PracticeWorks, a provider of software-based information technology for dentists, orthodontists and oral surgeons, says the Nasdaq has approved its application to list its common stock on the National Market.

PracticeWorks expects that its common stock will begin trading on the Nasdaq National Market on Oct. 1, under its new symbol “PRWK.” The company has been listed on the American Stock Exchange (AMEX), trading under the symbol “PRW” since March 6, 2001, when it became an independent public company as a result of a spin off by its former parent.

Concurrent with the Nasdaq National Market listing, the PracticeWorks shares of common stock will no longer be traded on AMEX.

Based in Atlanta, PracticeWorks provides software-based information technology systems and related services for dentists, orthodontists and oral surgeons. Its product offerings include practice management applications, imaging systems, electronic data interchange (EDI) services, business-to-business e-commerce services, and ongoing maintenance, support and training related to all products.