Ortho2, Ames, Iowa, has released Edge 4, the company’s latest version of its practice-management software.

The new Edge 4 includes Timepoint Morphing, a new tool to show patients the transformation they have gone through during treatment. In addition, Edge 4 features ABO case submission and the ability to schedule patient reminders.

Edge offices will have the ability to auto-navigate to the date of an appointment when scheduling using the Smart Scheduler, opening a patient’s appointment history directly from the Scheduler, as well as new financial features like designating a contract as open-ended and changing the total treatment fee of an existing contract.

Other new features include barcode support, allowing users to assign barcodes to appliances or patient records for tracking; new widgets including the session, calculator, and quick report widgets; new reports including Transaction Report Log, Patients with No Appointments, Doctor Time, and Practice Monitor; and the ability to expand the tooth chart to fill the entire page.

The company, which in March launched Practice Connect, a practice-branded Android and iPhone app that gives practices the ability to share information with current and prospective patients and parents, has added another mobile option to its offerings. Edge Mobile is a free Android and iPhone app that gives the doctor or office access to patient and professional information, scheduling and appointments, Stacks, and various user-defined charts.