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by djanash@mac.com
Sat May 12, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Advanced Topics
Topic: Crystal Reports
Replies: 8
Views: 7289

Re: Crystal Reports

We have over 40 reports, from routing slips to referral reports to production/writeoff reports. The nice thing about RDL Designer in OD is that you can paste in a query and it creates a table or list based on the fields, with various layout and formatting options that aren't available in "user quer...
by djanash@mac.com
Sat May 12, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Plug-ins
Topic: Request/Idea for a New Patient and Referral Dashboard
Replies: 4
Views: 4868

Re: Request/Idea for a New Patient and Referral Dashboard

Id love something like this! Who could make this for us if we wanted to hire a pro on fiver or some other gig site? what is the "name" of the skill set needed? a "back end developer"?
by djanash@mac.com
Sat May 12, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Sharing
Topic: Automation
Replies: 6
Views: 8032

Re: Automation

Can this be used to automate a daily report and then send an email to me?
by djanash@mac.com
Thu Oct 15, 2015 11:12 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: A text letting me know how my day is going/went
Replies: 1
Views: 2436

A text letting me know how my day is going/went

If OD can send out texts, why not have the ability to send me a text on how many XX's were done, Production. Collection etc. Daily, or as the day goes on.

Any one jury rig this yet? or have any solutions?

Thanks in advance.


DJ
by djanash@mac.com
Sat Oct 10, 2015 9:20 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Viewing HMO, vs PPO patients at a glance in OD
Replies: 1
Views: 1909

Viewing HMO, vs PPO patients at a glance in OD

Hi everyone, I know I can scroll the mouse over and get the Insurance Carrier but can I see a "grid" in the schedule of HMO and PPO patients at a glance, via using different colors of appointments? etc?

thanks in advance
by djanash@mac.com
Sun Aug 23, 2015 2:34 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Purchased a SoftDent practice and Fee Schedules are a mess!
Replies: 1
Views: 1607

Purchased a SoftDent practice and Fee Schedules are a mess!

Hi everyone, I am hoping to get some clarity on how to solve this mess that I am in and time is working against me since I can't bill out till I solve this issue. I recently purchased an office losing it lease that will be merged into my practice across the street. This office unlike mine accepts HM...
by djanash@mac.com
Sat Sep 20, 2014 4:14 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Patient Purge
Replies: 1
Views: 686

Patient Purge

Hello every one. I am considering purchasing a practice a few towns over and want to use my current OD database except with out any of the patients. So Id like the color options, custom status, custom fee schedule, alerts, doctors etc all to remain the same... and copy it over to the acquisition wit...
by djanash@mac.com
Mon May 12, 2014 6:09 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Biometric Time and attendance System for OD
Replies: 5
Views: 5247

Biometric Time and attendance System for OD

Can any one recommend a time and attendance system for OD that will use fingerprint or hand print technology.
We use ADP so integration with them too would be even better.


Thanks
by djanash@mac.com
Fri Mar 14, 2014 3:14 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Can I some how see which user/emp input a payment daily?
Replies: 1
Views: 709

Can I some how see which user/emp input a payment daily?

or rather, for the end of day sheet once a day

I know audit trial exist but we keep these on file after we bring it out for reconciliation. Would nice to ave an extra column that showed which person put that payment into the system

Thanks!
by djanash@mac.com
Mon Nov 11, 2013 2:37 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Can OD send me Emails or even better MMS alerts on my iPhone
Replies: 2
Views: 853

Can OD send me Emails or even better MMS alerts on my iPhone

Does any know of any applications or plug ins for OD that can send you a text message for certain "events" throughout the day from OD a program link? Would be great for a doc with 2 offices Anything? I have strong feeling this can be easily achieved but wouldn't know who to ask or where to start wit...
by djanash@mac.com
Thu Oct 24, 2013 5:35 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Getting a list of Active Patients not in our recall list
Replies: 0
Views: 942

Getting a list of Active Patients not in our recall list

Over the past few months (12-18), I'm sure we have had some new patients come in for emergencies, consultations and other visits where a Prophy or BWX code wasn't entered and therefore never made it into our recall system for a 6 month check up...How can I get OD to access this list? Back in my Easy...
by djanash@mac.com
Tue Oct 08, 2013 1:45 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Only one person can enter payment in at a time?
Replies: 2
Views: 742

Only one person can enter payment in at a time?

Our large insurance practice get a bunch of checks every monday and it has come to our attention that only one person can enter checks at a time...Is this correct, or intentional? I can understand if OD sets this limit as a fail safe but can it be modified so we can allow two or three people to post...
by djanash@mac.com
Sun Oct 06, 2013 7:33 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Automatically run reports ? Print title ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1797

Re: Automatically run reports ? Print title ?

drtech wrote:This sounds like something I might like to add to my plugin. I am currently updating it to be released for the latest beta with lots of new improvements for Open Dental. Stay tuned...
Would you please provide some info and the link to your plug-in(s?)
by djanash@mac.com
Mon Sep 30, 2013 6:57 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Why would my total production numbers be dropping over time?
Replies: 2
Views: 787

Why would my total production numbers be dropping over time?

By total production I mean net production (production - write offs - adjustments) I noticed that as time passes I keep noticing it dropping more and more... e.g. Total July net production on August 1 would read 50K, then in on Aug 15, its 48K, then in the end of Aug it 46K, etc... What is causing th...
by djanash@mac.com
Mon Jun 10, 2013 6:34 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: How can I learn to write my own query's
Replies: 3
Views: 1057

How can I learn to write my own query's

Can any one recommend a book to learn how to write my own Query's? ...I usually like to mine my own stats and info and I feel like the OD Query list is good but I'd like to be able to stylize things and tweak them some times. I have no programming experience but am very tech savvy They actually have...
by djanash@mac.com
Wed May 15, 2013 4:30 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: New Patients and the Insurance they come in with
Replies: 1
Views: 642

New Patients and the Insurance they come in with

How can I generate a list for All the patients for the month and the Dental insurance Carrier/Plan they came in with.
I cant seem to find a query for it #648 only does one at a time.
by djanash@mac.com
Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:45 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: New Patients with Insurace XYZ count
Replies: 2
Views: 968

New Patients with Insurace XYZ count

Hi All, We are attempting to eliminate some plans at our office but want to eliminate the least popular plans first and go up from there. I'd like report that will give me a list of new patients for a given date range, the insurance plan they have (or if they are a FFS patient) and how much we been ...
by djanash@mac.com
Sun Dec 16, 2012 8:18 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Batch Archive or Inactivate patient
Replies: 1
Views: 674

Batch Archive or Inactivate patient

we just dropped a POS union plan and we'd like to avoid the tedium of Archiving or Inactivating these patients (about 60) - whats the best way to do this?
by djanash@mac.com
Sat Dec 01, 2012 1:18 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Pop Up for people with too many cancelled appointments
Replies: 4
Views: 1240

Pop Up for people with too many cancelled appointments

Can we set a Broken Appointment LIMIT, where if someone is a repeat offender a pop up generates? Going through digital chart the chart some times becomes lengthy and tedious, and we tried changing the color of the broken appointments line items but still... Would be great if this could be automated....
by djanash@mac.com
Sat Sep 22, 2012 6:45 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Accurate A/R
Replies: 4
Views: 1113

Re: Accurate A/R

Do any new claims still have the old rate or is it just the outstanding claims? If it is just the outstanding claims then OD is functioning correctly. $1500 was the rate you sent out the door and that amount will (and should) be fixed unless you modify or delete the claim. I think at this point, yo...
by djanash@mac.com
Thu Sep 20, 2012 7:52 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Accurate A/R
Replies: 4
Views: 1113

Accurate A/R

Hi Everyone, here we go.... A VERY large dental facility I recently acquired accepts many PPO and Union Plans (No medicaid). We use 1 fee schedule to bill everyone and have an inflated "Outstanding insurance claims" $$ amount. e.g. Insurance A, We send out $1500 for a crown, get $400, write off the ...
by djanash@mac.com
Sun Feb 19, 2012 5:30 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Pocedures not billed to insurance list is too long!
Replies: 4
Views: 759

Pocedures not billed to insurance list is too long!

After using open dental for a while now, I recently pull up this report only to find a large number of patients, do some digging and I find out that these patients were fee for service patients that (duh) would be bille dot insurance, how do I clean this list up?

And prevent it from happen again?
by djanash@mac.com
Sat Feb 04, 2012 4:37 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: My kiosk sucks!
Replies: 4
Views: 793

Re: My kiosk sucks!

My rant was from a year ago. I did get used to it, almost second nature :-) New users will have the same complaint as I did. Hence djanash's post. It's all about time division between polishing existing features or adding new ones, so I certainly appreciate all the work that was done. It would help...
by djanash@mac.com
Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:06 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: My kiosk sucks!
Replies: 4
Views: 793

My kiosk sucks!

Why is it so clunky and weird to use?

Select the sheets, then do this then do that, like 7 steps!!?

Am I the only now who thinks is in need of repair?
by djanash@mac.com
Fri Jan 06, 2012 8:16 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Quickest way to pay docs
Replies: 4
Views: 838

Re: Quickest way to pay docs

I just looked through the whole site and couldn't find a query for what I'd like to do?
Any one out there try anything like this?
by djanash@mac.com
Thu Dec 29, 2011 2:04 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Quickest way to pay docs
Replies: 4
Views: 838

Re: Quickest way to pay docs

Can you give an idea as to what the queries look like or the #
by djanash@mac.com
Thu Dec 29, 2011 1:27 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Message the doctors when their patient arrives
Replies: 13
Views: 8601

Re: Message the doctors when their patient arrives

Sorry, it does... I meant play a sound when we click "Arrived" in the status area. Without any extra effort, so computer for Dr. X in op #21, gets to hear that there patient is her
by djanash@mac.com
Wed Dec 28, 2011 4:43 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Message the doctors when their patient arrives
Replies: 13
Views: 8601

Re: Message the doctors when their patient arrives

Staff of 37.... I don't think this will go over well because its an extra step. As clunky as OD's system might be I wish it played sound!!
I'll play around with it a bunch, but automation is the key I think
by djanash@mac.com
Wed Dec 28, 2011 6:59 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Message the doctors when their patient arrives
Replies: 13
Views: 8601

Re: Message the doctors when their patient arrives

In one of my offices, 3 ops, 1100 sq/ft...you fart and everyone knows about it..Messaging not an issue ;) The other...21 ops 10600 sq/ft.... Fart all you want, your patients waiting for you and you and your asst will never know... I hope OD has something good enough that can be used other wise we'll...
by djanash@mac.com
Wed Dec 28, 2011 6:52 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Message the doctors when their patient arrives
Replies: 13
Views: 8601

Re: Message the doctors when their patient arrives

do you have a link you post for their site? I did a search and got too many options since it isn't the most creative name out there
by djanash@mac.com
Wed Dec 28, 2011 6:17 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Quickest way to pay docs
Replies: 4
Views: 838

Quickest way to pay docs

We have 14 different docs, 10 GP's...my Payroll director is interested in learning if there was a quicker way to pay them all (on collections) in OD without printing out an individual collection report. Currently we do it one by one per 2 week pay period under reports/payments, and take out any adju...
by djanash@mac.com
Wed Dec 28, 2011 5:03 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Message the doctors when their patient arrives
Replies: 13
Views: 8601

Re: Message the doctors when their patient arrives

Using the circles in the corner is what we do now but it requires the doctor to look up at the screen...I think a sound effect maybe nice when he/she isn't looking at the screen. I'll look into that program..thanks for the recco

It should be something we can automate no? If this then that?
by djanash@mac.com
Mon Dec 26, 2011 6:50 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Message the doctors when their patient arrives
Replies: 13
Views: 8601

Message the doctors when their patient arrives

I can't imagine I am the first to ask of for this, but can I set up an automated message like "Patient ready!" when a doctor's patient is marked ready in the appointment book?
by djanash@mac.com
Sun Dec 25, 2011 5:35 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: How do we clearly mark insurance type in the schedule
Replies: 7
Views: 1153

Re: How do we clearly mark insurance type in the schedule

I think I figured it out, but before I implement it for all the docs I wanted to run it by you guys and let me know what you think. For each doc and hyg, we now have two providers - one is their name, and one is their name with the ending "$$" For example PAYET and PAYET$$ - the info for each is ide...
by djanash@mac.com
Fri Nov 25, 2011 2:26 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: How do we clearly mark insurance type in the schedule
Replies: 7
Views: 1153

Re: How do we clearly mark insurance type in the schedule

The reason I'd like to do this is to clearly mark people with certain insurance plans in the schedule. So For example Dr. X is seeing a Pt with a HMO, we would give that patient an Orange Appt, FFS patients would be Green, so on and so on. One idea I have had would be to have multiple "providers" fo...
by djanash@mac.com
Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:25 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Best Value Xray Sensor for use with OD
Replies: 11
Views: 3365

Best Value Xray Sensor for use with OD

Ive heard that XDR Schick sensor is a much better value than the over hyped and over priced Dexis sensors out there..Which one works best and integrates easiest with OD.

Also what can I expect to pay for a Schick XDR and the software
by djanash@mac.com
Mon Nov 21, 2011 7:54 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: How do we clearly mark insurance type in the schedule
Replies: 7
Views: 1153

How do we clearly mark insurance type in the schedule

In an office where there are HMO,Union, PPO and FFS patients how we clearly, in other words, in a glance look at the schedule and tell who has what insurance plan.
Ideally Id like to see a color difference in the appt book green = FFS, PPO Blue etc
by djanash@mac.com
Fri Oct 21, 2011 3:58 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: My patient scheduler vs. Lighthouse 360
Replies: 16
Views: 23661

Re: My patient scheduler vs. Lighthouse 360

the main reason why I'd want to use either of these is to do confirmations via, phone, text and SMS texts - something that automatically generates a "confirmed" status is key. I know MPS does this, but I can't help but think its too clunky ( Icant imagine how bad LH360 is) - are the surveys worth th...
by djanash@mac.com
Wed Oct 05, 2011 2:41 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: My patient scheduler vs. Lighthouse 360
Replies: 16
Views: 23661

My patient scheduler vs. Lighthouse 360

Any one have any experience or feedback with either of these systems? MPS seems clunky and a pain in the butt to use based on my limited experience
by djanash@mac.com
Sun Oct 02, 2011 4:55 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: 2012:25,000 charts - about to scan them all in. Suggestions?
Replies: 3
Views: 847

Re: 2012:25,000 charts - about to scan them all in. Suggestions?

I think after reading about the version updates, my best bet would be to go with epson GS50's because it is twain and directly connects to OD
and can do multiple pages
there isn't a way I can scan multiple sets of X-rays though yet - I guess I can dream
by djanash@mac.com
Sun Oct 02, 2011 3:23 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: 2012:25,000 charts - about to scan them all in. Suggestions?
Replies: 3
Views: 847

2012:25,000 charts - about to scan them all in. Suggestions?

Im about to acquire a large 21-op office, 28 years old. We currently use Epson GTS50 (and we love it)in my other paperless office but Id love to know if The Fuji Scan Snap is any better at doing paper scans - scratch that - multipage scans directly into OD. Id like to avoid going through a process w...
by djanash@mac.com
Sun Sep 25, 2011 6:42 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Best all in one PC
Replies: 7
Views: 1638

Re: Best all in one PC

I bought 3 yesterday - $1000 with shipping - great value, hope fully working them won't be tough - have great help with my IT guy, I'm sure he'll figure it out, maybe need a network drive too
by djanash@mac.com
Sat Sep 24, 2011 7:05 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Open Dental on a Mac with Parallels
Replies: 0
Views: 1734

Open Dental on a Mac with Parallels

Open Dental on a Mac with Parallels Just got a MacMini, A copy of Windows 7, Parallels (newest Version). Installed Parallels, then installed windows 7 When asked, I opted to keep the two viewable in the same window - no restarts, and you can copy and paste and view Windows Applications just like lio...
by djanash@mac.com
Mon Sep 19, 2011 4:00 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Best all in one PC
Replies: 7
Views: 1638

Best all in one PC

Since were in the process of creating a small FD "expansion" I was wondering if any can recommend a good all-in -one PC. Space is at a premium. VESA wall compatible would be great but screen resolution and OD system requirements the only needs here - don't need a big sound or graphic card
by djanash@mac.com
Mon Sep 19, 2011 3:51 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Open Op Open Part time, how do I view it?
Replies: 3
Views: 696

Re: Open Op Open Part time, how do I view it?

jordansparks wrote:Well, you would start by adding an operatory. Then add that operatory to the appointment views that you use. Finally, edit the provider schedule to show available in that op only on Tuesdays.
Just did it! Awesome!
by djanash@mac.com
Mon Sep 19, 2011 3:37 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Open Op Open Part time, how do I view it?
Replies: 3
Views: 696

Re: Open Op Open Part time, how do I view it?

Its a scheduling trick that communicates "warm up and cool down" times the doctor needs before an appointment, like tasks completed by an assistant - impressions, pictures, X-rays etc. It gives an assistant the time and room to do their thing, and tells me, I need to be in room 2 doing some thing el...
by djanash@mac.com
Mon Sep 19, 2011 1:31 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Open Op Open Part time, how do I view it?
Replies: 3
Views: 696

Open Op Open Part time, how do I view it?

I'll try to make this easy to understand as possible...

I basically have a free room on Tuesday. Id like to work out of it and illustrate this using blocks that are offset and have some overlap at the ends of the time.
How do I view and book into this room on Tuesdays ONLY? Any ideas?
by djanash@mac.com
Fri Sep 02, 2011 2:26 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Update to 7.9.27 Scanner no longer works
Replies: 7
Views: 1177

Re: Update to 7.9.27 Scanner no longer works

Hey, Sorry I've been MIA. is the one previous to the most recent one on epson's site. Any luck with this yet?
by djanash@mac.com
Tue Aug 30, 2011 4:01 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Version 11
Replies: 3
Views: 927

Re: Version 11

Does it look or feel any different?
by djanash@mac.com
Sat Aug 27, 2011 4:57 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Version 11
Replies: 3
Views: 927

Version 11

Im a little confused.. did we just jump from 7.xxx to version 11.xxx Is version 11.xxx for canadian offices only? Also what, if any, improvements to the UI are there, does it look different , feel different or is it mostly a set of new minor updates. Id just like some clarification before I download...
by djanash@mac.com
Sat Aug 27, 2011 4:53 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Update to 7.9.27 Scanner no longer works
Replies: 7
Views: 1177

Re: Update to 7.9.27 Scanner no longer works

I actually had a similar problem with my GTS50
Download the OLDER driver. It worked for me..when we figured it out we call OD and let them know, its an epson issue though IMO...
by djanash@mac.com
Sat Jul 09, 2011 11:14 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: incomplete procedure notes report
Replies: 3
Views: 779

Re: incomplete procedure notes report

What we have done is added a new "status" on the rights side of the appointment view. So where is says "In waiting room", Confirmed, Complete. etc we have a Code in the status box and a circle in the UR corner of the appointment in a bright pink Color called "WRITTEN UP" and that how the staff knows...
by djanash@mac.com
Thu Apr 28, 2011 3:38 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: How do you HIPPA forms with a wireless office?
Replies: 4
Views: 923

How do you HIPPA forms with a wireless office?

Any suggestions on Automating this like once we type in someone's email address a PDF is sent to their email. Also automating signature prompts at the FD. Were are going paperless as we speak and going through a bunch of growing pains Any link to a "Paperless" thread would be great I have looked all...
by djanash@mac.com
Wed Apr 20, 2011 12:56 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Tablet PC for Open Dental
Replies: 41
Views: 7567

Re: Tablet PC for Open Dental

Is it possible this not available on e-bay?
I tried to do to a search and nothing, where can I find one. Link?

Thanks in advance
by djanash@mac.com
Sun Apr 17, 2011 1:43 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Dexis and Easy Dental Conversion Double Database entry
Replies: 3
Views: 2819

Dexis and Easy Dental Conversion Double Database entry

Open Dental and Easy Dental use different chart/account numbers to create and find a Patient Dexis Account. Since switching to OD, we have had "Double entry" for each patient in the Dexis Database attached to any appointment that had an Xray taken during it. It makes for a hassle when you want to lo...
by djanash@mac.com
Sun Apr 17, 2011 8:27 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Tablet PC for Open Dental
Replies: 41
Views: 7567

Re: Tablet PC for Open Dental

Just came back from my local electronics megastore and saw something called a ViewPad 10, by viewsonic.. Run android and Windows 7
Any oe using this or KIOSK with OD?

Im thinking KIOSK/Tablet High-Resolution 1024 x 600 Pixels
by djanash@mac.com
Sun May 16, 2010 9:06 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Nobody has requested a web version
Replies: 34
Views: 6504

Re: Nobody has requested a web version

Personally, I want to convert to OD SO BAD!, but I will wait for the web version so I can do multiple offices thing. Im ready when you are Jordan
by djanash@mac.com
Sun Mar 28, 2010 10:27 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: lost on the A-Z folder for mutiple locations, dexis images
Replies: 5
Views: 2617

Re: lost on the A-Z folder for mutiple locations, dexis images

I just so happens that location B is a startup running everything off a laptop with Dexis. Eventually as it grows well have a hardwire system in place but till then importing and exporting xrays by dexis has been a pain. not to mention reworking treatment plans and updates to it. Cant wait till the ...
by djanash@mac.com
Sat Mar 27, 2010 7:52 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: lost on the A-Z folder for mutiple locations, dexis images
Replies: 5
Views: 2617

lost on the A-Z folder for mutiple locations, dexis images

I get the databases will be different but I guess another MAJOR limitation is the inability to view xrays from one clinic to the next in case a patient decides to switch or visit a different clinic one particular day...
Is this were log me in comes in