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Interoperability with Other Software

Open Dental Software seamlessly exchanges information with many third party programs, from communication services to credit card processing.

Supplemental Services and Products
Business Intelligence Dashboards and KPIs
Communication Services
Dental Business Consulting
Miscellaneous Services
Mobile Applications
Patient Registration

Review Generation

Credit Card Processing
Electronic Billing
HL7 Medical Software

Word, Excel, Access, Open Office

Program Bridges
Within Open Dental you can link to external programs that you use within your practice. We call these links "bridges", and all you need to do is set up a Program Link. You can even add a clickable button or menu option that launches the program. Below is a list of program bridges included with Open Dental, with links to detailed setup information.

Imaging Software
Open Dental works well with imaging programs you purchase from your hardware vendor or with independent software. The best way to link a digital imaging program to Open Dental is with a bridge. The digital images will not be visible in the patient's Chart or Images module automatically, but you can choose to import them. We do not recommend any particular brand of sensor or software.

For a list of companies that manufacture hardware and software, see Imaging Hardware and Software.

Acteon Ewoo EasyDent RayMage
ADSTRA Imaging Florida Probe Romexis (see Planmeca)
AFP Imaging Fona OrisWin (see Trophy Enhanced) Scanora
Apex Sensors (see Apteryx) Gendex VixWin ScanX Visix (uses TigerView bridge)
Apixia Genoray Triana Schick CDR Dicom
Apteryx HandyDentist Sigma Image XRV (see Apteryx)
Apteryx XV Web iCat Sirona SIDEXIS XG
Belmont XV (see Apteryx) i-Dixel SMARTDent
BioPAK Image FX (see Patient Gallery) Sopro
CADI Image XL (see Apteryx) Soredex Optime (see Digora)
Camsight iRYS SpeedVision (see Lightyear Speedvision)
Carestream Kodak (see Trophy) TigerView
CaptureLink Lightyear (see Apteryx) Trophy, Trophy Enhanced
Cerec Lightyear SpeedVision (no longer sold) Tscan
CleaRay LynxVision Pro (see Apteryx) Vatech (see Ewoo EasyDent)
Cliniview (also see Apteryx) MaxiViewer (see Apteryx) Vipersoft (now Dentrix Clarity. No longer sold)
ClioSoft MediaDent VisionDent (see Apteryx)
DBSwin by Duerr MiPACS Visix (uses TigerView bridge)
DDS Works (see Apteryx) MPDx (see Apteryx) visOra
DentalEye NewTom NNT VistaDent
DentalStudio OneView (see Apteryx) VixWin (old)
DentiMax Advanced (see Apteryx) Oriview (see Apteryx) VixWin (new) (see Gendex)
Dentio (see Camsight) OrthoCAD VixWinBase41
Dent-x ProImage (see AFP Imaging) OrthoPlex VixWinBase36
Dexis Owandy XDR
Digora Soredex Optime Patient Gallery XL Dent (see Apteryx)
Dimaxis (see Planmeca) Patterson Imaging XVlite (see Apteryx)
Dolphin Planmeca Z-Image
Dr. Ceph PreXion  
Dr. Suni (see Apteryx) Prof Suni (see Apteryx)  
DXIS Progeny  
Electronic Rx ProImage (see AFP Imaging)
Eva (see AFP Imaging) QuickVision (see Owandy)  
Evasoft (also see AFP Imaging) QSI Image (see Apteryx)  

It is usually very complex or not possible to go from unbridged imaging to bridged. The exception is Patterson Imaging.

Other Programs
Audaxceph: X-ray analysis software
Text Messaging.
Care Credit
Central Data Storage: Offsite STaaS (storage as a service).
Demandforce: Marketing and communication platform for dental practices.
Divvy: Direct mail.
Easy Notes Pro 
Evernote: Note-taking software.
eClinicalWorks: Medical practice management software.
TeleVox HouseCalls: Appointment reminders.
Insurance Answers Plus: Database of insurance coverage organized by employer and plan.
Microsoft Office/Open Office
: Medical practice management software.
NewCrop - see Electronic Prescriptions
PandaPerio: Periodontal charting software.
PayConnect: Credit card processing.
PerioPal: Voice activated software for periodontal examinations.
PracticeWeb Reports
PT Dental, PT Dental Update: Paperless technologies.
Rapid Call : Automated voicemail message deployment.
Smile Reminder: Patient messaging, bridges to Open Dental.
Trojan: Insurance benefit information.
X-Charge: Credit card processing.

Imaging Systems
Panoramic: X-rays

Bridge Requests
We pursue all requests for basic imaging bridges. There may be a handful of imaging software companies that have not responded to our contact attempts for bridging details. These requests are put on hold until we hear from the imaging software company. If you want to use a software that we do not bridge to, please let us know.


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