Canada Fee Guides

Open Dental provides some fee guides for users to import.

For Canada users, in the Fee Tools window, click Import Canada.

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. UCR2018_copy). See Fee Schedules.
  2. Under Lists, Procedure Codes, click Fee Tools.
  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, UCR2018_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 (the fees still 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 is finished.

  3. 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.

2019 Code Changes

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

The following procedure codes were added for 2019. They will need to be added manually. See Add Procedure Code. Abbreviations are required but are for internal use. You can choose your own abbreviation for each code.

Code Description Abbreviation Paint Type Treatment Area Category
01502 Periodontal, Limited (Previous Patient) None Mouth Exams and XRays
12111 Fluoride Treatment - Rinse Rinse None Mouth Cleanings
12112 Fluoride Treatment - Gel or Foam Gel None Mouth Cleanings
12113 Fluoride Treatment- Varnish Varnish None Mouth Cleanings
12114 Fluoride Treatment - Self-administered brush-in, supervised None Mouth Cleanings
33621 Obturation of Apexified Canal - One canal RCT Tooth Endo
33622 Obturation of Apexified Canal - Two canals RCT Tooth Endo
33623 Obturation of Apexified Canal - Three canals RCT Tooth Endo
33624 Obturation of Apexified Canal - Four canals or more RCT Tooth Endo
43272 Cast/Soldered/Ceramic/Polymer Glass/Wire/Fibre, Splint Bonded. - Direct, per Abutment CrownLight Tooth Crown and Bridge
56611 Attaching or re-attaching retention elements to a removable prosthesis, Direct - One unit of Time (15 minutes) None Arch Dentures
56612 Attaching or re-attaching retention elements to a removable prosthesis, Direct - Two unites of Time (30 minutes) None Arch Dentures
56619 Attaching or re-attaching retention elements to a removable prosthesis, Direct - Each additional unit over two (15 minutes) None Arch Dentures
56621 Attaching or re-attaching retention elements to a removable prosthesis, Indirect None Arch Dentures

The following codes were removed for 2019. Follow the steps below to move them to an Obsolete Category.

  1. Unhide the Obsolete procedure code category.
    In the Main Menu, click Setup, Definitions, Proc Code Categories. Double-click Obsolete and unhide it.
  2. In Lists, Procedure Codes, double-click on a code listed above.
    Change the Category to Obsolete. This will hide the code from future use without deleting it's history.
  3. Follow step 2 for each of the procedure codes above.
  4. Once all codes are moved to Obsolete, return to Definitions and re-hide the Obsolete category.

Available Guides by Province

Alberta

British Columbia

New Brunswick

Nova Scotia

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 therein, is owned by the Ontario Dental Association and may be used solely 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.

Quebec

Saskatchewan

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

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.