PT Dental Bridge
In the Main Menu, click Setup, Program Links. Double-click on PT Dental.
PT Dental offers paperless technologies. Website: www.gopaperlessnow.com. There is a functional 2-way bridge to handle Registration Forms.
To enable the bridge for both PT Dental buttons.
You will now have buttons in your Family Module labeled PT Dental and PT Dental Update.
The data transfer involves about 6 different files, all in C:\PT\USI. This path is hard coded. Both PT Dental and Open Dental know which filenames to use when passing data back and forth. They also know how to watch for new files so that there is no delay. The files involved get deleted immediately after they are consumed. The Open Dental PatNum is used as the primary key in all data transfers. So any field can be changed, including last name, first name, and birthdate without confusing the synchronization functionality. Patients may use PT Dental to fill out forms in the office or online. When they do it online, PT Dental is responsible for synchronizing the data between its website and each locally installed PT Dental program. From there, the data is transferred to Open Dental. PT Dental will also provide a scripting program that simulates mouse clicks and keystrokes to interact with Open Dental.
The PT Dental script attempts to open the Open Dental Referrals window for the patient. But there is no button in the user interface. So Open Dental allows a key shortcut of Ctrl-X . The script then uses this keystroke to open the Referrals window.