Use the Update window to check for updates, view previous Open Dental versions, and more.

In the Main Menu, click Help, Update.

To update Open Dental versions, the practice must be on support and have a unique registration key. If your practice is no longer on support and would like to update, contact Open Dental Support to sign back up for support.

This window is not accessible to Open Dental Cloud users. Open Dental is updated automatically for Open Dental Cloud users or users can contact Open Dental Support to schedule an appointment to update.

See our video: How to Update Open Dental to a New Version


Setup: See Update Setup.

Using Version: Shows the current version of Open Dental and the date the update to that version was done.

Check for Updates: View the list of available updates. The updates that display depend on the current version. Only visible when user has the Update Install permission.

Up to three available versions will list.

Install: Click Install next to the desired version to initiate an update. See Install Update for details.

Show Update History: Click to view a history of downloaded updates.