About Open Dental

Open Dental is a powerful practice management software that is suitable for single offices or multi-clinic locations.

Schedule and manage appointments using the Appointments Module. In addition to the seven modules, Open Dental offers robust customized reporting, eServices for patient communication (e.g., 2-way texting, online scheduling, mobile access, etc.), patient forms that can be tailored to the practice and filled digitally additional third-party integrations, and so much more.


Key benefits of Open Dental

View a 3D Graphical Tooth Chart that displays patient dentition and treatment over time. Integrated eServices allow seamless communication with patients before, during, and after their appointment. Easily customize patient forms for a paperless patient experience. Integrated with electronic prescription services to help meet regulatory requirements. 30+ internal reports coupled with 1000+ custom queries give practices access to the data they need.


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Open Dental Software - Appointments Module. Used for managing appointments. Image displays examples of scheduled appointments and includes appointment-related features, such as the Pinboard and calendar.
Open Dental Software - Account Module. Used to track patient balances and send claims. Image displays example of patient account.
Open Dental Software - Family Module. Used to store patient information and insurance information. Image displays example of patient with insurance plan.
Open Dental Software - Treatment Plan Module. Used to display treatment planned procedures for a patient. Image displays example of treatment planned procedures and estimates.
Open Dental Software - Chart Module. Used to chart procedures and keep procedure notes. Image displays example of graphical tooth chart, procedure buttons used for charting, and progress notes for the patient.
Open Dental Software - Imaging Module. Used to manage patient pictures, documents, and take X-Rays.  Image displays example of bitewing X-Ray.
Open Dental Software - Manage Module. Used for non-patient related practice management. Image displays buttons for manage module features, timecard area, and messaging area.
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Open Dental Software - Appointments Module. Used for managing appointments. Image displays examples of scheduled appointments and includes appointment-related features, such as the Pinboard and calendar.
Open Dental Software - Account Module. Used to track patient balances and send claims. Image displays example of patient account.
Open Dental Software - Family Module. Used to store patient information and insurance information. Image displays example of patient with insurance plan.
Open Dental Software - Treatment Plan Module. Used to display treatment planned procedures for a patient. Image displays example of treatment planned procedures and estimates.
Open Dental Software - Chart Module. Used to chart procedures and keep procedure notes. Image displays example of graphical tooth chart, procedure buttons used for charting, and progress notes for the patient.
Open Dental Software - Imaging Module. Used to manage patient pictures, documents, and take X-Rays.  Image displays example of bitewing X-Ray.
Open Dental Software - Manage Module. Used for non-patient related practice management. Image displays buttons for manage module features, timecard area, and messaging area.

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,6 /5
(77)
Value for Money
4,5/5
Features
4,5/5
Ease of Use
4,5/5
Customer Support
4,6/5

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Cari
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  • Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Best Value for a Dental Software

Reviewed on 2022/11/17

It has been amazing. we just opened up another office and we canceled the current software to use...

It has been amazing. we just opened up another office and we canceled the current software to use Open Dental. Easy to set up and maintain.

Pros

It has one window and you can view everything for the patient simply by toggling between the options on the left. Easy to logo on and off without losing your space. Everything is customizable and there are so many options. Customer Service is amazing and they always call right back and they are very knowledgeable. If something can't be figured right then they send to a higher level tech and solutions are found in a great time frame. The cost is great for such good customer service. You can't beat the value of Open Dental!

Cons

Forms are not great. Sheets are hard to use and set up and if they could update this to a more modern approach that would be my only request.

Alternatives Considered

Curve Dental

Reasons for Switching to Open Dental

The price per month was so much better!

Response from Open Dental Software

Thank you for your endorsement, Cari! We work hard to provide a powerful software solution along with great service so it's great to hear that coming through. We are working on a better sheets interface so stay tuned for that!

Chelsea
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  • Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Favorite software hands-down

Reviewed on 2023/02/16

Love it.

Love it.

Pros

Tooth chart is efficient and informative, I like how you can clearly see that you are watching the "distal of #3" just by looking at the tooth chart. It is easy to add frequently used buttons. Easy to make auto notes and use the auto notes. The auto notes allow you to stop at any time and just go type in the note and the can pick back up on auto prompts whenever you want. It is easy to see insurance coverage and how much a patient owes so you know if they even need to stop at the front desk to check out. The schedule is easy to use and has color blocks that are not only efficient but just appealing. Perio charting is simple and so easy to toggle back and forth to show patient a change between this perio charting we took today vs another day they came in. I love that there was a place under the tooth chart to place personal notes that can be seen. Also a way to easily place and see preferred hygienist or dentist that is easily seen on schedule. HHx is easy to see on same page as chart.

Cons

Nothing, I would be a cult leader for Open Dental. I have been a hygienist for 10 years and have never been so happy with a software, it did everything I wanted any more. I love efficiency and this ticked all of the boxes.

Response from Open Dental Software

Thank you for the kind words, Chelsea. We love to hear that you are making use of all the customizable features and making Open Dental work so well for your practice. We are excited to continue adding features to help each practice thrive.

Haylie
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  • Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Confusing dinosaur program

Reviewed on 2019/02/21

Pros

The drag and drop feature is nice. Note section in appointments

Cons

Overall confusing and not user friendly at all.

Sumeet
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  • Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Open Dental

Reviewed on 2022/03/27

Overall, excellent experience with Open Dental. The clean and user-friendly platform makes it easy...

Overall, excellent experience with Open Dental. The clean and user-friendly platform makes it easy to use and implement.

Pros

User friendly, simple and clean interface.

Cons

X-rays and patient communication tools - confirmations/reminders.

Alternatives Considered

Dentrix and Eaglesoft

Reasons for Choosing Open Dental

Mainly cost.

Switched From

Dentrix Ascend and Eaglesoft

Response from Open Dental Software

We're glad you like our user-friendly interface! Please be sure to talk with our support technicians - our imaging module is now able to capture x-ray images, and we bridge to hundreds of other programs. Also ask them about our affordable eServices that have the patient communication tools you mentioned - they are available to our users on support.

Aubri
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  • Industry: Medical Practice
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Dental Software for Real People

Reviewed on 2019/08/28

Pros

So easy to use. Easy to learn. All questions can be answered with a simple google search. If not, you can call and the support team will call you right back with an answer. No spending hours on the phone on hold like with some other software companies.

Cons

Nothing, open dental is constantly improving their product.

Alternatives Considered

Eaglesoft

Switched From

Dentrix
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Open Dental FAQs

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Open Dental offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$179,00/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Open Dental has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1 000, 1 001–5 000

Open Dental supports the following languages:

English

Open Dental supports the following devices:

We do not have any information about what integrations Open Dental has

Open Dental offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Phone Support, Chat

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