The Trial Version is fully functional, except there is a 30 patient limit. Install the trial version to evaluate Open Dental, or as the first step when installing the full version of Open Dental. If you have any problems at all, please call us immediately
and we will help you. 503-363-5432.
If you are an existing customer and have already installed Open Dental on the server, see Installing
on a Workstation.
must be using Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP, or Windows 2003.
The download is large, about 42 MB. The download includes a blank database which
is identical to the one we normally distribute with the application
and it also includes a demo database with a few patients in it. If you are installing in Canada, please be sure your location is set to Canada before installation.
If you have a slow internet connection, and no way to get a faster connection, we can send you a CD of the Trial Version by regular mail which
will arrive in 1 to 3 days, depending on what part of the country
you are in. If you need it faster, we can ship it FedEx overnight
for an additional $15. FedEx shipments go out every day at 2:00
Pacific time. However, please be aware that a highspeed internet connection is almost a requirement for Open Dental because that's how we provide quality support.
Download and Installation
Download this file: TrialDownload-12-4-41.exe. Do NOT run, but instead, save. Then, right click on the downloaded file, and Run as Administrator (unless using an older version of Windows, like XP). After downloading and
running, be patient and wait for about 20 seconds for the following window to come up:
Click Install at the lower right. Follow the directions carefully.
If you are in the process of installing the full version of Open Dental, continue with the remaining Installation and Initial Setup instructions.
Troubleshooting and Hints
If you get an error message after the installation of MySQL: It's probably because you did not right click, Run as Administrator. So run the installer again, this time the correct way. But since you already successfully installed the first two items, you can uncheck those boxes along the left side before clicking Install.
If the installer or the program won't start up at all: You probably need to install dot Net.
If you need to install the MySql program to D:\ or to any location other than default, not only must you change the install path in the installer above, but you must also choose 'Custom' in the MySql installer, then change the path to the desired path, and choose not to install the server data.
See Troubleshooting if you are still having problems, or give us a call.
Trial Version Improvements