The announcement scheduled for later this week at the Chicago Midwinter that Henry Schein and Dentrix are getting into the cloud is huge.
In the US Henry Schein is the biggest dental supplier and their flagship practice management system Dentrix is the most used software
Various companies have been nibbling at the edge of cloud computing for dentists for years. They have been nibbling but have failed to achieve much a foothold in the dental practice management system world. The entry of Dentrix into the cloud business is significant for three reasons:
- Henry Schein and Dentrix are the establishment. They are smart people who know dentistry extremely well. The fact that they are ready to launch a cloud product indicates the market is ready.
- As the establishment and market leader they have huge resources in money and talent available to develop a cloud system.
- With a well established Dentrix user base of over 35,000 plus users of their other various software products, Easy Dental and Enterprise they have a ready market of potential cloud clients who already use and trust the Dentrix brand.