Dental Software Suppliers Association Press Release

1st September 2021

Implementation of SNOMED CT for UK Dental Practice Management Software -
Statement from the Dental Software Suppliers Association

The Dental Software Suppliers Association (DSSA) have been working alongside regulatory and industry bodies including the Business Services Authority, NHS X and the Chief Dental Office, regarding the implementation of SNOMED CT.

We are aware that users of our members’ dental practice management software are contacting us to ask about the go live date which remains today, 1st September 2021. We can confirm that the ability to input SNOMED codes against treatment codes is available in all DSSA members’ products.

It is important to note that, to date, we have not received a finalised set of SNOMED CT codes to be incorporated into our practice management software solutions.

The Dental Software Suppliers Association is continuing to seek clarification on the following points:

  1. How and when SNOMED codes should be recorded in the day-to-day workflows of diagnosis and treatment through your practice management software.

  2. The finalised list of SNOMED codes for practice management systems to implement, with mapping to treatment and diagnosis codes within the software.

  3. How practices are expected to use the recorded SNOMED codes; when/if the information should be viewed, transmitted or simply stored in the database.

Please be assured that all DSSA member supported customers will be provided with functionality to enable them to remain compliant with all requirements.

Each dental software supply company shall communicate directly with their customers as each of the above points are clarified and a roadmap for inclusion within the software is agreed upon.

If you would like to know more about SNOMED, please see the article on the BDA website:

DSSA Members:
Admor: DentalPlus
Aerona Software
BHA Software: Pearl Dental Software
Carestream Dental: R4+ Practice Management Software
Carestream Dental: OrthoTrac Practice Management Software
Carestream Dental: Sensei Cloud Practice Management Platform
Chiral Systems Practice Management Software
Dentsys Practice Management Software
Henry Schein: Dentally Practice Management Software
Henry Schein: Software of Excellence Practice Management Software
LpySoft: Cloud 4 Dentists
LpySoft: Cloud 4 Ortho
Status Point Practice Management Software