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It’s Coming! Dentrix G7

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Issue: Volume 2, 2018
Brad Royer, Dentrix Product Manager

g7-220x200.png It’s Coming! Dentrix G7

Dentrix G7 is coming soon in spring 2018. With Dentrix G7, you will see additional features and enhancements that reflect your feedback through User Voice. We are also introducing new innovations in imaging and other aspects of delivering great patient care. Here’s a quick run-down of the new features in G7.

Health History
Have you ever dreamed of a single module to manage allergies, conditions, and medications that didn’t limit you to 64 discrete definition types and could pop-up in different areas of the application depending on severity? How about having it tightly integrated with patient questionnaires so that responses would flow into this module without manual entry? What about a place to capture the patient’s emergency contact and primary care physician’s information?

All of this will be part of our new Health History Module. In addition to these amazing updates, you will have the ability to show the date items were reported to the office, when they first surfaced for the patient and when they are no longer active. Each patient’s medication information will show those prescribed by your office, as well as give a place to list medications that have been prescribed by others.

We are introducing new innovations in imaging and other aspects of delivering great patient care.

Dentrix Smart Image
We have greatly enjoyed our partnership and integration capabilities with DEXIS. However, the market has evolved with respect to distribution agreements for various imaging vendors. With that in mind, we will be expanding Dentrix imaging integration with other vendors and tools into the Dentrix Patient Chart. We will offer enhanced integration capabilities that go beyond what is available today.

Additional Capabilities for Dentrix Pay
In Dentrix G7, we added the ability to link a saved credit card to a payment agreement. You can then charge saved credit cards directly from Payment Agreement Manager.

Dentrix Passwords
In Dentrix G7, it will now be required to use passwords in Dentrix and those passwords will employ today’s standards for complexity and expiration. We recommend today you start ensuring your passwords are enabled and that users have appropriate access to various areas of Dentrix. The password requirements will be a minimum of eight characters with at least one upper and lowercase alpha character, one numeric character, and 1 special character (e.g. #@$*); or passwords with a 12-character minimum.

Upcoming Changes that You Can Prepare for Now
Operating System Requirements
There have been changes to Microsoft operating system requirements with Dentrix, including the use of our eServices. We will no longer be able to process transactions that come from any unsupported Microsoft operating systems. The reason is that these operating systems cannot send data using the latest transport layer security (TLS) version of 1.2 or higher but instead submit using older, outdated methods.

Many of our eServices have officially been moved over to use the latest TLS version of 1.2. Only the following operating systems are supported with Dentrix:

Servers

  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012 Standard/Datacenter (R1/R2)
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard/Enterprise/Datacenter (R2 SP1)
  • Workstations

  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8.1 Professional/Enterprise
  • Windows 7 Professional/Enterprise/Ultimate (SP1)
  • I am very excited about the future as we continue to partner together to continuously improve upon the great foundation of Dentrix. If you have any questions or would like to suggest areas of improvement in the product, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at brad.royer@henryschein.com.