Change Password

In the Main Menu, click File, User Password.

Each user should have a unique Security password only they know. The logged-on user can change their password at any time.

  • Users with the Security Admin permission can assign initial passwords when setting up User Security Profiles.
  • To force a user to change their password the first time they use it to login, check Require Password Reset in the user's security profile.
  • Password requirements are determined by Global Security Settings. Strong passwords must be at least 8 characters and have at least one number, one uppercase letter, and one lowercase letter. If strong passwords require special characters, it must also contain a symbol such as $, #, >.

To update a password:

  1. Enter the current password.
  2. Enter the new password. Check Show to display password characters as you type instead of asterisks.
  3. Click OK to save.
    Note: If passwords do not meet requirements, you will receive a notification message.

Temporary Passwords

A temporary password can be used to initially log on to Open Dental. Once logged on, each user should immediately change their password using the steps above.

  1. In the main menu, select Setup, Security.
  2. Double click on a user.
  3. Click Create / Change Password.
  4. Enter the password. Check Show to view the password as you type instead of asterisks.
  5. Click OK to save.
  6. (optional) To require a password reset when the user first logs on, check Require Password Reset in the user settings.