Short Budget - Which FREE or LOW COST Plugins to use?

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rhaber123
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Short Budget - Which FREE or LOW COST Plugins to use?

Post by rhaber123 » Sat Dec 28, 2019 12:01 pm

If you are on a short budget,
and you are willing to spend some time to do your own installation and set up ( or have someone with little computer Knowledge to do it for you), there are many applications/plugins on OD "Plugin forum" ,
- that are either FREE,
- have a one time cost of only few dollars with no recurrent fees,
- or a low annual fees.


We mainly use :
1- Google FREE Registration and Medical History forms, can be completed on a cellphone, no tablet or ipad needed. You get an email when a form is completed. Any type of form can be created with Google forms.
goo.gl forms:
1 - Registration form https://goo.gl/forms/L7ErVMxRZmCEufCp1
2 - Medical History form https://goo.gl/forms/VGGsshX58j7D5Ekl2
You can complete them on your cell
viewtopic.php?f=7&t=6894


2- Real time Online Appointment Scheduling for New and Existing patients , $139/yr
30 days FREE Trial
We use Simplybook.me $100/year with the Google Calendar plugin $139/year from Mopensoft , http://www.mopensoft.com , to sync open dental appointments with multiple google calendars . You can have multiple schedules synched as well as multiple services. We have been using it for 3 years now. It doesn't enter the appointment into open dental for you -You get an email with the details then need to add it in.
http://www.drhaber.net/contact.htm

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3- the SMS plugin to text our patients, $89/yr
30 days FREE Trial
by using the SMS plugin from Mopensoft , http://www.mopensoft.com ...
we use it with Diafaan for texting on multiple computer , or can be used with Remote Desktop app for use on one computer,
You can send bulk SMS, receipt SMS, Automated birthday SMS, etc...
viewtopic.php?f=7&t=6450)

4- VOIP or Landline Smart caller ID, to place calls from inside OD, and view who is calling, $120 one time only
30 days FREE Trial
when someone calls , you get a pop up that shows the caller name, the caller phone number, and a photo of the caller.
It works with regular landline or VOIP. There is no need to change your phone service or provider.
viewtopic.php?f=7&t=6452


5- AB Bulkmailer for Email marketing and bulk email $25 one time only
viewtopic.php?f=7&t=7191


6- Free insurance verification
viewtopic.php?f=7&t=6664


7- Sync OD Appointments (OD Calendars) with Google Calendar $139/yr
30 days FREE Trial
viewtopic.php?f=7&t=6932


8- FREE Google Remote Desktop
viewtopic.php?f=7&t=6898

9- FREE Schick CDR Dicom, FREE Imaging software
Schick CDR Dicom software is available for free . Schick CDR Dicom integrate nicely with OD, Super easy to use, it takes few minutes to setup.
Schick software can work with Schick Sensors, Sirona Xios sensors ( low price), Fona sensors ( low price) ....and works with many USB intraoral cameras sold on Ebay, scanners, some PANO, etc..
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and few other plugins....
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Now if you have a better budget:
It would be good to check OD E-services, or even give them a call. They are super helpful.
They cover most of what is needed in a dental office , at a better and reasonable price than other companies, and of course all integrate with OD
https://www.opendental.com/site/fees.html

Software Support/Contract Monthly Fees $169/month/location or office
E-Services Bundle: $165/month/location
You can get the Bundle, or pick only the services that you are interested in

See eServices Bundle here
https://www.opendental.com/site/eservicesbundle.html
Includes Integrated Texting access fee (additional per outgoing text message fees apply).
Bundle price also includes Landline Texting option for offices in the US.


***** I have no affiliation with any of the above companies, just a happy user.

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