Dentists need general business software (often called a productivity package) as well as our specialized dental management systems like Dentrix and Eaglesoft. General business software includes all the basic functions found in Microsoft Office; that is word processing, e-mail, contacts, spreadsheet and more.
I have long been a fan of Microsoft office, as has been most of the world as it is the dominate software application in this area. However there are other options. The PC Magazine article linked below gives an overview of what to look for and where to get it when looking for an office suite.
Microsoft Office 2010 may be the brand that comes to mind when you think of office suites, but it isn’t the only productivity package available for getting work done.