Whenever you merge letters in Dentrix or export data from a letter merge or report, Dentrix keeps a log file of that export. It’s important to purge these exported files from your database on a regular basis, even daily. Having a large number of exported files can dramatically increase the size of your database. But more importantly, these exported files often include patient information and other sensitive data that you should protect by deleting them. To purge exported files:

  1. Open the Purge Exported Files Utility. From the Office Manager, click Maintenance > Purge Exported Files.
  2. Select the information you want to purge. Uncheck any items in the list that you do not want to delete.