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Open Dental

Connecting the tools in Open Dental Software to the amazing users that use them.
Practice Management. Handled.

Tips & Tricks #9

In this tips & tricks post, get a helpful resource for troubleshooting Treatment Plans & Preauthorizations, how to handle multi-stage treatment, using an iPad for patient forms, and how to move a patient into an existing family in Open Dental.

HIPAA

HIPAA Compliance and Open Dental Software

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is a federal law that provides protection for patients’ health information and how it is handled by those who provide healthcare. Following HIPAA guidelines helps protect PHI and your organization. Businesses that fail to do so may be responsible for consequences, including fines, if data is compromised. In this post, we’ll discuss your responsibility for HIPAA compliance, the definition of PHI, and using the built-in tools in Open Dental for HIPAA-compliant use of the software.

Tips & Tricks #8

In this tips & tricks post, find out what to do if employees are clocking in but nothing’s showing up (you can’t see your current pay period), how to close out the month in Open Dental, and the process for opening next year in your schedule.

smilemakers

Future Smilemakers: We’re Here For You!

Congratulations future smile-makers, you’ve survived dental school! There’s good news, and bad news. The good news is, you made it! The bad news? 80% of you graduated with over $287,000 in student debt.┬áCombined with the cost of starting or purchasing a dental practice, it’s hard not to feel […]