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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. See what Open Dental Software and its interoperable third party programs have to offer below.

Supplemental Services and Products
Preferred Vendors

  • Central Data Storage: Provides managed offsite STaaS (storage as a service) to help dental practices meet HIPAA compliancy for all external audit controls as they apply to the Omnibus Final Rule.
  • Dental Intel: Create custom dashboards and reports from your practice management and accounting data.
  • DentalTek: Cloud hosting, VOIP phones, patient communications.
  • Podium: Send review invitations to new and recurring patients.
  • Practice by Numbers: Create custom dashboards and reports from your practice management and accounting data.

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

Review Generation

Third Party Programs
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. Below is a list of program bridges included with Open Dental, with links to detailed setup information.  

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.

Imaging Software
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 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.

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

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.

See also Vendors - Supplemental Services.

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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