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DataGrabber is a Windows’ System Tray application that understands how to bridge patients that you have open in one application to another application.

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Price now includes first year of updates and support. After one (1) year, DataGrabber Support will be required.

DataGrabber allows you to bridge patient information from a wide variety of patient management software packages to your digital imaging software. This removes the added work of repeatedly typing in patient demographic information (name, DOB, SSN, ID, gender) in multiple softwares.

With DataGrabber, you can simply open your patient’s chart or appointment window in the patient management software, then click an icon that will always appear in the bottom right (next to the clock), and DataGrabber will do the rest. If your imaging software is not yet open, DataGrabber will open it for you, and then automatically open the patient’s corresponding record in your imaging software. If it is a new patient, DataGrabber will pass the patient’s demographic information to the imaging software, allowing it to proceed with creating a new patient record. From there, you can capture new images, or view your existing images.

Once you move on to the next patient, simply open their chart, appointment window, etc, in the patient management software, and then click the DataGrabber icon. The rest will be done for you.

DataGrabber also offers the ability to receive patient demographic information from a patient management software. So if your PM system offers built-in buttons to launch imaging softwares, but your imaging software is not in their list, you can simply customize it to launch DataGrabber instead. Once this is setup, you can simply click the built-in button in your PM software, and DataGrabber will pass the patient demographic information to your imaging software, allowing you to immediately capture or view images for that patient.

DataGrabber is also highly customizable, so if you would like to bridge from a certain window in your PM software, give us a call and we can easily determine whether this will be possible. Likewise, if your PM software is currently not supported by DataGrabber, we can usually remotely login to your system and create a custom bridge in a few minutes. Simply call us to discuss your options.

There are two components that allow DataGrabber to bridge patient information from your PM software. The “screen scraping” component will read the patient’s information directly from the window you have open. DataGrabber then passes this information to the DataDrill component, which will look up any other patient data (e.g. DOB, SSN, ID) directly in the PM database. Once DataGrabber has all of the patient’s information, it will pass the data to your imaging software.

The DataGrabber functionality is included for free in our Apteryx Imaging product line through Name Grabber, allowing users who purchase our imaging software to bridge from the same wide variety of patient management systems.


Version 1.2 Revised 1.31.20

NameGrabber/DataGrabber PM Compatibility

OVERVIEW: NameGrabber/DataGrabber and PM Support Information


The NameGrabber™ (which is bundled with XrayVision and XVLite) and DataGrabber tools allow users to bridge patient information from a Practice Management (PM) software package to their digital imaging software. Whereas NameGrabber only supports bridging to Apteryx Imaging software, DataGrabber is capable of bridging to many popular third-party, digital imaging software solutions.

NameGrabber (NG) and DataGrabber (DG) have the capability to read basic patient information from a PM application window, such as the Patient Chart, using PM-specific “Sniffer Definitions” created by Apteryx. NG and DG also work in tandem with a PM-specific “DataDrill” that extracts additional patient and demographic information (patient id; gender; date of birth; etc.) from the PM database, and uses this information to launch and open or create a new patient record in the imaging software.

Refer to the tables below for complete support information.

Practice Management Support

NG and DG support a wide variety of PM software pages. Some are fully supported (Sniffer Definition and DataDrill available) while others are partially supported (Either Sniffer Definition or DataDrill available).

Although Apteryx may support a particular PM application, there are some that are known to have the capability to directly bridge to specific imaging software, therefore, negating the need to use NG/DG. These are marked with an asterisk (*) below. Apteryx, Inc. recommends users check with their PM support desk first to see if their built-in integration can be utilized to bridge, before implementing NG or DG.


Full Support Partial Support: Sniffer Definition Only Partial Support: DataDrill Only Known PM Software with Direct Integration to Apteryx Imaging
  • ABELDent*
  • Ace
  • BridgeIT
  • Carestream Trophy Gestion (French)
  • Computer Age Dentist
  • Cornerstone
  • DentalVision*
  • DentiMax*
  • Dentisoft*
  • Dentrix
  • Dentrix Enterprise
  • Dentrix G5
  • Dentrix G6
  • E.Z.
  • EagleSoft
  • Easy Dental
  • EasyDent
  • Exact Dental
  • First Pacific
  • Intellident
  • Julie
  • OpenDental*
  • OrthoTrack
  • Orthoware
  • Patient Base
  • PefectByte
  • PracticeWeb (Resold version of OpenDental)*
  • PracticeWorks*
  • Softdent
  • Windent
  • AltaPoint
  • AVI Mark
  • Dental Works
  • DentalMate
  • Discus
  • Domtrak
  • DVMax
  • Innova
  • IntraVet
  • Mediadent
  • meerMANAGER
  • MOGO*
  • NextGen
  • OMSVision*
  • Oral Surgery Exec (Oral Exec – Dental Exec – Perio Exec)*
  • ScanDent
  • VersaSuite
  • Visiodent
  • Walrus
  • WinOMS
  • XLDent
  • Centricity
  • Diamond Dental Software (DDS)*
  • Camsight CDM
  • PerioVision
  • Primadent
  • Radiology Lab Management Systems (RLMS)
  • The Digital Office (TDO)
  • Time
  • ABELDent
  • Alpha Dent
  • Autopia
  • CareStack
  • Data Team
  • Dentech by Softech
  • DentiMax
  • Dentisoft
  • Diamond Dental Software (DDS)
  • DOM for Windows/
    DOM Enterprise
    (BRS Dental)
  • DOX (KSB Dental)
  • EasyDent (DataTec)
  • EDDSON (Goetze Dental)
  • First Pacific Corporation (FPC)
  • Genesis
  • LiveDDM
  • Logic Tech Paradigm
  • MacPractice
  • Maxident
  • MOGO
  • OpenDental / PracticeWeb
  • OMS Vision / DentalVision
  • Oral Exec/Dental Exec/Perio Exec
  • PBS Endo
  • PerfectByte
  • Planet DDS
  • PracticeWorks
  • QSI Dental
  • XLDent by PEB

DataGrabber Imaging Software Support

Whereas NameGrabber only bridges PM softwares to Apteryx Imaging solutions (XrayVision/XVLite), DataGrabber (DG) bridges PM softwares to many popular third-party, digital imaging software solutions. It provides built-in integration to many popular, third-party digital imaging software solutions. The list is expanded when you include imaging software solutions that support command-line functionality. Command line support allows external applications, such as DG, to send commands to the imaging software to perform actions such as open or create patients.

Refer to the table below for complete DG digital imaging software support information.

DG Out-of-the-Box Imaging Software Support DG Imaging Software Support via Command Line Bridging
  • Apixia Digirex
  • Canary System
  • Cliniview (Soredex / Instrumentarium)
  • Cliosoft
  • Dexis
  • Dimaxis (Planmeca)
  • EvaSoft (ImageWorks)
  • MyRay RayMage (Cefla)
  • Patterson Imaging
  • PerioPal
  • ProImage (AFP / Dent-X / ImageWorks)
  • Quickvision (Owandy)
  • Romexis (Planmeca)
  • Scanora (Soredex / Henry Schein)
  • Schick CDR / CDR DICOM
  • Sidexis (Sirona)
  • SmartDent (RayScan)
  • Vatech EasyDent (Ewoo)
  • Vatech EzDent-i
  • XVWeb Cloud Imaging (Apteryx)
  • BioPAK (Bio Resarch)
  • CADI
  • Camsight Digital X-ray (CDMx)
  • Cerec (Sirona)
  • Choice Imaging
  • CR LAB (CleaRay)
  • Dental Studio (Villa)
  • DentForms (MedicTalk)
  • DXIS
  • Florida Probe
  • ImageFX
  • Kodak Dental Imaging (Trophy)
  • MediaDent
  • MiPACS (Medicor)
  • OrthoPlex (GAC)
  • PatientGallery
  • PreXion
  • Progeny Imaging
  • QuantorDent (3DISC Imaging)
  • Sopro Imaging (Acteon)
  • Speedvision (Lightyear)
  • T-Scan (Tekscan)
  • TigerView
  • Triana (Genoray)
  • Trophy
  • Visora (Cieos)
  • Vixwin (Gendex)
  • XDR




File Downloads

DataGrabber System Requirements

DataGrabber Installation Guide

DataGrabber User Manual

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