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Labels can be printed one at a time or by sheet.

Individual Labels
Individual labels are useful for single address labels for a patient, insurance carrier, or referrals, or for labeling patient records.  They can be customized in Sheets.  See Sheets: Labels

To print labels one at a time use a special label printer. A dedicated label printer costs about $150-$200.  Since it uses thermal printing technology, it requires special labels made specifically for thermal printers. It plugs into the USB port and requires some installation. Once you setup your label printer as a Windows printer, go to the Open Dental Printer Setup on the workstation where you will be printing labels. Set labels to print on your new printer with no prompt. 

There are several places where single labels can be printed. Labels do not display on the screen before printing and are not saved in the database.

Patient Labels
In the Toolbar

  • Click Label.  The label printed is determined by the label selected in Sheet Setup for 'Label assigned to patient button'.  By default, it is the internal Label Patient Mail.
  • Click the Label dropdown to select a different label option.
    • If no custom labels have been created, all internal label sheet options will show. 
    • If a custom labels has been created, only the custom labels will show.
Possible Dropdown Options Internal Sheet
Label Patient Mail Label Patient Mail
LName, FName, Address Label PatientLFAddress
Name, ChartNumber Label PatientLFChartNumber
Name, PatNum Label PatientLFPatNum
Radiograph Label Patient Radiograph 
Label text Label text

Insurance Carrier Label

Labels for Referrals
In the Toolbar, click the Labels dropdown, then click the Referral name.

Single Appointment Labels
In the Appointment schedule, right click on an appointment and click Print Label.

Sheets of Labels
Print sheets of labels on a laser or inkjet printer. This method is useful when printing large quantities of labels, such as for Recalls, birthday cards, etc., though many offices prefer laser postcards instead.  The disadvantage to this method is leftover labels on the sheet that are hard to run through the printer again.  The Recall List has built-in functionality for printing sheets of labels. 

There is also a Laser Labels feature which can print labels for patients, insurance companies, and birthdays.

If you need sheets of labels for any other purpose, you have to create a report, export to a text file, and then merge into your own Word template.  https://support.office.com/en-US/article/Create-and-print-labels-for-a-mass-mailing-8037DBA1-7E3A-40AF-8CC0-F25EE4130241

 

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