Do you have digital X-rays or dental images from other sources which you would like to bring into a patient’s record? Image files (.bmp, .png, .jpg, and .tiff) can be imported directly into Dentrix Ascend Imaging. Many dental image types are supported, including radiographs, intra-oral photos, extra-oral photos, and Panoramics. The original date of the image can also be attached to the image.

How to:

  1. Select the patient and navigate to the Acquire Images page.

  1. Select the imaging procedure type (for example, Bitewing Two Images), and then select the Import Images tab.

  1. Select one of these options:
    • Completed Procedure – Use this for a procedure that you are performing. Today’s date and time will be associated with the procedure.
    • Existing Procedure – Use this for a procedure that was performed prior to today (and may already have been billed to the patient’s insurance carrier). Specify the date that the procedure was performed.
  2. Billing options are grayed out when you select the Existing Procedure option. If the procedure you are completing today needs to be billed to insurance, fill out the Billing Options fields as appropriate.

  1. Click Proceed with Acquisition. In the Acquisition Status panel that opens, click Start Importing to open a file search box. Then, locate the files, select them, and click Open. The images will appear at the bottom of the import screen.

  1. Drag and drop the images into the template area above. When you are finished, click Begin Uploading. A green icon with a checkmark tells you when each image has finished uploading. Click Continue to complete the import process.

Additional Information

  • When importing images that are extra-oral or intra-oral, you will have the ability to select the area or tooth number.
  • For Mac users, when you click “start importing”, the dialog box doesn’t automatically open; you must select the Acquisition Agent located on your task bar at the bottom of your screen to select your photos. You can also drag and drop your images from the desktop directly into the import area.
  • As you import each image, you have the option to rotate it or to automatically apply an enhancement.