The dental practice management software market is expected to witness substantial growth by 2027 driven by the rising demand for dental treatments across the globe. Moreover, growing requirement of effective systems to manage patient records and other data is estimated to further fuel market growth through the forecast timeframe.

Following the COVID-19 outbreak, there was a decline in people undertaking dental treatments in order to avoid any risk of exposure to the novel coronavirus. However, widespread vaccination drives have resulted in an upsurge in consumer demand for dental treatments in leading regions worldwide, which has been favorable for industry expansion.

Notably, a rise in demand for cosmetic dentistry has been caused by various phenomena, such as Zoom dysmorphia. Thus, mounting need for efficient management of patient records has propelled the adoption of dental practice management software in different healthcare settings, thereby fueling business growth.

Dental practice management software, unlike general medical practice software, can offer a more specialist suite for surgeons and doctors in dental practice. While both software provide similar functionalities with respect to administration, orthodontists and dentists need their own range of clinical management features and tools, which has bolstered product demand.

Additionally, the software runs as a cloud-based application, allowing users to access it both through mobile devices and desktop. Subsequently, its benefits for surgeons and dentists, coupled with its ease of use, have accelerated market penetration across the globe.

For comprehensive assessment, the dental practice management software market has been divided on the basis of product, delivery mode, and region. In terms of product, the market has been segregated into insurance management, scheduling, payment processing, patient communication, invoice/billing, dental charting, and others.

In 2020, the patient communication sub-segment held a considerable revenue share in the dental practice management software market and is estimated to be valued at over USD 627 million by the end of 2027. Numerous advantages offered by the adoption of patient communication software, coupled with increasing number of product launches in the sector, are set to fuel segmental growth over the following years.

With respect to delivery mode, the market has been bifurcated into web-based, on-premise, and cloud-based. In 2020, the cloud-based sub-segment held around 32% revenue share in the dental practice management software market and is anticipated to progress at a notable pace over 2021-2027. Increasing preference for cloud-based healthcare management systems due to their advanced features, such as flexibility, ability to collaborate, and security measures, among others, is set to propel segmental adoption through the upcoming years.

In the regional landscape, the Middle East & Africa dental practice management software market was valued at around USD 45 million in 2020 and is projected to exhibit robust growth through the forecast period. Surging awareness regarding the importance of oral health amongst the population across various countries in the Middle East & Africa is speculated to foster regional market outlook in the future.