Henry Schein Inc, Melville, NY, has released DENTRIX G4, the latest upgrade to its practice-management software system.

Enhancements in the new version include the following:

• Family Alerts: A practice can now choose to apply an alert to the patient’s entire family or to specific family members, so only one alert is created. Other features include custom alert note tem­plates and the ability to insert alert datelines and creation dates. 

• Default Payment Allocations and Payments: The practice can set a default payment allocation to either the guarantor’s provider or a split payment option. And for faster searching, the practice can now search for specific payments by check number, amount, date, insurance carrier, or guarantor, and a report of the results can be printed.

• Billing Statements and Insurance Claims: Administrators can now specify whether to send billing statements to batch and print at any time or electronically, as well as send insurance claims electronically by default and receive a real-time notice when submitting real-time electronic claims.

• Personal Preference Customization: Users can create and manage custom procedure button sets for the Tooth Chart as well as personal preferences that will appear on any computer in the network.

• Quick Access to Training Resources: Customers subscribed to a customer service plan now have one-click access to 41 different topics 24/7 at www.dentrix.com.

DENTRIX G4 will be automatically shipped to customers subscribed to a customer service plan. Unlimited, toll-free technical support, upgrades, electronic backup, a basic Web site, access to knowledgebase resources, online training courses, and discounts are included with the DENTRIX customer service plan. Practices that are not subscribed to a customer service plan can call (800) DENTRIX to learn how they can upgrade.