Clinics

In the Main Menu, click Clinics.

The clinics feature is useful when you have multiple locations and want to use one database. The clinics feature keeps information separated by clinic / location.

Use this menu to select the clinic. Only clinics the logged-on user has access to are listed as options. To set the default main menu clinic when logging on, see Miscellaneous Setup, Track Last Clinic by.

Note: When there are more than 30 clinics, there is no option in the main menu to show hidden clinics.

The clinic selection determines the following:

Clinic Setup

When setting up clinics, do the following:

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Clinic selection: Below are some helpful guidelines about the clinic options available for selection in various areas of Open Dental.

Operatories: If an operatory has a clinic set, all appointments scheduled in that operatory are automatically assigned that clinic. If an operatory has no clinic, the appointments will be assigned the patient's clinic. Operatories

Claims: To ensure claims are always credited to the correct clinic, follow these guidelines.

Troubleshooting

Also see: Multiple Locations

Find patients with no clinic: Run the Database Maintenance tool and check results for PatientsNoClinicSet. If patient's are found, then manually assign a default clinics. If needed, contact Open Dental Conversions for a service to associate clinics