For more third party options, see Vendors - Supplemental Services and Products.
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.
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.
It is usually very complex or not possible to go from unbridged imaging to bridged. The exception is Patterson Imaging.
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.
DentForms: Electronic forms.
Divvy: Direct mail.
eClinicalWorks: Medical practice management software.
TeleVox HouseCalls: Appointment reminders.
Insurance Answers Plus: Database of insurance coverage organized by employer and plan.
MEDIT Link: Provides cloud storage and simple sharing of data.
Mountainside: Medical practice management software.
PandaPerio: Periodontal charting software.
PandaPerio (advanced): Updated version of the PandaPerio bridge.
PayConnect: Credit card processing.
PaySimple: Credit card processing.
PerioPal: Voice activated software for periodontal examinations.
PT Dental, PT Dental Update: Paperless technologies.
Rapid Call : Automated voicemail message deployment.
Smile Reminder: Patient messaging, bridges to Open Dental.
SteriSimple: Reprocessing solution.
Trojan: Insurance benefit information.
X-Charge: Credit card processing.
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.