Canada Fee Guides
Open Dental provides some fee guides for users in Canada to import.
When a new fee guide is released, we recommend making a copy of the original fee guide for reference, then importing the new fees into the original fee guide. By doing it this way, the fees are updated and fee guides do not need to be reassigned to providers.
Update Open Dental
Some fee guides require an Open Dental Update prior to importing the latest fee guide. Find the fee guide in the list below to see the required Open Dental version.
Create a backup of the original fee guide:
Import fees into the original fee guide:
Alberta Dental Association and College (ADAC)
Alberta Dental Assistance for Seniors Program (DASP)
Alberta Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB)
British Columbia Dental Association (BCDA)
Importing these fee guides requires the BCDA Member ID and Fee Guide Password. The password is a 5-digit password provided by the BCDA. This fee guide requires Support to import.
British Columbia Dental Hygienists' Association (BCDHA)
British Columbia fee guide for Pacific Blue Cross insurance (PBC)
Contact Open Dental support to download fees. We must verify access to the PBC portal before import.
British Columbia Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB)
Manitoba Dental Hygiene Association (MDHA)
New Brunswick Dental Society (NBDS)
New Brunswick Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB)
Nova Scotia Dental Association (NSDA)
The following copyright notice applies to Nova Scotia users:
The NSDA Suggested Fee Guide which is included in the Open Dental software and the copyright therein, is owned by the Nova Scotia Dental Association and may be used solely in conjunction with the software under license from the Nova Scotia Dental Association. The "NSDA Suggested Fee Guide", "NSDA Suggested Fee Guide for General Practitioners", are trademarks of the Nova Scotia Dental Association.
Ontario Dental Association (ODA)
The following copyright notice applies to Ontario users:
The ODA Suggested Fee Guide which is included in the Open Dental Software Inc. software and the copyright therein, is owned by the Ontario Dental Association and may be used solely in conjunction with the Open Dental software under licence from the Ontario Dental Association. The "ODA Suggested Fee Guide", "ODA Suggested Fee Guide for General Practitioners", "ODA Design" and "ODA" are trademarks of the Ontario Dental Association.
Due to our agreement with the ODA, a member ID and password is required to import fees. These can be obtained from the ODA. Open Dental support is required, as well as an update to one of the versions listed below.
he ODA fee guide states, "Where the Guide indicates a range of suggested fees, dental office software vendors have been provided with a single fee at the low end of the fee range. Dentists who employ such software are expected to determine their own fees independently." Open Dental adheres to this statement and only provides the low end of fee ranges. Changes to fees must be done manually by the practice after the import.
Ontario Dental Hygienists' Association (ODHA)
Ontario Non-Insured Health Benefits Fee Guide (NIHB)
Dental Association of Prince Edward Island (DAPEI)
Quebec Dental Association (ACDQ)
The following copyright notice applies to Quebec users:
2024 Fee Guide and Description of Dental Treatment Services. Association des chirurgiens denstistes du Quebec.
Contact Open Dental by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We need to verify eligibility prior to providing the fee schedule. As required by ACDQ, only fee schedules for the current year and next year can be downloaded. Prior years are not available. This fee guide requires Support to import.
Federation de hygienistes dentaires du Quebec (FHDQ)
Only available upon request. Contact Open Dental Support.
Saskatchewan College of Dental Surgeons Fee Guide (CDSS)
Saskatchewan Non-Insured Health Benefits Fee Guide (NIHB)
After importing a fee guide, a message displays indicating the number of fees that were imported, and the number that were skipped. Skipped fees occur when there is no corresponding procedure code in Open Dental.