In order to use some of PracticeDent’s extended functionalities – such as incoming mail sorting, X-Ray and IMS integration – you will need to install the PracticeDent Plugin. This is a small and lightweight application, whose main task is to help you make PracticeDent play nicely with the pre-existing software and hardware (such as X-Ray, DICOM viewer, IMS programs) on each computer you want to use.
Note that the PracticeDent Plugin is not required – you only need it when you want to be able to use X-Ray integration (DICOM), IMS integration and automatic sorting of incoming mail on a specific computer.
For the time being, the Plugin is only natively available for Windows operating systems. However, while we’re working on bringing it natively to OS X and Linux, it can easily be installed on any OS X and Linux machine with the help of a large number of virtualization programs, such as Oracle VM VirtualBox (free), Parallels Desktop (paid), and others. Continue reading “Intro to the PracticeDent Plugin”
One of the big reasons cloud software is simply better than regular old installable programs is the fact that updates and upgrades to the system happen seamlessly and require no effort on the user’s part. And since one of our main goals is to implement customer feedback and to keep improving PracticeDent, we are happy to present
The Communication Center
This is the first implementation of a complete messaging system within the PracticeDent platform. Up until now, you could simply exchange quick messages with your colleagues via the internal messaging system (the chat), or send texts (SMS) to your patients from specific places within the app.
We have now introduced a more thorough system, which lets you view all incoming* and outgoing messages in one place – including e-mail, SMS (and soon – documents, prepared for snail mail). This can be found under the Communication item in the main menu, which has replaced the previous Recycle Bin item (Recycle Bin can now be accessed via a trashcan icon in the right section of the main menu).
Continue reading “Introducing – the Communication Center”