Dolphin Aquarium© Patient Case Presentation Software

Designed for interactive patient education and case presentation, Aquarium is a dynamic communication tool that fully utilizes high-quality 3D graphics. It is designed to demonstrate common and complex topics including diagnostic findings, oral surgery and orthodontic procedures, appliance use, hygiene, and more.

Visualization is an effective educational tool. It promotes comprehension that eases communication with colleagues and patients of all ages. Aquarium uses stunning 3D graphics to demonstrate the common and complex topics that are involved in diagnosis and treatment planning. Educated patients are more likely to exhibit a greater rate of case acceptance, and demonstrate a higher rate of compliance.


  • Comprehensive library of topics.
  • 3D animation, full-motion video, and before-and-after photos.
  • Clinically accurate.
  • Keep a time-stamped log of which movies each patient has viewed.
  • Personalizable content.
  • Add your practice logo to exported movies.
  • Favorites/Playlist features.
  • Network-ready.
  • Dual monitor support.
  • Automatic updates delivered via the Internet.
  • Full interoperability with Dolphin Imaging and Dolphin Management.
  • Export movies for use on your Web site; PowerPoint presentation; or portable media player.
  • Publish playlists to CD/DVD or flash drive for patients to view at home.
  • Drag/Drop and Copy/Paste in and out of Aquarium.
  • Record your own audio narration to any movie.
  • Multiple selection support (play several movies in the order clicked).
  • Zoomable user interface.
  • Available in the following launguages: English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Russian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese – with more on the way!
  • Choice of interface theme designs.
  • Hide unneeded content for procedures and appliances you don’t use.

Fresh Graphical User Interface

The Aquarium interface is user-friendly and designed so that any member of your staff can easily operate it. Use the Playlists file to store linked, thematic media sequences for a one-click launch anytime! The navigation page allows you to visually scan the contents of the library, and also lets you preview the files.

Topics are categorized intuitively, so the appropriate media can be located quickly and efficiently. A search feature also lets you find topics by keyword. You also have the ability to create your own file of favorite media and store it under Playlists for easy searching.

A selection of thematic “skins” lets you change the ambience of the interface according to your mood or patient personality.

Technical Capabilities

Aquarium will display with consistent quality on monitors of all sizes, including wide screen monitors. Unlike many other similar programs, Aquarium content automatically conforms to your display, with no need to reconfigure computer resolution.

Aquarium also supports dual monitor configurations. If you own Dolphin Imaging you can display the patient’s own images on one monitor while playing Aquarium on the other monitor.

With the appropriate setup, Aquarium can also be shared on your system’s network. Purchase the appropriate license to allow concurrent usage of Aquarium. Aquarium integrates with both Dolphin Imaging and Dolphin Management, and it can also be used as a standalone system.

System Requirements

Dolphin Aquarium 3 requires Windows Vista, Windows 7, 8 or 10. For all supported O/S’s, Dolphin Aquarium 3 supports both the 32 and 64-bit versions, and supports the Business, Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate Editions.

Dolphin recommends Windows 8 or 10 set for automatic critical updates, along with up-to-date virus, spyware and firewall software, and a Windows password.

  • All Microsoft Critical Updates, including Internet Explorer version 10.
  • Pentium 4-1.8 GHz or faster.
  • 1 GB RAM.
  • 40 GB available disk space on standalone machine or server. 5 GB available disk space on client machines.
  • Broadband Internet connection.
  • Monitor with a display resolution of at least 1024 × 768 (XGA).

Since Aquarium is a graphics intensive application, we do not guarantee it running properly over any form of terminal technology (Windows Remote Desktop, Citrix, PCAnywhere, VNC, etc.), although if you have a fast LAN connection to your server, you may be able to make it work acceptably.

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