Dental Practice Management Software serves as the hub of the modern dental practice. These powerful software suites connect the front desk to the operatories and eliminate the need to store patient information on paper. At its core practice management software should store patient records, the practice schedule and all business data. However, most software platforms provide a far wider range of capabilities including the management of clinical images, insurance claims and patient communications. Many practice management software systems provide clinicians with remote access to key pieces of data, and allow patients to update information and even submit payments online. When investing in software to help run your dental practice it is important to plan for initial and ongoing training, lock in reliable customer service and understand your path to upgrade the software.