AudaxCeph Bridge

In the Main Menu, click Setup, Program Links. Double-click on AudaxCeph in the list.

AudaxCeph is x-ray analysis software. Website:

To enable the bridge:

  1. Check the Enabled box.
  2. 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.
  3. 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).
  4. If using clinics, click Hide Button for Clinics. Select which clinics the button should display on.
  5. Click OK.

You must have the AudaxCeph bridge open before you click the AudaxCeph bridge button in Open Dental. If a patient is selected in Open Dental, but AudaxCeph is already open with a different patient selected, clicking the bridge button will not change the patient.

Technical Details

Because of the AudaxCeph bridge, the following occurs:

Patient Status: Every patient opened in AudaxCeph will have a patient status of active, even if a different patient status (e.g. deceased, inactive) has been selected on the Edit Patient Information window in Open Dental.

Gender: There are three gender selections in Open Dental (male, female, unknown) and only two in AudaxCeph (male, female). All unknown genders in Open Dental are translated to a male gender in AudaxCeph.

How the bridge works: When the bridge is enabled, Open Dental creates an update.xml file in the installation folder which AudaxCeph will read from.