Spell Check

A custom dictionary can be created for words or abbreviations not commonly known.

In the Main Menu, click Setup, Spell Check.

Spell Check Enabled: Enable spell check to underline misspelled words throughout the program.

Note: This preference will be disabled if Text boxes use foreign language Input Method Editor (IME) composition is checked in Miscellaneous Setup.


Add: Enter a custom word or abbreviation, then click Add to add it to your dictionary. The custom dictionary is stored in the database and shared, so it is available on every computer in the office.

Double-click an existing word to edit it.

Delete: Highlight an existing word and click to remove it from Custom Words.

A restart of Open Dental may be required for existing text (e.g., an existing Commlog) to reflect changes after updating Custom Words if the text has already been spell checked.

Using Spell Check

Text Boxes throughout the program have spell checking built in. Words flagged as possible misspellings are underlined in red. When you see a red underlined word, right-click on it.

Select the appropriate action:

Technical Details

We make use of the open source Hunspell spell checker and morphological analyzer.