Open Dental [Software] is a vital tool to our office and we use it to handle every aspect of our patient care. It's convenient in that it allows us to combine staff and patient schedules with patient records, billing and personal information. At the front desk, we can view patient account balances/payments, upcoming procedures, x-rays and provider notes, which allows us to quickly answer patient questions and provide excellent customer service. Open Dental's customer service is excellent and provides support that allows us to customize the software to our individual practice's needs.
- Provider scheduling
- Customer support
- Internal reports
- Open Dental [Software] has issues when users try to open more than one window at a time.
- There is no way to copy/paste provider schedules, so you have to schedule each day individually.
Open Dental [Software] is well suited to a practice that is willing to put time into customizing it to their needs. Since it is open-source software, it's not completely ready to use right out of the box, but comes with flexibility that other dental software lack. As such, you can make it work for whatever you need for your individual practice. If you're not super tech-savvy, they have a team that will help you with these customizations at a reasonable cost.
Open Dental's customer support team has gone above and beyond for us. There was a 2-3 month period where we couldn't go more than 5 minutes without the software crashing - which was an issue with our server and not with their product. Despite it being our issue, the customer service team remained in constant contact with us and with our IT support company until the issue was resolved.