Archive for July, 2010

Dental Industry Association (ADIA) Exhibition in Melbourne is coming (Dentistry2010)

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

We are pleased to invite you to our stand at the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) Exhibition, which will be held along with the ADAVB Convention Dentistry2010.30-31 July 2010, Melbourne Exhibition Centre,  Stand 85

At the Exhibition we will demonstrate the advantages of Praktika® – the most affordable dental practice management software on the market – a solution that can save you thousands of dollars both in the short and long runs.

Praktika is a powerful Internet-based application that can be configured to the needs of your dental practice.

Praktika has many advantages over the traditional software packages, to name just a few:

  • low cost of acquisition and running
  • no upfront purchases
  • unprecedented multiple-location practice support
  • fully hosted IT management where all backups and updates are included in the price
  • true cross-platform compatibility (Macs or PC)
  • 24/7 availability from any location with the Internet access, and
  • unparalleled security of data.

We will be offering an Exhibition special to all visitors to our stand: an extended 2-month free trial.

For more information, please visit where you can also arrange your free no-obligation Test Drive.

Looking forward to meeting you at the venue.

Finding duplicate patient records

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

This is a common situation when a patient record is created in a hurry. Usually, it is a misspelled name or it can be  a last name stored in a first name’s field.

To help find these duplicate records, we have released a new “Finding Duplicate Patients” tool, which is located in “Patient Directory” tab.

There you can use two search options:

– Names, or

– Phone numbers.

The first option is simply looking for matching first  and  last names, while the second option is looking for similar home, work or mobile phone numbers.

The resulting table can be sorted by clicking on the column headers.

We have also created the merge tool to combine two patient files records, but currently this tool is under our internal testing and not available to Praktika end-users. The reason for that is that the produced merged file is irreversible and if someone does it by mistake it will take a lot of efforts to restore both patient files from the backup. As soon as we come out with a version which will allow the reversible merge, we will release it to our all customers. In the meantime, if you find duplicate records, please email a merge request to and we will do it for you.