Procedure Code List
Procedure codes and fees can be maintained, edited, and accessed via the Procedure Codes list. The codes in the list are those that will be available when charting treatment.
Important: During the Trial installation, temporary (T) codes are installed. When you first update to the full version of Open Dental, remove these T codes by running Procedure Code Tools. This process can also update CDT codes (U.S.), CDA codes (Canada), and reset defaults.
To open the list, in the main menu, click Lists, Procedure Codes, or press Ctrl+Shift+F.
The Procedures grid lists procedure codes that exist for the highlighted categories. Fees for up to three fee schedules can be viewed at a time, each represented by a Fee column (Fee 1, Fee 2, Fee 3). The criteria set under Compare Fee Schedules determines the fees that show.
To enter fees, click in a Fee column cell. Press tab to quickly move from cell to cell.
Field and Option Descriptions
Search: Search the selected category(s) for a procedure code. As you enter text the list will update with matching results.
By Category: The highlighted categories determine which procedure codes show in the grid. To select all categories click All.
Procedures: A list of all procedure codes that exist for the selected category. Procedure fees for up to three fee schedules may also show, depending on the criteria set under Compare Fee Schedules.
Compare Fee Schedules: Select the criteria that determines which fee columns and fees show in the Procedures grid.
Note: Clinic and Provider are only enabled if the Fee Schedule allows provider and/or clinic-specific fees (Use Global Fees is unchecked).
Fee Colors: The fee color is a quick method of identifying whether a fee is global or provider and/or clinic-specific. The default colors are listed below. Customize fee colors in Definitions, Fee Colors.
Fee Scheds: Create Fee Schedules.
Fee Tools: Copy, export or import fees, increase fees by a percentage, or update fees for treatment planned procedures. See Fee Tools.
Frequently Asked Questions
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