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. Below is a list of program bridges included with Open Dental, with links to detailed setup information.
The best way to link an imaging program to Open Dental is with a bridge. Open Dental works well with imaging programs you purchase from your hardware vendor or with independent software.
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. We do not recommend any particular brand of sensor or software. If you want to use a software that we do not bridge to, please let us know. We will immediately get to work if it is possible. For a list of companies that manufacture hardware and software, see Imaging Hardware and Software.
When you set up a bridge, you can optionally add a button to a module toolbar that launches the program. Within Open Dental, the digital images will not be visible in the patient's Chart, or Images module automatically, but you can choose to import them.
Click a link to view additional setup information.
It is usually very complex or not possible to go from unbridged imaging to bridged. The exception is Patterson Imaging.
We do not have bridges for the following programs because there has been no demand for them.
ZoomImage from Discus (no longer sold)
Audaxceph: X-ray analysis software
CallFire: Text Messaging
Central Data Storage: Offsite STaaS (storage as a service)
Demandforce: Marketing and communication platform for dental practices
Dental Intel: Integrates your practice management and accounting system data.
DentalTek: Cloud hosting, VOIP phones, patient communications.
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
Mountainside: Medical practice management software
NewCrop - see Electronic Prescriptions
PandaPerio: Periodontal charting software
PayConnect: Credit card processing
PerioPal: Voice activated software for periodontal examinations
Podium: Send review invitations to new and recurring patients.
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
See also Vendors - Supplemental Services.