companies, Inc.), and Quality Systems, Inc. (NextGen Healthcare). These companies are adopting various organic and inorganic strategies such as product launches and partnerships for garnering maximum market share and strengthening their industrial presence.