The ToothPics company is releasing ToothPics Dental Practice Management Software 6, a full featured dental software package that enables the practitioner to work from the Scheduler, Directory, or Dental Chart components.
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The application has Cashier, Billing and Reports and Electronic Claims functions, as well as Clinical and Imaging Features. Plus, ToothPics 6 now includes the Best Scheduler, more imaging features, and a completely re-designed interface.
“This interface allows current users of Mac OS 9 to become familiar with the new interface without adding Mac OS X to the environment,” Gary Pulis of ToothPics told MacCentral.
Version 6 runs under the Classic environment of Mac OS X, as well. It requires 8 to 32MB of RAM. Version 6 requires Mac OS 9.x. However, version 7, due in late 2002, will be Mac OS X native and take full advantage of the Aqua interface, Pulis said.
Meanwhile, version 5 is still available for older, pre-PowerPC Macs. It includes QuickTime image capture and management, word processing templates, a bridge to AppleWorks, and a bridge to external scheduling programs and personal information managers. Version 5 requires as little as 4MB of RAM and Mac OS 7.5 or greater. It, too, is compatible with Mac OS X under Classic. All new releases (from version 6 forward) interface with the Cygnus Technologies’ Micro Intraoral camera and Digital Radiography system.
“We take full advantage of all the great Apple technologies for great imaging,” Pulis said. “We have examples in the field of bridges between other existing systems. We are in contact with many DentalMac offices, who have been awaiting this release. We have taken suggestions from them for the software features and for ways to make a smooth transition from DentalMac to ToothPics.”
Dental Mac, the popular Mac application for dentists, is no longer being developed. Originally developed by Unident, Dental Mac was purchased by PracticeWorks in 2000 and development ceased in March 2001.
“We are also in conversation with dental consultants who wish to place turn-key systems into the offices of new dental school graduates,” Pulis said. “The Mac OS X with its Unix base is becoming more attractive to businesses and accountants love the return-on-investment offered by the Mac.”
For more info, including pricing, go to the ToothPics Web site or send them an