Archive for June, 2011

Further Practice Customising in Praktika

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

The Team Praktika is happy to announce our recent release of another exciting and long awaited feature – further practice settings customisation. To see the new features, please go to the Management -> Practice Details, and at the bottom of the page you will see 2 new buttons for Quotes and Appointment settings.


Menu Items

Settings buttons

Praktika users are now able to customise the way their quotations are printed. For instance, if you prefer to title your quotes as “Treatment Plans” or  “Estimates” you can simply change  it in the Quotes settings.



The top section and bottom section with Terms and Conditions are also fully customisable. In the custom text fields Praktika users are now able to use a set of useful macros which allow you to create  flexible and highly tailored  templates.


For the appointments users are now able to customise the default SMS reminder text using the available macros.



We intend to continue adding configurable parameters to Praktika, so that you could adjust the interface to better suit your needs.


Patient Account Statements updated

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

The Patient Account Statements screen has been recently updated.

Firstly, we renamed the button from “Accounts” to “Account Statements”.

Secondly, we updated the screen and print-out layout to the industry standards. All procedures will have the provider name and number included.

The third very important feature is an ability to issue Account Statements for linked accounts. For example, if a mother and daughter are both patients of the same clinic and they both received treatment you will be able to print out an Account Statement containing procedures and payments for both of them. For that you have to select a new check box “Include All Guarantees”. This feature works both ways, i.e. you will see the daughter’s accounts from her mother’s account and vice versa.




The GST Report

Monday, June 20th, 2011

We have recently released our new GST Report which collects and sums up all the completed procedures containing the GST component. Usually dentists don’t have many of those, however, if a clinic sells stock items this will be very handy when completing Business Activity Statements.

The report is located in the financial sections of the Reports Module.

How to change provider number in Praktika?

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

When new provider account is created it gets the default provider number ‘0000000Y’. In order to change, you have to visit Management ->Practice Staff  screen and then double click on the column which displays the current provider number.

Praktika will prompt you to enter new provider number which should be exactly 8 digits long with a last letter digit.

If you made a mistake or new provider number does not pass the validation check, the system will show an error message and update of the provider number will be canceled.

Staff Management updated

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

We have recently released a new feature in Staff Management module – staff resignations.

When you your staff members resigns you should go to the Managment -> Practice Staff screen and then click on the new “Resign” button.

The system will ask you to enter the resignation date:

The staff member will not appear in any lists, unless it is a provider.  Providers will be still shown in all reports and also you will be able to select this provider for the existing appointments.

The resignation procedure is reversible, meaning that if you did it by mistake or the staff member eventually returned back it is very easy to restore the membership – there is cross button “X’ next to the resignation date – simply click on it and Praktika will restore staff member account.

You also have an option of suspending staff member account without a resignation. For that, you have to click on Lock Out button.

To unlock user account please call Praktika Online Dental Software support line 03 9005 5432.