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Open Dental
open dental Logo
Screenshot of open dental
Practice Management Software
Original author(s)Dr. Jordan Sparks
Stable release
20.2 / July 20, 2020; 2 years ago (2020-07-20)
Preview release
20.3 (Beta) / July 20, 2020; 2 years ago (2020-07-20)
Written inC#
Operating systemMicrosoft Windows[1]
Linux
Available inMultiple Language Packs [2]
Typedental practice management software
LicenseGNU General Public License
Website[1]

Open Dental, previously known as Free Dental, is an open source dental practice management software licensed under the GNU General Public License.[3] It is written in the C# programming language compatible with Microsoft .NET Framework and was first released in 2003. Current versions of the software require Microsoft Windows. Earlier versions of the software had supported other operating systems, but Linux support has been dropped.[4] The full function version is only available under the commercial license because it includes royalty bearing, licensed materials from the American Dental Association (ADA), the Code on Dental Procedures and Nomenclature (CDT).

Open Dental is owned and sponsored by Open Dental Software, Inc., which is incorporated in the State of Oregon in the United States of America.[5] The company makes money through its monthly technical support fees, which are required for the first 6 months of use.[6] The first open dental customer bought the technical support services on July 22, 2003.[7]

Database

The database uses the dual licensed MySQL database program. Both local preferences and those which apply to every computer in the office are stored in the MySQL database.[8]

The database schema is published and publicly viewable.[9]

Features

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Appointment

Family

Account

Treatment Plan

Chart

Images

Manage

eServices

Awards

Best Dental Practice Management Software Provider 2018, Global Health & Pharma (GHP) [18]

DrBicuspid.com 2017 Dental excellence Awards: Best New/Updated Software/Service[19]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Open Dental Software - Linux and Mac". www.opendental.com. Retrieved 20 October 2019.
  2. ^ "Open Dental Software - Region and Language".
  3. ^ "GNU". Open Dental Software Inc. Retrieved 2009-06-12.
  4. ^ "Open Dental Software Manual - C#, Linux, and Macintosh". Open Dental Software Inc. Retrieved 2009-06-12.
  5. ^ "Business Name Search". Oregon Secretary of State. State of Oregon. Archived from the original on 2019-07-09. Retrieved 2009-06-03.
  6. ^ "Everything You Wanted to Know About OpenDental". E-N Computers. 2017-03-02. Retrieved 2022-05-28.
  7. ^ Downes, P.K. (2007). "Putting it all Together: Dentistry and the Internet". British Dental Journal. 203 (2): 74–86. doi:10.1038/bdj.2007.633. ISSN 0007-0610. PMID 17660777.
  8. ^ "Open Dental Software - MySQL". www.opendental.com. Retrieved 2022-05-28.
  9. ^ "Open Dental Database Documentation". Open Dental Software Inc. Retrieved 2009-06-12.
  10. ^ "Open Dental Software - Appointments Module". Open Dental Software Inc. Retrieved 2009-06-12.
  11. ^ "Open Dental Software - Family Module". Open Dental Software Inc. Retrieved 2009-06-12.
  12. ^ "Open Dental Software - Account Module". Open Dental Software Inc. Retrieved 2009-06-12.
  13. ^ "Open Dental Software - Treatment Plan Module". Open Dental Software Inc. Retrieved 2009-06-12.
  14. ^ "Open Dental Software - Chart Module". Open Dental Software Inc. Retrieved 2009-06-12.
  15. ^ "Open Dental Software - Images Module". Open Dental Software Inc. Retrieved 2009-06-12.
  16. ^ "Open Dental Software - Manage Module". Open Dental Software Inc. Retrieved 2009-06-12.
  17. ^ "Open Dental Software - eServices". Open Dental Software Inc.
  18. ^ "Global Health & Pharma - Open Dental Software". www.ghp-news.com. Retrieved 2019-08-08.
  19. ^ "DrBicuspid.com announces the 2017 Dental Excellence Award winners". DrBicuspid.com.