Open Dental User Newsletter  /  August 2018
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Newsletter Contents
Announcements & Helpful Information
New Integration with PaySimple provides Seamless Credit Card Payment Processing.
PaySimple is now integrated with Open Dental for efficient credit card payment processing! Read our blog post: Why Open Dental Customers are Choosing PaySimple for Seamless Payment Processing for all the services PaySimple offers, and see the PaySimple page in our manual for setup information.
5 Great Tools to Streamline Appointment Scheduling in Open Dental.
Appointment scheduling is a process that is done frequently. Read this post for 5 great tools you can use in Open Dental to make the process consistent, efficient, effective, and even automated!
6 Actions NOW to Fill Your Chairs in the Fall
Your dental practice may experience seasonal slowness in the fall as kids head back to school. Read this post for 6 steps you can take now to keep your schedule full, and your staff working at full capacity.
HIPAA Compliance and Open Dental Software
Following HIPAA guidelines helps protect PHI and your organization. Businesses that fail to do so may be responsible for consequences, including fines, if data is compromised. Read this post for information about HIPAA compliance, the definition of PHI, and using the built-in tools in Open Dental for HIPAA-compliant use of the software.
New Feature Highlights
For the full list of new features by version, please visit the versions page in our manual.
Stable Release Version 18.131 feature requests implemented.
  See our blog post: Software Update: Stable Version 18.1 Highlights fore details!
Beta Version 18.2
  • A new preference to remove the Break option in timecards.
  • Ability to search progress notes/commlogs.
  • Insurance aging report shows a breakdown by Carrier or Group Name.
Tips & Tricks
See the latest Tips & Tricks blog post, brought to you by your Open Dental experts. This edition provides a helpful resource for troubleshooting Treatment Plans & Preauthorizations, how to handle multi-stage treatment, options for using an iPad for patient forms, and more
Follow our blog to be notified when new information is posted!
Get to Know Us
Featured Team: Our Query Writers
There are lots of built-in reports in Open Dental, but when you need a specialized report (or query) written to meet your specific criteria, our query team is ready to step in and save the day. Our dedicated team of query writers are committed to making sure you get the exact information you need to manage and grow your practice.

Over 1,200 queries have been commissioned and published to our Query Examples page for free use, but  if you can't find one that meets your needs, you can submit a Custom Query Request online for a no obligation quote. 
Front row, left to right: Rob, Salina, and Ryan
Back row, left to right: Chris, Luke, Matt, and Alex.
Dental Trivia
Cheese lovers rejoice!
A recent study published in General Dentistry shows cheese produces higher pH levels in the mouth, and helps prevent erosion of enamel.
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