Henry Schein Inc,Melville, NY, has launched Dentrix® G5, a new version of its Dentrixpractice-management system. The new system features a new SQL databasearchitecture, which allows Dentrix to become an “open platform,”according to the company, enabling other dental applications andtechnology to link directly into Dentrix.

Currently, more than 37 developers are reportedly writingDentrix-compatible applications through Henry Schein’s Dentrix DeveloperProgram, which provides software developers with tools and acertification program for developing applications that work with DentrixG5. Once developers certify their Dentrix application in the developerprogram, they can add a new “Dentrix G5 Connected” logo to theirmarketing materials, allowing Dentrix users to identify applicationsdesigned for their system.

Applications with the Dentrix G5 Connected logo will also work withsubsequent upgrades to Dentrix. All Dentrix G5 Connected applicationswill be available on the Dentrix.com Web site.

The new version of Dentrix G5 also features the ElectronicExplanation of Benefits, which allows practices to receive, review, andautomatically record insurance payments and adjustments for claimssubmitted electronically using the Dentrix eClaims software. A ScreenCapture utility, Dentrix Dentalink instant messaging, and the newDentrix Mobile upgrade are also available.

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