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Bridge - Apteryx 

Apteryx is a digital imaging program. See http://www.apteryx.com/digital-dentistry.

This bridge is also used for:

Apex Sensors
Belmont XV
Cliniview
Dr. Suni/Prof Suni
DDS Works
DentiMax Advanced

Image XL
Lightyear
LynxVision
Pro
MaxiViewer
MPDx
OneView

Oriview
QSI Image
Sigma Image XRV
VisionDent
XL Dent
XRayVision
XVlite

To activate the bridge:

  1. In the main menu click Setup, Program Links. Double click on 'Apteryx from www.apteryxware.com'.
  2. Check the Enabled box.
  3. Verify the Path of file to open.
  4. Double click on a row in Additional Properties to change settings. You can use the PatNum (enter 0) or ChartNum (enter 1) as the patient ID.
  5. Set up a clickable bridge button.
    1. Under 'Add a button to these toolbars', highlight where to display the button.
    2. Enter the 'Text on button'.
    3. (Optional) Import an image to show on the button (22 x 22 pixels).
  6. Click OK.

Setting up a Second Apteryx Bridge

If using two imaging databases with Apteryx, you will need to set up two bridges.

To activate a 2nd bridge:

  1. In the main menu click Setup, Program Links. Click Add to create a new bridge.
  2. Enter the 'Description'.
  3. Check the Enabled box.
  4. Verify the Path of File to open.
  5. Enter the 'Optional command line arguments':
    /p"[LName], [FName]::::[PatNum]::::" to use the patient number or

    /p"[LName], [FName]::::[ChartNumber]::::" to use the chart number.
  6. Set up a clickable bridge button.
    1. Under 'Add a button to these toolbars', highlight where to display the button.
    2. Enter the 'Text on button'.
    3. (Optional) Import an image to show on the button (22 x 22 pixels).
  7. Click OK.

Technical Details

Apteryx uses the patient number to identify selected patients. Open Dental will send the selected patients birthdate, chart number (if selected), gender, name, patient number, and SSN to Apteryx. If the patient does not exist, a new patient record is created. If using a second bridge, there is no way to send the patient birthdate, gender or SSN.

XV Sync: A tool used for enterprises to keep their clinic databases (image folders) synched.  http://www.apteryx.com/xv-sync

Name Grabber: A tool created by Apteryx for practice management software that does not provide built-in bridges. We do not recommend Name Grabber with Open Dental because the tool will attempt to grab the patient name from the title bar of Open Dental instead of Open Dental sending the patient information to Apteryx.

If the tool is used beware the patient number between the two softwares will not match and will eventually need to be corrected. Also, there may be issues with the tool selecting the correct patient if the patients name is mispelled, changes or there are duplicate names.

For the Apteryx Name Grabber and DataDrill (bridge) version history: http://www.apteryxware.com/productversions/Version_XrayVision_DD_OpenDental.html

 

 

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