PreXion Bridge

In the Main Menu, click Setup, Program Links, PreXion Viewer.

PreXion is an imaging software. Website: www.prexion.com.

The PreXion Viewer bridge allows users to view images in PreXion. To take new images, see Prexion Acquire Bridge.

To enable the bridge:

  1. Check the Enabled box.
  2. Enter the Path of file to open as shown.
  3. Enter Additional Properties:
    • Enter 0 to use PatientNum, or 1 to use ChartNum: See below for details. This should typically remain 1.
    • Username: Enter PreXion username.
    • Password: Enter PreXion password.
    • Server Name: Enter the server name.
    • Port: Enter the port specification.
  4. Set up a clickable bridge button.
    1. Under Add a button to these toolbars, highlight where to display the button.
    2. (Optional) Import an image to show on the button (22 x 22 pixels).
  5. If using clinics, click Hide Button for Clinics. Select which clinics the button should display on.
  6. Click OK.

Technical Details

You must use ChartNumber instead of PatNum because the ID used in PreXion is different than the ID used in Open Dental. For each new patient, you will enter them into Open Dental, and then you will again manually enter them into PreXion. PreXion will assign an ID for the new patient, and you must manually enter this ID into the ChartNumber field in the Open Dental Patient Edit window. Once the ChartNumber is entered, the bridge will work for viewing an existing patient's images.

Previously, this bridge had to be created as a custom bridge. The following information relates to PreXion bridges that were custom created in Open Dental.

The command line arguments will be similar to this:

-l shared -p shared -pid [ChartNumber] server 1200

or

-l username -p password -pid [ChartNumber] servername 1200


In the first example, the username and password are both shared. Servername is the name of the PreXion server. 1200 refers to the port.