Install on Workstation

See Installation.

These steps explain how to install Open Dental on a new workstation when there are multiple computers in the office. Workstation installations are different than server installations.

  • Open Dental requires the .Net framework, which is usually installed with most modern operating systems.
  • Individual workstations do not need MySQL/MariaDB components, the OpenDentImages folder, or databases installed.
  • If installing in Canada, set the Region and Language Settings on the workstation to Canada before installing.

Installation Steps

In File Explorer:

  1. From the workstation, browse to the OpenDentImages folder on the server.
  2. Locate the Setup.exe file.
  3. Right-click on the Setup.exe file and select Run as Administrator.
  4. Once the install is complete, the Open Dental icon appears on the desktop. Right-click the icon and select Run as Administrator.
  5. In the Choose Database window, select the connection settings:
    • Enter the servername or IP address.
    • Select the database.
    • Enter the MySQL Username and Password.
    • (optional) Check Do not show this window on startup to hide this window the next time Open Dental is started. This is a typical setting on a workstation.