Overview, Comparison, & Features

Open Dental could also be a HIPAA compliant open-source practice management software. 

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 It provides on-premise electronic charting, billing, practice management, and imaging applications that's suitable for any large and tiny practice.

provides a patient portal to form payments, view appointment confirmations, view treatment plans, send or receive webmail, and download summaries of care. The appointment book is often viewed in daily or weekly mode and allows any assistant to look at upcoming patient appointments.

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Key Modules:


First lets understand what to expect from this software in a general overview.


  • Billing/Finance charges
  • Patient clone
  • Medical insurance
  • Dental schools
  • Medicaid

  • Open Dental Mobile
  • Patient Portal
  • Web Forms
  • Mass Email
  • Reactivation list
  • Enterprise setup
  • EHR
  • Repeating charges

  • eClipboard
  • Integrated Texting
  • Automated Messaging
  • Web Sched

Why Choose Opendental?

Open practice management solution includes patient care charts, prescribing capabilities, treatment planning, appointment scheduling with automated appointment reminders, an integrated graphical tooth chart, SMS and email texting, MasterCard processing, and custom reporting

Is Opendental free?
No, to usOpen Dental, you must sign up for a 6 month-contract at $169 per month. After this contract, you can continue to use the software for free, but you will not receive software updates or customer support.
Is Open Dental easy to use?
Open Dental is so easy and simple to use. They layout is far superior to anything else.
What version of Open Dental am I using? How do I check to see if there is a new version available?
In the Main Menu, click Help, Update. You will see the version you are currently using. To check for updates, click the 'Check for Updates' button. If you have never done an update, please call us for assistance.
How often should I update the Open Dental program?
Opendental update the program about once a month. You do not have to update that often, but you can if you want the newest feature requests. Call us if you want more details on updates.
How can I print a fee schedule open dental?
  1. Under the Select Fees section, select your fee schedule. You can export global fee schedule, or further narrow the export to clinic and/or provider-specific fees.
  2. Click Export.
  3. Select the location and file name, then click Save.
How can you update a fee schedule in Open Dental?

With Open Dental the Treatment Plan Module, select the treatment plan. ClicUpdate Fees in the toolbar. A confirmation message will show. Click OK to proceed.

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