Curve Dental Pricing, Features, Reviews & Alternatives

Curve Dental

Cloud Based Practice Management Software for Dentistry

4.41/5 (193 reviews)

Curve Dental overview

What is Curve Dental?

Founded in 2004, Curve Dental provides cloud-based practice management software to over 38,000 dental professionals in the United States and Canada. Dental offices use Curve Hero to schedule, invoice, manage recall, manage insurance, chart, and more using from anywhere using only a browser and Internet connection. Curve Hero’s brilliantly designed interface makes it easy for any member of your team to learn and use regardless of their practice management experience.
www.curvedental.com

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Curve Dental user reviews

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Danielle C.

Excellent Cloud Based Software

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-09-12
Review Source: Capterra

We love it and recommend it highly

Pros
This is the best software we have used for multiple doctors in multiple locations. It is also cloud based so we don't have to worry about a server going down or losing any information.

Cons
There is no electronic signature availability for the patient file

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Aaron G.

Best option for Cloud practice management

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-12-04
Review Source: Capterra

Really good experience with the software. Price is higher than it should be but it is more convenient in the cloud. If it could connect with Dental Intel, I would put it in all my offices.

Pros
Easy to use. Familiar feel. No need for a server for PMS and x-rays.

Cons
No option for CBCT backup. Can't be used together with Dental Intel. Default reports sometimes convoluted although you can make custom reports.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Raquel C.

Depends on specialty of the office.

Reviewed 2014-09-23
Review Source: Software Advice

Pros
It's so user-friendly and you can adjust settings so easy as well.

Cons
I think it's too easy to schedule appointments on top of each other. The billing is not easy to read, because it separates it by transaction, and then the transaction is no longer visable after it's paid. There is no way to select a procedure not to be billed to insurance in a billing transaction. You cannot transfer credits between family members in the same account. The tabs in the charting can be confusing as well. I think all existing, and current treatment plan should be together, not separated. You cannot keep track in the charting what was diagnosed when, because it deletes the date when the treatment is completed. There are too many placed where the fee schedule can be adjusted to allow for mistakes later. If the insurance is modified, the treatment plan has to be deleted and re-entered for the patient to be correct. I don't see a point in tags in the appointment when it doesn't enter the procedures in the appointment title. It seems like a lot of work to schedule an appointment, because you have too many options. The entry of birth dates is harder than it needs to be. Emails cannot be used in more than one person's profile. Cancelled claims should be able to be deleted from the system. It's confusing when auditing past due claims. There is no way to input how much maximum is left on a patient's insurance for treatment plan purposes. Treatment plans don't factor in secondary insurance coverage. Scanned documents should be able to be grouped in files and letters instead of making a separate entry for every page. Charting on the teeth is too sensitive.

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We appreciate Raquel's comments. She brings to light a number of topics we'd like to address.

- Scheduling Appointments. The flexibility of our scheduler does allow you to schedule on top of other appointments. Long-time customers have not found this to be a negative; however, we understand Raquel's concern and are taking steps to modify this functionality--quite soon, actually.
- Invoice Accounting vs {WHAT DTX AND ES USE}. Curve Dental uses invoice accounting, which has many advantages. Because most of the dental profession is using older management systems that display information in other ways, our new customers may find Curve Dental's accounting style a little different. Once proper training is completed our customers see the advantages of invoice accounting as it presents a more logical grouping of billing information. Specific to Raquel's comments, paid transactions are hidden after 30 days to make more efficient use of space, but with two clicks all transactions can be viewed.
- Billing to Insurance. If there's a particular procedure you would rather not bill to insurance, you simply omit that item in the insurance claim.
- Transferring Credits Between Family Members. If all family members share one responsible party, then yes, credit can be shared between family members. However, if the family members have different responsible parties, then one account would have to be refunded and the other credited, which can be done quickly.
- Displaying Existing and Current Treatment. Graphically, existing treatment and the current treatment plan can be viewed at the same time. Line-by-line details can be viewed for either existing procedures or planned procedures by clicking on the corresponding tabs in the chart.
- Diagnosis Date. If you're concerned about the date that a procedure was diagnosed, you can access a quick report to retrieve that information; it is not deleted.
- Fee Schedule Adjustments. Fee schedules can be assigned to a specific patient or when setting up an insurance plan (which determines how the insurance portion is calculated). When creating a treatment plan, you also have the option to select a different fee guide, but the default is the fee guide initially assigned to the patient.
- Modifying Insurance. Currently, you do not have to delete and re-enter a treatment plan if you need to change insurance information.
- Birth Date Format. We have received a few comments on how the birth date is entered (which is yyyy-mm-dd) and plan to allow our customers to adjust the format to one more customary to their area. Obviously a minor concern, but one that will be addressed.
- Unique e-Mail Addresses. For security purposes, Curve Dental does not allow an e-mail address to be used by more than one patient. Curve Dental's patient portal provides patients with access to account information, future appointments, and more. To protect this information, a unique e-mail address is required to access the data. Of course, the responsible party can access information for all members of the family.
- Deleting Cancelled Claims. In the interest of providing one more deterrent to fraud, we strongly believe that cancelled claims should be a permanent record in the patient's account. As a result the display of the patient's account may be a bit more busy, but not confusing.
- Entering Insurance Maximums and Factoring Secondary Insurance. Currently, Curve Dental does allow you to enter coverage used outside of the practice or software, helping our customers gain an accurate insurance estimate. And our software does indeed take into consideration secondary coverage when calculating the insurance portion.
- Scanned Documents. We have discussed ways to improve the organization of scanned documents and will make a change.
- Sensitive Charting. Curve Dental has two charting modes. One lets you drag the mouse over tooth surfaces to select the desired surface. The other mode requires you to enter the surfaces in a more old-fashioned style. Some may find one mode more preferable over the other.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Ashley L.

Cloud Based Dental Software

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2021-02-27
Review Source: Capterra

The system is very intuitive and easy to learn. I appreciate that it was a fairly seamless transition from our prior system.

Pros
Working out of two offices, it is imperative that we have a cloud based system that allows us to access the same patient information in both places.

Cons
Many of the things I originally did not like about the software have been amended. Curve is good with customer service and open to suggestion so we have been able to customize certain things to facilitate our daily use.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Austin W.

Good bones. Needs more refinement

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-12-04
Review Source: Capterra

Overall I like it. If we could auto charge old accounts and increase the quality of xrays, I’d be very happy.

Pros
I like the cloud based aspect and the ability to manage users access

Cons
Xrays aren’t as clear as I’m used to. I hate that I can’t auto charge interest on account receivables.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Curve Dental pricing

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Beginning at $200/mo. and includes 1 dentist. $100 per add’l dentist. Implementation begins at $199 (including new server in data center). Special pricing available for start-up practices.

Curve Dental features

Activity Dashboard
Alerts/Notifications
Appointment Management
Appointment Scheduling
Billing & Invoicing
Charting
Claims Management
Document Management
E-Prescribing
HIPAA Compliant
Medical Billing
Multi-Location
Patient Records Management
Records Management
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Scheduling
Self Service Portal

Compliance Management (205 other apps)
Workflow Management (204 other apps)

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Additional information for Curve Dental

Key features of Curve Dental

  • Charts & Treatment Plans
  • Financial, clinical, and other reporting tools
  • Dental imaging technology
  • Dental Charting and Perio Charting
  • Capture images directly to the cloud
  • Treatment Planning
  • Patient scheduling
  • Insurance Claims Management
  • Billing tools
  • Communication tools
  • Appointment reminder list
  • Smartphone & Tablet Features
  • Automated payments
  • Clinical Notes
  • Adjust patients' accounts
  • Imaging connected to existing systems
  • Dental patient education software
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Benefits

---HASSLE-FREE TECHNOLOGY---
Thanks to continuous automated updates, you work with the latest software version every time you log in — anywhere access to practice admin and patient records on any internet-connected device.

---PERSONALIZED PATIENT ENGAGEMENT---
Smart Forms automatically upload patient information into Curve Hero through a portal or via a tablet in your office. Configure patient recall and recare reminders to your liking.

---A TRUSTED STRATEGIC BUSINESS PARTNER---
Curve Dental invests in a single platform, leveraging the most modern technology to drive your profitability and enhance your patient experience. Unlike traditional dental supply companies — salespeople masquerading as software developers.

---BRILLIANTLY DESIGNED USER INTERFACE---
Easy for any member of your team to learn and use regardless of their practice management experience.

---THE HIGHEST RATED CUSTOMER CARE IN THE INDUSTRY---
Software is only as effective as the support that stands behind it. Count on 24/7/365 support from the highest-rated practice management software company on the market. (We're proud of our awards and certifications!)