MacPractice DDS Review - why 4.3 stars?

MacPractice DDS Review
ITQlick Score: 92/100
ITQlick Rating: (4.3/5)
Pricing: 2.4/10 - low cost
Category: Dental -> MacPractice DDS
Ranking:Ranked 1 out of 43 Dental systems
Company: MacPractice Inc.
Pricing: starts at $100 per host/hour
Typical customers: SMBs
Platforms: Desktop
Links: MacPractice DDS pricing, MacPractice DDS alternatives

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: Mar 12, 2022

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What is MacPractice DDS?

MacPractice DDS is a dental software designed for Mac OS X, handling billing, reports, claims, appointment reminders, perio charting, etc. The software comes with features such as:
  • Electronic Dental Records: This feature enables the ability to create and manage electronic dental records, such as patient intake forms, continuity of care documents, and general clinical history forms.
  • ePrescribe: MacPractices provides dental professionals with electronic prescribing and controlled substance prescribing with NewCrop. Dental professionals can seamlessly prescribe all substances safely and securely.
  • Restorative Charting: This feature includes impressive enhancements to dental charting and imaging. It also provides more power, simplicity, and aesthetic updates, including enhanced tooth graphics for more streamlined charting.
  • Attachments: With this feature, clients can save time and paper by scanning insurance cards, drivers licenses, EOBs, registration forms, and other documents directly into patient records.
  • Mobile EHR: MacPractice offers an iEHR app for iPad, a mobile electronic health records solution that allows dental professionals to chart and organize patient data in the palm of their hand.
MacPractice DDS is a dental software that started in 2004. The company is headquartered in Lincoln, Nebraska, United States. The company has a workforce of up to 200 employees.

What is MacPractice DDS rating?

The rating of MacPractice DDS is 4.3 stars out of 5 and the total score is 92 out of 100. The ratings are based on our unbiased experts. Learn more in our rating methodology page

Who uses MacPractice DDS?

Customers of the software include small individual clinics as well as large hospitals. It can be used in such medical industry domains as chiropractic, general surgery, internal medicine, optometry, podiatry, and others. Some notable clients of the software include LifeTouch Physical Therapy Center, Wave Dental Spa, and others.

Is MacPractice DDS the best Dental system?

MacPractice DDS is ranked 1 out of 43 software in their category (Dental systems).

What are their main features and functionalities?

The software offers comprehensive scheduling capabilities with a customizable appointment display where schedules can be viewed by any date range. It facilitates creation of paperless patient workflow in addition to reliable organization of patient photos, scanned insurance cards, and image records. The software also offers employee time tracking including employee checking in and checking out in addition to direct time logging.

MacPractice DC facilitates creation of patient payment plans and automatic conversion of those plans into patient ledger at the set frequency. Other important capabilities include electronic prescription, inventory management, billing and invoicing, patient portal, lab integration, insurance verification, and others.

What are MacPractice DDS's pros? (3 Pros)

  • Users find MacPractice relatively cheap
  • MacPractice offers the ability to control a medical practice from one place
  • The software provides online videos for every part of the system

What are MacPractice DDS's cons? (1 cons)

  • Users complain of difficulty in navigating through the system

Who are their main alternatives?

MacPractice DDS competes with other dental systems like Curve Hero Dentrix and Solutionreach. We will compare these dental systems in some specific aspects below.
  • Functionality: MacPractice offers features like Charting, Perio, Electronic Health Records, Labs, Electronic Dental Records, Faxing, Inventory, Patients, Schedule, TimeClock, eClaims, etc. When compared to its alternatives Curve Hero share similar features with MacPractice like Charting and Scheduling. Curve Hero offers Billing, Smart Forms, Patient Portal, Reporting, Files and Letters, Payment Processing, Imaging, Perio Charting, Business Intelligence, ePrescribe, etc. Dentrix offers features like Smart Image, Periodontal Chart, 3D Dentrix Clinical Chart, Treatment Planner, Clinical Progress, Patient Communication, etc. Solutionreach offers features like Appointment reminders, Recall, Two-way texting, Contactless payment, Digital intake, Online scheduling (available in MacPractice and Dentrix), Online reviews, Video chat, etc.
  • Customers/Industries: MacPractice DDS serves dental professionals in specialties like Pediatric, orthodontics, Oral & Maxillofacial, Endodontics, Periodontist, and Prosthodontist. Dental professionals using MacPractice are found in organizations like Patrick Lillis DDS, Mark Santana DDS, Paula Brennan BDS, etc. Dental professionals using Solutionreach are found in organizations like Eagle Gate Dental and Citrus Heights Dental. Dental professionals using Dentrix are found in organizations like The Pride Institute and St. Louis, MO. Dental professionals using Curve Hero are found in organizations like Streeter Dental, Hometown Family Dental Centers, Pure Design Dentistry, Timothy Elloway DDS, The Montana Center for Laser Dentistry, Stonecastle Dentistry, Weston Spencer DDS, etc.
  • Cost: The license cost information for MacPractice is unavailable. According to ITQlick expert cost research, MacPractice is cost-rated at 1.2/5. This means it is low-cost dental software. The rating system considers this software rated 1-2 as low-cost and 4-5 as high cost. The license cost information for Curve Hero and Dentrix is also unavailable, while the license cost information for Solutionreach starts at $329.00 as a flat rate per month. Solutionreach does not offer a free version and a free trial.
  • Cloud-based/On-premise: MacPractice and all its alternatives are cloud-based.
  • Popularity: Dentrix is also privately held with 35,000 teams who use it to run their practices. Curve Hero (Now Curve Dental) is privately held with over 41,000 Dental Professionals.
  • Scalability: Curve Hero (Curve Dental) can accommodate single and multi-location practices. Solution Reach can accommodate single practices and enterprise-size practices.
  • Support: Solutionreach offers support channels like Email/Help Desk, a Knowledge Base, Phone Support, and Chat. Curve Hero offers FAQs/Forum and 24/7 (Live Rep), lacking in Solutionreach. Curve Hero offers all other Support channels of Solutionreach.

What is the cost of MacPractice DDS?

The cost of license starts at $100 per host/hour. On top of the total cost of licenses which is easy to calculate - what is the REAL total cost of implementation? You need to add the cost of training, customization, data migration, and other "hidden cost". ITQlick pricing score is 2.4 out of 10 (10 is most expensive). You can find here the REAL total cost breakdown for MacPractice DDS.

What should you ask MacPractice Inc. during a demo session? (65 questions)

Schedule a demo with MacPractice DDS and access 65 must ask questions for the vendor while watching MacPractice DDS in action. Visit the vendor's website here.

Where MacPractice DDS is used?

Dental professionals seeking a client-centric company with a philosophy of supplying clients with complete and extensive training and support from a dedicated and knowledgeable team and allowing them to focus on patients will fit well with MacPractice. Examples of dental professionals using MacPractice are found in organizations like Peter Wohrle DMD, Roger Klassen OD, Mark J. Friedman DDS, etc.

List of categories

CCHIT Certified EMR / EHR
Chiropractic
Mac EMR and Medical Billing
ONC-ATCB Certified EMR
Patient Portal
Patient Scheduling
Practice Management
Radiology Systems (RIS)
Tablet PC EMR

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Shlomi holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information System Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 15 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant, and implementation expert for small, medium and large size (global) companies.