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Installing the Dentally Imaging Bridge on Windows
Installing the Dentally Imaging Bridge on Windows

How to install the Dentally imaging software bridge on a windows machine?

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Written by Amber Morris
Updated over a week ago

In order for Dentally to communicate with your existing, third-party software a small bridge program is required, which can be installed by following these simple steps:

1. Install the Dentally Software Bridge Chrome extension. This can be found here.

2. Install the software bridge using our installer. This can be found here. Once downloaded, open the zip file and click to install the file and follow the wizard.

When you extract the files, you need to run the install file with administrative privileges otherwise the bridge will not work. Please contact your IT if you are unsure of your admin credentials.

3. Setting up configurations: after the file is installed, ensure that you have all the required information selected for the profiles you need to support as you will now need to configure the Google Chrome Imaging bridge Extension

Default options

Some of the fields may contain a default button that will fill in the field with the standard configuration for your imaging software. Setups vary, so the defaults may not always be suitable for you. It may at least give you a hint as to the format or approximate location which needs to be entered.

ID Field

The ID you would like the link to use. If the imaging software has been previously linked to another practice management system, we recommend using legacy ID to avoid creating duplicate patients.

Software Path

This is the path where the program you wish to link to is installed. Usually, it is in Program Files directory but depending on where it was selected at installation it may also be Program Files (x86). To find the path where the program is located, right-click on the icon for the imaging program (what you usually click to start it) and select Properties. The path is then listed under Start In. Copy this path into the Imaging Software Path field in the extension option. Remember to remove the surrounding quotations.

Storage Location Path

This is where the program stores the images it creates. This is usually in a location all computers on the network have access to, such as a networked hard drive or server. It varies between systems but is usually decided when the imaging software was installed by a technician from the imaging company. Depending on the software you may be able to locate it by browsing the program’s settings or searching for images on the computer/network.

Multiple Imaging Bridges

You are able to setup multiple bridges with Dentally. To set up a second bridge, open the options pop-up as before where you should see your existing bridges. To create a new bridge click Add New Bridge and repeat the process as outlined above. When multiple bridges are installed, clicking on the tooth icon in the address bar will reveal multiple icons, one for each of the installed bridges. Simply select the icon of the program you wish to open.

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