Open Dental

by Jordan Sparks

A dental software that increases practice management productivity

Operating system: Windows

Publisher: Jordan Sparks

Release : Open Dental 14.1.18

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The Software Add-on will save you hours, create a patient list in seconds, generate reports, track everything, & make life Insanely Easier.

This module allows the dentist to enter and manage information related to the patient's treatment plan.

It's short, to the point, easy to implement, and We've left out any fluff.

A Connection and networking limit, windows 10 S and Windows 11 S are not supported as Open Dental cannot be installed through the Microsoft store.

Hardware Opendental:

  1. Server
  2. Internet
  3. Display
  4. Memory
  • Server:

                The 'SERVER' is the computer that runs the MySQL server program and stores the files and the database. OPEN DENTAL(and MySQL) can run on a Windows Virtual Machine/Server.

  • Internet:

               For the best access to SERVICE and UPDATES, you should be connected to a high-speed internet connection.

  • Display:

               The minimum resolution for OPENDENTAL is 1280x768 ( at that resolution hif=ding or moving the taskbar may be needed to use some windows).

  • Memory: 

               Open Dental uses approximately 60MB of memory. The Minimum requirement for windows 8 64-bit is 2GB of Ram.


Advantages of this software:

  1. It is generally well organized and well-planned.
  2. All the module functions appear in one window.
  3. It features an e-claims option where insurance and other patient payment can be tracked.
  4. It was designed and produced by dentists, thus making it more suitable for a dental practice.
  5. It can be controlled remotely.


Disadvantages of this software:

  • Ther are so many Popup windows
  • This can complicate the interaction
  • The system should have convenient way to access and compare current and previous examinations of a particular patient.
  • The addtional functions make it complaex and difficult to feed data.

General Purpose Notes:

  1. Quick Paste Note setup is used to organize and enter frequently used by using templates.
  2. Commlogs are for non-clinical patient communication.
  3. Medical/Service Notes ahas a place for Med Urgent, Medical Summary, and service Notes.


                Open Dental software has an easy-to-use query system. A dentist can query information related to the patient such as insurance plan, family, appiontment schedule, and dental image.


  • Typical workstation installation storage needed 200 - 300MB
  • Typical serve installation needed: 1 -2GB + database size +A to Z folder
  • SSD or NVMe hard drive are recommended, but not required.
  • Interenet Explorer 10 and above

Offers robust features including imaging and billing for comprehensive dental practice.
Ease of customization enhances productivity and workflow efficiency.
Strong customer support service for timely resolution of issues.

Steep learning curve for non-tech savvy users.
Lacks smooth integration with some third-party applications.
Occasional glitches in the reporting system.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Harry
A cloud-based software that provides all that you need to boost your business. The easiest way to get valuable information well become based best friends and patient finder, dental analytics. and then most dynamic scheduling platform for dentists.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Arlo A******d
Open Dental is a powerful, open-source dental software designed to help dental practices manage patient records, appointments, insurance, billing, clinical data, and more. It's designed to be easy to use and allows users to customize the software to meet their specific needs.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Kayden Brinsfield
Open Dental software is a great tool for managing a dental practice. It's user friendly and easy to understand, with a lot of features that make it a great choice for dentists. It has an intuitive interface that makes it easy to navigate and it is highly customizable. I have found that the customer service is outstanding and they respond quickly to any questions or issues. They provide timely updates and bug fixes to ensure the software runs smoothly. I also appreciate the detailed tutorials they offer, which make it easier to learn how to use new features. Overall, Open Dental has been an excellent choice for my practice.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Christopher Montezuma
Open Dental is a great software for managing a dental office. It is easy to use and allows for efficient tracking of patient visits and treatments. The customer support team is also very responsive and helpful. I appreciate the ability to customize the database to fit my practice needs. The software also integrates easily with third-party applications.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Matthew Saghian
Open Dental has been a great help in streamlining our office processees.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Oliver K.
Open Dental is a robust and comprehensive dental practice management software that offers a range of features to streamline dental operations. It includes appointment scheduling, patient charting, treatment planning, billing, insurance management, and reporting. The software also allows for customization of forms, templates, and workflows. With its intuitive user interface and cloud-based functionality, Open Dental is a reliable solution for dental practices of all sizes.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Jamie
User-friendly, efficient for managing dental practices.
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