Bridge - Dolphin
Dolphin is imaging software. See Dolphin Website.
To activate the bridge:
- In the main menu click Setup, Program Links. Double click on 'Dolphin from dolphinimaging.com'.
- Check the Enabled box.
- Verify the Path of file to open.
- 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.
- Verify the path for Filename
- Set up a clickable bridge button.
- Under 'Add a button to these toolbars', highlight where to display the button.
- Enter the 'Text on button'.
- (Optional) Import an image to show on the button (22 x 22 pixels).
- Click OK.
The bridge uses two programs:
C:\Dolphin\dolDb.exe Passes information to Dolphin using the specified file. Text is written to a file, and then Dolphin imports it.
C:\Dolphin\dolCtrl.exe Launches Dolphin using the specified patient id.
Everything is based on PatientIds. All changes to patient data are made from within Open Dental, and then kept automatically synchronized based on patientId. The only time that synchronization is performed is when using the bridge to launch a patient in Dolphin. Open Dental never deletes patients from Dolphin.