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Show Features  

Use Show Features to turn on/off features of Open Dental that your office uses. Settings will affect all computers using the same database. Often you will need to restart Open Dental for the settings to take effect.

  1. In the Main Menu, click Setup, Advanced Setup, Show Features. 

  1. Check a feature to turn it on. Uncheck a feature to turn it off.

Capitation: Show Capitation as an insurance type option on the Edit Insurance Plan window.

Medicaid: Show the following fields:

  • Medicaid ID and State fields on the Patient Edit window. You can also set up validation for these fields in Required Fields.
  • BillingType1 and BillingType2 fields on the Procedure Edit, Misc tab. BillingType fields can then be manually set per procedure in order to flag procedures for inclusion in custom reports.
  • Alternate Code checkbox on the Edit Insurance Plan window.

Public Health: Turn on Public Health features.

Dental Schools: Turn on Dental School features.

Hospitals: Show 'Print Day for Hospital' option when you right click on the Progress Notes in the Chart module. This option will print only completed procedures, a photo of the patient (if available), and a signature line at the bottom for the staff to sign. This printout is intended to go in the physical chart.

All Insurance: Show insurance information in the Family module and insurance estimates in the Treatment Plan module.

Clinical (computers in operatories): When unchecked, the Chart module toolbar button changes to Procs, only procedures can be entered for billing, and patient, medical, and diagnosis/prognosis information is hidden.

Basic Modules Only: Only show the Appointments, Family, Account, and Chart modules in the toolbar.

Clinics: Turn on Clinics (e.g. when you have multiple locations).
If you turn clinics off while using eServices, you will get the following prompt. Click OK to save and review the eService Signup Portal.

Repeating Charges: Turn on Repeating Charges.

Medical Insurance: Turn on Medical Insurance features.

EHR: Turn on EHR features. If using EHR for the EHR Incentive Program, contact Open Dental to sign an EHR Contract.

Super Families: Turn on Superfamily features.

Patient Clone: Turn on the Patient Clone tool. Useful for orthodontist offices who want to track production and income separately.

Questionnaire: Enable the Questionnaire feature. A Questionnaire button will show in the Account module toolbar.

Trojan Express Collect: Enable Trojan Express Collect. A Trojan Collect button will show in the Account module toolbar.

  1. Click OK to save. Some features may require that you restart Open Dental.


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