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Open Dental Cloud

Open Dental Cloud is a hosted solution managed by Open Dental Software.

Open Dental Cloud looks and feels just like our local version, but can be accessed using a browser. To see if Open Dental Cloud is right for your office, give us a call. Our team will reach out to discuss the next steps.

Service Description Fee (USD) Details

Monthly Cloud Hosting and Support


Covers one dentist, includes 15 concurrent browser sessions* and 50GB of OpenDentImages storage.

Must be signed up for automatic credit card payments.

Additional Dentists


Includes 10 additional concurrent browser sessions and 50GB of OpenDentImages storage for each additional dentist.

Additional Sessions

$15/month/browser session

Allows for 1 additional concurrent browser session.

Additional OpenDentImages Storage

$0.32/GB over the monthly allotment

1GB of additional storage.

Fee is based on the largest size recorded for the Open Dent Images folder, at any time during the billing cycle.

*A browser session is one Open Dental Cloud user interface instance.

How it Works

Open Dental Cloud is hosted at Open Dental HQ. We'll do the cloud setup, then you can log in and get to work. All you need is a web browser and high-speed internet. See our Requirements page.

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The Benefits

  • Available from anywhere with internet access
  • Automatic nightly backups handled by Open Dental
  • Great for multiple location offices, easily expand
  • Automatically updated with latest features
  • Not reliant on IT for Server or Database upkeep or security
  • Not stuck: easily switch from Cloud to Local host or vice-versa

Determine if Open Dental Cloud is Right for You

Open Dental Cloud may be a good fit if your practice Open Dental Cloud may NOT be a good fit if your practice

is located in the United States.

is located outside the United States.

uses Windows.

uses Mac OS. You can access Open Dental from a browser on any Operating System, however there are currently some limitations, like scanning and bridges when using Mac or Linux instead of Windows. We are working on these.

has a reliable internet connection with a minimum speed of 20 Mbps download and 10 Mbps upload.

has an internet connection that is unstable or does not meet recommended minimum speeds.

wants to use the latest tools available in the software.

wants to choose when to update the software.

wants automated backups of the database and OpenDentImages folder.

wants to continue to self-manage backups.

does not have the resources or desire to manage a local server. The local computers that access the Open Dental Cloud are still fully managed by the practice or their IT.

has the resources to manage a local server.

is willing to use the clipboard to paste images.

needs to scan documents or acquiring radiographs directly into Open Dental.

does not use DirectX (Graphical button) to view a full-screen 3D image of the patient's Perio Chart.

uses DirectX and views the Graphical Perio Chart.

uses (or can use) Open Dental eServices for online patient scheduling and patient communications.

relies on certain third-party services like Flex, Weave, SolutionReach, etc. (It will take time for some vendors to build interfaces with our API, so this will vary by company.)*

uses separate Imaging software that doesn't need to be hosted.

uses Open Dental for imaging or wants separate Imaging software to be cloud hosted by Open Dental.

*See our Third Party Integration document for the list of integrations that are compatible with Open Dental Cloud.

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