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Canada - Fee Guides

Open Dental is able to provide some Canadian fee guides to users. The available fee guides listed below are available to import.

Import Fee Guide
Importing Canada fee guides is available in version 12.4.26 and greater. You must currently be on support to import fee guides.

We recommend making a copy of the original fee guide for reference, then importing the new fees into the original fee guide. By doing it this way, the fees will be updated and you will not need to reassign fee guides.

Create a copy of the original fee guide:

  1. Create a new Fee Guide (e.g. UCR2014_copy). 
  2. In the Procedure Codes List, click Fee Tools (lower right).
  3. In Choose Settings, select the fee guide to copy (the original).
  4. In Copy To, select the fee guide to copy the fees into (e.g. the new fee guide, UCR2014_copy). 
  5. Click Copy. The new fee guide will now be a copy of your original fee guide.

Import fees into the original fee guide:

  1. Clear the original fee guide:
    1. Click Fee Tools.
    2. Under Choose Settings, select the original fee guide.
    3. Click Clear to remove the fees from the original fee guide. 
  2. Import the new fees into the original fee guide:
    1. Click Fee Tools.
    2. Under Choose Settings, select the original fee guide.
    3. Click Import Canada. A password may be required.  
      If you have not cleared the fees (fees exist in the original), you will receive a warning. Choose OK to proceed, or Cancel to close without importing (See Clear the original fee guide above).
    4. The Fee Sched Pick Remote window displays all of the fee guides currently available for download. To import, double click on a fee guide or select it then click OK. A message will indicate when the import if finished.

You can download multiple fee guide files into a single fee guide. Each download will only affect fees for procedure codes that are included in the specific file; fees for procedures not included in the file will not be overridden.

Available Guides by Province
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Alberta

Alberta Dental Assistance for Seniors Program (DASP)
2015 - General Practicioners, Prosthodontics, Specialists

Alberta Blue Cross Dental Schedule (BCDS)
2016 - General Practitioners

Alberta Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB)
2015 - Anesthesiologists, Endodontics, General Practitioners, Paediatrics, Periodontics, Prosthodontists
2017 - Endodontics, General Practitioners, Orthodontics, Paediatrics, Pathology, Periodontics, Prosthodontists, Radiographs

British Columbia

British Columbia Dental Association (BCDA)
2013 - General Practitioners, General Practitioners Out of Office Care, Paediatrics, Periodontics
2014 - General Practitioners, General Practitioners Out of Office Care, Paediatrics, Periodontics
2015 - General Practitioners, General Practitioners Out of Office Care, Paediatrics, Periodontics
2016 - General Practitioners, General Practitioners Out of Office Care, Paediatrics, Periodontics
2017 - General Practitioners, General Practitioners Out of Office Care, Paediatrics, Periodontics
2018 - General Practitioners, General Practitioners Out of Office Care, Paediatrics, Periodontics

British Columbia fee guide for Pacific Blue Cross insurance (PBC)
Contact Open Dental support to download fees. We need to verify access to the PBC portal before import.
 

Years available: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

New Brunswick

New Brunswick Dental Society (NBDS)
You will need to download all relevant fee schedule files, one at a time, to create a consolidated fee schedule that has all fees. Each download will only affect fees for procedure codes that are included in the specific file; fees for procedures not included in the file will not be overridden.

2014 - Abbreviated Guide, Diagnostics, Endodontics, General Practitioners, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, Orthodontics, Periodontics, Prevention, Prosthodontics Fixed, Prosthodontics Removable, Restoration
2015 - Abbreviated Guide, Diagnostics, Endodontics, General Practitioners, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, Orthodontics, Periodontics, Prevention, Prosthodontics Fixed, Prosthodontics Removable, Restoration
2016 - Abbreviated Guide, Diagnostics, Endodontics, General Practitioners, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, Orthodontics, Periodontics, Prevention, Prosthodontics Fixed, Prosthodontics Removable, Restoration
2017 - Abbreviated Guide, Diagnostics, Endodontics, General Practitioners, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, Orthodontics, Periodontics, Prevention, Prosthodontics Fixed, Prosthodontics Removable, Restoration
2018 - Abbreviated Guide, Diagnostics, Endodontics, General Practitioners, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, Orthodontics, Periodontics, Prevention, Prosthodontics Fixed, Prosthodontics Removable, Restoration

Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia Dental Association (NSDA)
2014 - General Practitioners, Specialists 
2015 - General Practitioners, Specialists 
2016 - General Practitioners, Specialists 

2017 - General Practitioners, Specialists 
2018 - General Practitioners, Specialists

Ontario

The following copyright notice applies to Ontario users:
The ODA Suggested Fee Guide which is included in the Open Dental Software Inc. software and the copyright therin, is owned by the Ontario Dental Association and may be used soley in conjunction with the Open Dental software under licence from the Ontario Dental Association. The "ODA Suggested Fee Guide", "ODA Suggested Fee Guide for General Practitioners", "ODA Design" and "ODA" are trademarks of the Ontario Dental Association.

Ontario Dental Assocation (ODA)

Due to copyright issues, downloading ODA fee guides requires updating Open Dental versions. The version required is noted in the ODA fee guide list below. Per the ODA, procedure codes that have a fee range will default to the minimum value. Higher values must be entered manually.

2013 - Version 13.2 or greater required.
Anesthesiologists, Endodontists, General Practitioners, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, Paediatric Dentists, Periodontists, Prosthodontists
2014 - Version 13.2.21 or greater required
Anesthesiologists, Endodontists, General Practitioners, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, Paediatric Dentists, Periodontists, Prosthodontists
2015 - Version 14.3.24 or greater required
Anesthesiologists, Endodontists, General Practitioners, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, Paediatric Dentists, Periodontists, Prosthodontists
2016 - Version 15.3.32 or 15.4.4 or greater required
Anesthesiologists, Endodontists, General Practitioners, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, Paediatric Dentists, Periodontists, Prosthodontists
2017 - Version 16.2.72 or 16.3.35 or greater required
Anesthesiologists, Endodontists, General Practitioners, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, Paediatric Dentists, Periodontists, Prosthodontists
2018 - Version 17.2.43 or 17.3.35 or greater required
Anesthesiologists, Endodontists, General Practitioners, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, Paediatric Dentists, Periodontists, Prosthodontists

Healthy Smiles Ontario (HSO)
2016 - General Practitioners
2017 - General Practitioners, Specialists, Hygienist

Ontario Dental Hygienists' Association (ODHA)
Canadian Hygiene codes are not automatically created in Open Dental. For fees to import, the code must already exist. You can add new codes manually, then import fees every year as needed.

Years available: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) (MCSS)
2017 - General Practitioners, Hygienists, Specialists

Ontario Non-Insured Health Benefits Fee Guide (NIHB) 
2016 - Anesthesiologists, Endodontists, General Practitioners, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, Paediatric Dentists, Periodontists, Prosthodontists, Radiographs
2017 - Anesthesiologists, Endodontists, General Practitioners, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, Paediatric Dentists, Periodontists, Prosthodontists, Radiographs

Quebec

Quebec Dental Association (ACDQ)
Contact Open Dental support to download fees. We need to verify your eligibility. As required by ACDQ, only fee schedules for the current year and next year can be downloaded. Prior years are not available.

Years available: 2016, 2017, 2018

Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan College of Dental Surgeons Fee Guide (CDSS)
2016 - General Practitioners, Specialists
2017 - General Practitioners, Specialists
2018 - General Practitioners, Specialists

Saskatchewan Non-Insured Health Benefits Fee Guide (NIHB)
2016 - Anesthesiologists, Endodontists, General Practitioners, Orthodontics, Paediatrics, Periodontics, Prosthodontics
2018 - General Practioners

Saskatchewan Supplementary Health Benefits (SSHB)
2015 - General Practitioners, Specialists


We do not include fee guides for the Denturist Assocation of Canada (DAC).

Procedure codes must already be created in Open Dental before fees will import. Fees for any codes not found in Open Dental will be skipped.

We can add more fee guides as requested. Send requests to vendor.relations@opendental.com.  To expedite response time, please provide the name of the fee guide, the organization that produced the fee guide, contact information, including URL, and any other useful information. If possible, include a link to the fee guide, or an attached copy of the guide. We will research the legal ramifications to determine if we can add the fee guide. 

 

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