The Appointment Book stores data for appointments as far into the past as you have been using Dentrix Enterprise. After your practice has been using Dentrix Enterprise for several years, you can accumulate a large amount of data stored in the Appointment Book. You can purge the Appointment Book of data from several years ago to decrease the amount of data being stored in the Appointment Book and possibly speed up your system.  

How To:

To purge appointments: 

  1. Open the Purge Appointments utility. From the Appointment Book, click File > Purge Appointments
Purge Appointments

Determine the cutoff date you want to use to purge appointments. For example, if you want to continue to see appointments for the past two years in the Appointment Book, set the cutoff date for two years and one day in the past. Any appointments that were scheduled before the cutoff date will be deleted from the Appointment Book.  

Note: Dentrix Enterprise automatically adds an Office Journal entry for the patient that notes the date, time, and reason for the purged appointment, so you still have a record of it. 

Additional Information:

  • View the Purging appointments Help topic to learn more about purging appointments from the Appointment Book. 
  • To purge appointments for all clinics, use the Purge Appointments utility in the Office Manager.