This article will walk you through some simple settings within Dentrix that you will need to configure if you want confirmation statuses other than the default "Confirmed" status within Dentrix to register as confirmed within Dental Intel.

For each appointment created within Dentrix, Dental Intel is looking at box titled "Status" on the appointment to determine whether or not an appointment is confirmed, here:

The options in the drop-down menu are defined in Dentrix under Office Manager -> Maintenance -> Practice Setup -> Definitions. For each appointment confirmation type, there is an ID, an abbreviation, and a description. The abbreviation is what you see when you click on the drop-down menu on the appointment, but the description is where Dental Intel is looking to determine whether or not that confirmation type counts as confirmed. If the description contains the word "Confirmed", Dental Intel will count all appointments with that status as confirmed. If it does not contain that word, we will show those appointments as unconfirmed. Here are some examples from Dentrix that will count as confirmed in Dental Intel:

Note that the Highlighted "Not Confirmed" status is manually excluded by Dental Intel, and does not count as Confirmed, but any other custom status with the description "Not Confirmed" or similar may count as "Confirmed" because it contains the word "confirmed".

Often, other third-party appointment confirmation softwares will create their own confirmation types for the appointments they confirm, and those appointments will not track correctly as confirmed in Dental Intel. Simply adding the word "Confirmed" to the end of the description for that confirmation type will correct the issue within Dental Intel on the next nightly sync.

As always, feel free to contact support through our messaging service or at 801-717-2777 ext. 2 with further questions.

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