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

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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