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Planet DDS: Your Partner for Mission Critical Dental Software — Part 1: “Why Denticon” Series

By Planet DDS
March 3, 2021

Let’s talk about goals for a minute. If you’re a solo practice, what does success as a dentist look like for you? If you manage a DSO, how do you define success for your DSO? Perhaps your goal is steady and sustainable growth for your solo practice. Maybe you’re looking to be acquired by a DSO. If you manage a DSO, what are your goals for growth and expansion?

Digging a little deeper, perhaps you’d like to give your patients a better experience. Maybe you want to help reduce burnout for your staff. Ultimately, you might want more flexibility in your schedule, or you’d like to retire earlier to spend more time with family and friends.

That’s where we come in. Hi, we’re Planet DDS, and we’re problem-solvers for dental practices. 

No matter what your goals and dreams for your practice, Planet DDS is committed to helping you get there faster. We’re your partner for mission-critical dental software, Denticon.

We believe there’s a better, smarter way to practice dentistry. Our practice management solution, Denticon, is designed to help make practice management easier so you and your staff don’t get bogged down with repetitive and redundant tasks. Why’d we set out to make this solution? Because we’re passionate about helping dental practices achieve their goals.

Get to Know the Company Behind the Solution 

If your practice is shopping around for practice management solutions, you’re probably familiar with our cloud-based solution, Denticon. But how well do you know the company behind Denticon? Read on to learn about what makes us tick, how it all started, and where we’re headed.

The Founding of Planet DDS

In 2003, Planet DDS was founded on the idea of introducing a cloud-based practice management solution for the dental industry. At that time, there were no other companies offering a cloud solution. And so, Planet DDS was the first company to deliver a breakthrough software, Denticon, ushering in a new era of dental practice management.

Since our founding in 2003, a lot has changed. We’ve grown our team, opened new offices, and expanded our solution offerings. But some things have remained the same: our passion for helping dentists and dental practices thrive and our commitment to delivering the newest and best innovations for our clients.

A common theme you’ll see in our company history is how many times we’ve been the first to introduce a new innovation for the dental industry. Planet DDS was the first to the cloud with our top-rated practice management solution, Denticon. Since 2003, we haven’t stopped finding new ways to solve our clients’ problems. We recently acquired Apteryx Imaging, another leader in dental solutions, a company with over 20 years of experience providing dental health professionals with advanced diagnostic imaging software.


Planet DDS Core Values

Of course, we couldn’t have gotten here without the support of the thousands of dental professionals and practices that have partnered with us over the years. As much as we believe in our solutions, we understand that when a client chooses our solutions, they’re choosing to work with our people, too.

In all that we do, our team is deeply committed to helping our clients grow their practices. Our mission is to radically improve the efficiency and economics of dentistry through our innovative technologies. In our dealings with clients and within our company, we value integrity, compassion, and communication. And as we reach for new breakthroughs, we promote a company culture of innovation and continuous learning.

Partnering With Our Clients in the Product Development Process

We really meant it when we said we’re committed to helping our clients grow their practices. So much so that we involve our clients in the product development process. Within Denticon, our clients can suggest and vote on what new features our developers should roll out next.

Collaborating with our Denticon users in this way has led to some of the best enhancements. So, we owe a big thank you to all our clients for helping us making Denticon even better.

Industry Awards

Today, Denticon is the product of a thoughtful innovation process that has resulted in a robust and powerful solution. And we’re not the only ones who think so. We serve thousands of practices and add hundreds more each year. Our clients come from a vast network of dentists and oral health professionals from nearly every state in the country.

Planet DDS Awards


The people in our workplace are pretty great, too.

Planet DDS All Hands Meeting 2021

Planet DDS Awards - Copy

Join the Denticon Cloud

So, there you have it—the company behind the solution. We take our role as a leader in the dental industry seriously. We’re always finding new ways to make the practice of dentistry easier and better for our clients.

We’re Planet DDS. How can we help you?

Read more from the “Why Denticon?” Series

Part 2: The Most Powerful Denticon Features for Solos and DSOs

Part 3: Denticon Pricing for Solos and DSOs

Part 4: Denticon Implementation: Reaping the Benefits of Denticon From Day 1