Auto Codes

Auto codes work behind the scenes to insert and validate the correct procedure code depending on a variety of tooth conditions.

In the Main Menu, click Setup, Auto Codes.

Auto codes can be associated with Procedure Buttons. Open Dental comes preloaded with many auto codes, but you may want to add more.


To reset auto codes to the default settings, see Procedure Code Tools.

See our video: Procedure Buttons, Quick Buttons, and Auto Codes Webinar.

Add or Edit Auto Codes

Click Add, or double-click an auto code to edit. All procedure codes associated with the auto code will list.


Add: Click to add an additional procedure code and conditions to the auto code. The following window will open:

Delete: Highlight a code, then click to delete it from the auto code.

Click OK to save changes.


When selecting conditions, there are some logical groupings. You should never select two conditions from the same group since both conditions can not possibly be met simultaneously.

Most of the conditions are simply based on tooth number.