Tuesday, December 16, 2014

For the Accountant in the practice . . .


We all know how amazing Dentrix is for managing your patient information, charting your patient’s clinical data, and providing you with a mountain of reporting options … but what about going a step further and downloading the numbers directly into your Quickbooks software? I bet you didn’t even know Dentrix could do that, did you? Let me tell you how.

If you have access to the Dentrix Resource Center, you can go directly to Article #22921 and read all about it. However, if that is not an option for you, here are some basic instructions with screen shots. First, go to the Office Manager > Maintenance > Practice Setup > Preferences and click on the Paths tab to check the DXPort path. This is where it will export the information. To set up the export to Quickbooks, you will go to the Office Manager > Analysis > DXPort Setup, then follow the instructions.

After you have successfully exported your Dentrix file, you can import and open it up in Quickbooks. Open Quickbooks for the “Company” the office uses. Choose File > Utilities > Import, then browse to the DentrixAR.IIF file that was exported and double click on it. Click chart of accounts and you should be able to view the figures just imported.

NOTE: If you need more help with importing the DentrixAR.IIF file into Quickbooks, you will need to call Quickbooks because the Dentrix customer service department does not support the Quickbooks program, only the DXPort program.

Using this feature in your Dentrix software could save you time and import more accurate figures for your accountant.


Dayna Johnson, Certified Dentrix Trainer
Dayna loves her work. She has over 25 years of experience in the dental industry, and she’s passionate about building efficient, consistent, and secure practice management systems. Dayna knows that your entire day revolves around your practice management software—the better you learn to use it, the more productive and stress-free your office will be. In 2016, Dayna founded Novonee ™, The Premier Dentrix Community, to help cultivate Dentrix super-users all over the country. Learn more from Dayna at www.novonee.com and contact Dayna at dayna@novonee.com.


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