Electronic Attachments

Except for DentalXChange (see below), attachments to Claims and Preauthorization must happen outside of Open Dental. Contact your clearinghouse for their preferred attachment method. Below are some known solutions.


DentalXChange (ClaimConnect) has their own attachment service directly integrated into Open Dental. See DentalXChange Attachment for instructions on adding attachments.

NEA FastAttach

For NEA FastAttach registration and download see: http://www.nea-fast.com/.

NEA can be used with some clearinghouses but you will often have to double enter claim information. The workflow for each clearinghouse is different. Contact NEA or the selected clearinghouse for details.

Referencing Attachments in Open Dental

To note an attachment to a claim for information purposes, open the claim in Open Dental. You will see an Attachment Tab. This tab is for informational purposes only.