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 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:07 am

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 fee.


For the last 3-5 years we have been mainly using:


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FREE Forms, treatment plan consent forms, ETC... integrate with OD
How to create your own FREE FORMS, custom Treatment Plan Consent forms, and the Sheets option , integrate with OD
http://opendentalsoft.com/forum/viewto ... 1&t=7502


1- Google FREE Registration and Medical History forms, can be completed on a cellphone, a tablet, ipad, android, etc... or anything that has internet. 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
with Google forms you can design them for consent forms, financial forms ...etc... for your patients to complete or sign




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2- Real time Online Appointment Scheduling for New and Existing patients , $139/yr
30 days FREE Trial
Our patients make their own appointments online.
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

https://santamonica.simplybook.me/sheduler/manage

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=6451


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3- the SMS plugin to text our patients, from inside OD , for any user in any country $89/yr
30 days FREE Trial
by using the SMS plugin from Mopensoft , http://www.mopensoft.com ... We use the Mopensoft SMS plugin with an android cellphone.
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)


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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


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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


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9- FREE Imaging software

- FREE Imaging software
As of Version 20.5 open dental works with many sensors and panoramic machines that you already have in your office, no need for another imaging software like Apteryx, Dexis, etc....
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=7394



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and few other plugins....
viewforum.php?f=7




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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