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by RickInHouston
Wed Sep 15, 2021 9:41 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Apteryx
Replies: 24
Views: 11122

Re: Apteryx

JUST what I wanted to hear. Is there a conversion process?
by RickInHouston
Wed Sep 15, 2021 5:32 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Apteryx
Replies: 24
Views: 11122

Re: Apteryx

I, then, have two options: 1. find a software that reads XDR sensors and ScanX plates. 2. replace my computer hardware of any old workstation by??? Is it Dec 31, 2021 or June 1, 2023??? What date would be the last time I can transfer my license to a different bit of hardware? ***************Sunset M...
by RickInHouston
Tue Jul 06, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Server replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 4072

Re: Server replacement

I replaced mine over the Covid holiday last year. SSD drive. I used an i7 from last year to save a few bucks. Built it myself.
by RickInHouston
Tue Jul 06, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: New server - solid state drive or regular disk drive?
Replies: 5
Views: 5019

Re: New server - solid state drive or regular disk drive?

I built my own with SSD and SSD backup drive. I, stupidly, had my server in the utility room where it was quite humid. I barely replaced it in time. I copied all files to the new drive. I was going to make a backup copy and the damned drive died. Thank goodness the first copy was good! Moved it out ...
by RickInHouston
Tue Jul 06, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Apteryx
Replies: 24
Views: 11122

Re: Apteryx

I hope they let us know with plenty of time...

But, won't the software work, as it, if no updates are needed?
by RickInHouston
Mon Mar 01, 2021 6:58 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Radiographs and Intraoral Cameras
Replies: 46
Views: 67820

Re: Radiographs and Intraoral Cameras

This is great news (I think) for an Apteryx user.

I have XDR sensors. I also have plates - ScanX. Is there a way to bring those over?
by RickInHouston
Mon Nov 02, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Karen's Replicator has been UPDATED!
Replies: 4
Views: 2862

Re: Karen's Replicator has been UPDATED!

Thanks, Joe. It was the mysql file, for some technical reason, that could no longer be copied, I believe.

Anyway, so glad to see it back and viable. It was my go-to for years.
by RickInHouston
Mon Nov 02, 2020 6:34 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Karen's Replicator has been UPDATED!
Replies: 4
Views: 2862

Karen's Replicator has been UPDATED!

I used Karen's Replicator (Google it) as my backup software. It's freeware. Windows 10 killed it's functionality. Sounds like the gentleman that wrote the code died a few years ago. Karen's Tools page says the kids picked up the ball and updated the code. It now is supposed to work with Windows 10. ...
by RickInHouston
Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: CAQH for insurance payments
Replies: 1
Views: 9502

CAQH for insurance payments

Is anyone using CAQH to process insurance payments? I am trying them to reduce the insurance credit card process and eliminate this fee for processing insurance payments. Does anyone else you this service? I have signed up for one insurance company - Aetna. I have received an email from my bank mone...
by RickInHouston
Wed May 22, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Open Dental since 2005 - Haven't kept up!
Replies: 3
Views: 3437

Re: Open Dental since 2005 - Haven't kept up!

Thank you for your reply. I like the idea of adding email for recall. Does that require a domain name email or will gmail work? I'll start with that. Would like to get a nice graphic for a simple recall email and send it off to patients. Thanks, again - Rick P.S. - I vaguely remember when you came o...
by RickInHouston
Wed May 22, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Open Dental since 2005 - Haven't kept up!
Replies: 3
Views: 3437

Open Dental since 2005 - Haven't kept up!

I need other user's help - I've stopped keeping up with Open Dental and need to put back the effort. I've had Open Dental since 2005. Small one doctor office. We use it's basic features and Apteryx for our x-ray program. Send claims electronically (no attachments but would like to), chart, appt entr...
by RickInHouston
Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:53 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Replace workstation
Replies: 1
Views: 2742

Replace workstation

12 year Open Dental Software owner. For about two months, now, my XDR sensor in hygiene has been 'cutting out'. I talked with XDR and they think the sensor is fine from the limited diagnostics they could run. I tried a different workstation with the same results. BUT, stupidly I used a workstation t...
by RickInHouston
Tue Aug 23, 2016 9:42 am
Forum: Sharing
Topic: Updated Endodontic exam and evaluation
Replies: 1
Views: 11843

Re: Updated Endodontic exam and evaluation

How do you utilize it on a day to day basis? Where do you access the form inside Open Dental?

Thank you,

Rick Maloch
by RickInHouston
Tue Aug 23, 2016 9:40 am
Forum: Sharing
Topic: Traumatized tooth exam
Replies: 4
Views: 15776

Re: Traumatized tooth exam

Once the traumatized tooth form has been imported, where do you go inside Open Dental to utilize it?

Thank you,

Rick Maloch
Houston, TX
by RickInHouston
Fri Apr 13, 2012 5:35 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: What is your "Oh no my server crashed" plan?
Replies: 60
Views: 247693

Re: What is your "Oh no my server crashed" plan?

I had two good days with the new server. Went to make a recovery copy of the main drive and it stopped 75% of the way. It said to run chkdsk on the drive. Drive showed errors and it failed to boot from that point forward. Took the drive out to read it with another machine and it couldn't be read. Wo...
by RickInHouston
Wed Apr 11, 2012 12:35 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: What is your "Oh no my server crashed" plan?
Replies: 60
Views: 247693

Re: What is your "Oh no my server crashed" plan?

Thanks for the heads up, bpcomp! I have never stopped the mysql program (and don't even know how to do that) to back it up). For some reason how I got back up and running, without stopping the service, worked! I'll have to look into another plan as you have suggested to solve the problem you brought...
by RickInHouston
Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:18 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: What is your "Oh no my server crashed" plan?
Replies: 60
Views: 247693

Re: What is your "Oh no my server crashed" plan?

Here’s my actual real-world events which took place yesterday April 10. 2012: My old Dell Optiplex ‘server’ running Windows XP for eight computers was shutting down here and there for the past two weeks. It had been running pretty much perfectly for 8 years. I felt it was time for an overhaul. I bou...
by RickInHouston
Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:20 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: What is your "Oh no my server crashed" plan?
Replies: 60
Views: 247693

Re: What is your "Oh no my server crashed" plan?

I’m currently faced with this issue. I have a few questions. I’m running a Windows XP dedicated server for the last 8 years. I’ve been running Soft Dent for the first 5 years and Open Dental for the last 3 years, approximately. My server has stopped running about three times the last two weeks and s...
by RickInHouston
Thu Oct 15, 2009 5:44 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Can Sheets span multiple pages?
Replies: 1
Views: 1944

Can Sheets span multiple pages?

I have decided to use the Consents section of Open Dental for patient information. Here's what I mean: We have patient information forms I've created in Word for Six-Month Braces Information, NTI Information Sheet and Periodontal Information Sheet. Some of these are multiple pages and color. I've ha...
by RickInHouston
Wed May 27, 2009 7:44 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Update Patient Information
Replies: 1
Views: 1860

Update Patient Information

Can a sheet be created that would have all patient information that has been previously entered, along with a medical history form, so that a patient can review this form and make any changes that may apply? Has the Sheets function progressed so that all these variables are now available to create t...