Definition Setup

Definitions allow you to customize Open Dental colors, options, and some defaults.


In the Main Menu, click Setup, Definitions.

Definitions are grouped by category. Click on a category and its definitions and current settings show on the right. A short description of the category and what the definitions control shows in the Guidelines area.

If a category controls list options, types, or categories, the Edit Items buttons are enabled.

Add or Edit a Definition

  1. Double click on a definition to edit it, or click Add to add a new definition.
  2. Enter or select definition information, The options available differ depending on the definition you are editing.
    • If text can be edited, the text field will be white.
    • Some definitions can be hidden/unhidden.
    • If color is an option, single click on the colored block to select a color.
  3. Click OK to save.