Open Dental User Newsletter  /  January 2018
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Open Dental came in a close second in the dentaltown 2017 Townie Choice Awards for Best Practice Management Software.

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Newsletter Contents
Thanks for Making 2017 a Great Year!
Thank you for helping us make 2017 one of the most memorable yet. We look forward to another great year with all of you by our side! Watch our Recap Video to see what made 2017 so special. (Spoiler alert - it was all of you!)
Make 2018 a Great Year for Your Practice
From CDT code and Canadian fee guide imports to fee schedule and pay period updates, our New Year Checklist will help you get everything in order so you can hit the ground running for a great year ahead.
eServices: Capitalize on These Tools to Grow Your Practice!
eServices in Open Dental make communication with your patients efficient and effective with automated eReminders and eConfirmations. Web Sched features allow patients to schedule their recall, new patient or ASAP appointments online. The Patient Portal provides secure doctor-patient communication, and allows patients to manage their health account and make online payments. Get started today by going to eServices Signup and take advantage of the eServices Bundle to get all these great tools for one affordable monthly rate!
Our eServices Team is hard at work behind the scenes to keep these critical tools functioning at peak performance.
Set Your Practice Up For Success
Set your practice up for success by taking advantage of all the learning resources available to you. While Open Dental is very user friendly, it is in your best interest to make sure you and your staff are adequately trained so that your office can get the most out of all the benefits your software has to offer.
Protect Your Data All Year Long
No one knows what the new year will bring. Take a moment now to review your backup plan, and be prepared for anything.
New Feature Highlights
For the full list of new features by version, please visit our versions page.

Beta Version 17.4
  • New Web Sched Verify tool sends automated verification message for patients who schedule an appointment using Web Sched.
  • Procedures attached to preauthorizations can be deleted.
  • Apteryx images can be saved to Open Dental Images module.
  • Patient Portal enhancements.
Stable Release Version 17.3 - 26 feature requests implemented
Watch our Update Version Highlights Video or check out our blog post: Software Update: Stable Version 17.3 Highlights.
Enterprise Enhancements
These features benefit large, enterprise practices.
Coming Soon
  • Reduce costs and maximize cash flow with the TSI and Open Dental Patient Collection interface.
  • eRx: Integration with DoseSpot, including Lexicomp Online for Dentistry.
  • Set daily production goals and display.
  • Web Sched: Patient select appointment types when scheduling appointments.
  • Pulpectomy in primary teeth shows on the tooth chart.
Tips & Tricks
See our Tips & Tricks blog post for advice from your Open Dental Experts.
This edition covers how to set account module comm entry views, print progress notes for a specific date range, and what it means where there's an X in the Treatment Plan "Sub" column, along with links to blog posts you may have missed.
Get to Know Us
Meet our eServices Team!
Our eServices team brings together engineers and specialized technicians who work behind the scenes to make sure tools like Integrated Texting, eReminders/ eConfirmations, Web Sched and more are functioning at peak performance! 
Back row, left to right: Sam, Brian, Jacob, Cam, Jason, Chris
Middle row, left to right: Geraldine, Kylie, Jordan, Cody, Kendra
Front row, left to right: Josh, Michael, Brad, Tim, Jared, Jeff
Dental Trivia
Humans and giraffes both have 32 teeth. And despite the difference in length, we each have only 7 bones in our necks!
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