Network Users

For HIPAA compliance, practices must have user passwords on every computer. These passwords are a part of Computer Security, not Open Dental security. If a computer is not in use for a while, then it should be set to automatically log out so that a user needs to use a password to log back in.

Small Office

(10 computers or less)

A small office will usually designate one of their workstations as the server. If possible, it should only be used as the office server and not for day-to-day use.

To create separate users and logins for Open Dental, see Security.

To update Open Dental, a user with the Update Install security permission is required.

Large Office

(more than 10 computers)

A large office will typically use a Windows Server operating system. Set up an active domain and security policies according to your office policies.