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The Best Credit Card Terminals and Equipment for Doctors and Dentists

Updated: Apr 28, 2021



You probably haven't given a lot of thought to credit card terminals, but hey, that's what we're here for! These machines are what allow you to get paid, and while they all might do the same thing, they all have subtle differences that could enhance (or damage) your patient interactions.


Below we've put together a list of the best equipment, with doctors and dentists specifically in mind!


Best Standard Terminal: Dejavoo Z11


When you think of credit card terminals, standard terminals are probably what come to mind. They combine advanced, state-of-the-art technology such as touchscreens, wireless connectivity, bluetooth and NFC payments with the simplicity and ease-of-use your staff expect.



Best Feature: Directly integrates with your POS / computer to avoid manual entry


Best For: Offices looking for a simple but great stationary terminal


Pros: Accepts all card types and mobile wallets, touchscreen, WiFi, Bluetooth, Printer, Desktop integration


Cons: Stationary


Summary: The Dejavoo Z11 is a great terminal that combines advanced features within a simple, easy to use device. Known for its durability and practical functionality, it's a great choice for any medical office. If there's one thing we wished it had, that would be portable capability.

 

Best Wireless Terminal: PAX A80


Best Feature: Completely wireless for ultimate mobility


Best For: Offices looking for an all-purpose mobile terminal


Pros: Accepts all card types and mobile wallets, touchscreen, WiFi, Bluetooth, Printer


Cons: Manual entry





Summary: The PAX A80 is a great terminal for the medical office looking for a wireless payment solution. Whether used as a second terminal in the event of overflow, or you are looking to collect payment directly from the dental chair, the PAX A80 provides complete mobile flexibility without sacrificing options such as NFC payments or digital signature. If there's one thing we wished it had, that would be an integration with your desktop computer.


Best Smart Terminal: PAX A920


Smart terminals are essentially full-suite POS systems that can fit in the palm of your hand. They allow you to accept every type of payment, from debit cards to Apple Pay, with a host of other features including digital signature, e-mail and text receipts and access to hundreds of 3rd party apps. Furthermore, not only do they have cutting-edge technology, they also come in a host of sleek and modern designs.



Best Feature: 5 inch high-resolution digital touchscreen


Best For: Offices looking for a state-of-the-art terminal


Pros: Accepts all card types and mobile wallets, touchscreen, WiFi, Bluetooth, Printer, Camera, App store, Wireless


Cons: Manual entry


Summary: The PAX A920 is a state-of-the-art terminal that can be used as both a desktop and wireless terminal. The PAX's 5 inch digital touchscreen also facilitates easy payments via digital signature and text / emailed receipts. For the office looking for modern aesthetics, the PAX has the look and feel of an iPhone and provides access to a suite of 3rd party applications via the Pax App Store. If there is one thing we wished it had, that would be a bridge to your desktop computer.


Best Clover Terminal: Clover Flex


Clover is First Data's response to the innovative terminals created by Square. When it comes to terminal devices, you can choose from the Clover Go, Clover Flex, Clover Mini and Clover POS. For the doctor or dental office it's really a choice between the Clover Flex and Clover Mini, and given the Clover Flex combines many of the features of the Clover Mini with the added flexibility of mobility, we believe the Clover Flex is the best solution out of the Clover suite of products.



Best Feature: State-of-the-art technology


Best For: Offices looking for more than just a terminal, but rather a payments, accounting and payroll solution


Pros: Accepts all card types and mobile wallets, touchscreen, WiFi, Bluetooth, Printer, Camera, App store, Wireless


Cons: Technology can be overwhelming, First Data


Summary: The Clover Flex is one of the four equipment offerings in First Data's Clover suite of products. The Clover Flex combines the technology found in the Clover Mini with the portability of the Clover Go. As such, the Clover Flex can be used as both a desktop and wireless terminal. The Clover Flex's 5 inch digital touchscreen also facilitates easy payments via digital signature and text / emailed receipts. For the office looking for modern aesthetics, the Clover Flex has the look and feel of an iPhone and provides access to a suite of 3rd party applications via the robust Clover App Store. If there is one thing to complain about, it's that Clover's suite of products only work on the First Data platform. This means earlier cut-of times.


Summary

Accepting credit card payments is a critical part of any medical office. That's why we've partnered with industry leading, vetted payment processors that can provide you with a suite of equipment solutions to meet your needs. Best of all, because we believe in putting the merchant first, most of our equipment comes entirely free of charge!


Please reach out to support@zilment.com or give us a call at 1-833-945-6368 with any questions. We are here to help!

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