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How to use the Dentrix G5 Link

Sending patient information from Dentrix to DentalWriter

The Dentrix G5.1 link allows Patient data (defined below) to be sent between the Dentrix G5 and DentalWriter applications. The data feed is one-way from Dentrix to DentalWriter and can be initiated using one of two user actions.


The supported 2 actions are as follows:

1. Send selected Dentrix Patient data from Dentrix via the dentriXlink button

2. Query and pull Dentrix Patient data from DentalWriter Patient Screen

The following Patient data is synched:
• Dentrix Patient ID (Unique ID)
• Patient Name
    First Name
    Middle Initial
    Last Name

• Title
• Address
• Address Line 1

    Address Line 2
    City
    State
    Zip code

• Gender
• DOB
• SSN
• Home Phone
• Work Phone
• Cell Phone
• Email address

Note: Any data that cannot be transferred or is incompatible can be entered in DentalWriter by hand.

How to use the Dentrix G5 Link

The sections below will summarize how to use the Dentrix G5 link.

Use case 1: Send selected Dentrix Patient data via the dentriXlink button

Step 1- Close DentalWriter from your desktop if it is open. The link will NOT work if DentalWriter is open and running.
Step 2- Open a Patient in one of the Dentrix components supporting the dentriXlink functionality.

Step 3- Click the dentriXlink button from the Dentrix toolbar.

If necessary, the user will be required to select a patient.

This will open a small dialog in a separate window showing the DentalWriter icon.

Step 4- Click the DW Icon to initiate the Patient feed into DentalWriter.

Step 5- DentalWriter will open automatically and confirm the import request from Dentrix. The user will be asked whether to import the patient into DentalWriter.

Click Yes to start import process.

Step 5- The DentalWriter New Patient dialog is shown allowing the user to update/confirm patient information.

Step 6- When all data has been confirmed, click the Save/Save and Close button.

NOTE: Any required information not sent by Dentrix will be required prior to saving patient.

Use Case 2: Query and pull Dentrix Patient data from DentalWriter Patient Screen

Step 1- Click the Add New Patient or Open Existing Patient from DentalWriter.

The New Patient screen is shown

Step 2- Click the Change button next to Patient ID to initiate the query to Dentrix.

Step 3- Click Yes at the prompt to display the DentalWriter query from Dentrix.

DentalWriter will open the Patient query form

Step 4- Use the search form to query the Dentrix patient. Matching results will be displayed in the results list.

Step 5- Double-Click the patient row to start the import process.

The DentalWriter New Patient Dialog is shown allowing the user to update/confirm patient information.

Step 6- When all data has been confirmed, click Save/Save and Close button.

NOTE: Any required information not sent by Dentrix will be required prior to saving patient.