There are several types of Email Messages that can be sent and received using Open Dental accessed from the Main Toolbar.

Regular email

Send a clear text Email Message to anyone. Receive email in an Email Inbox. Enter settings for your email provider in Email Setup. This method does not violate HIPAA as long as you don't send protected health information (PHI).

Encrypted email

See Email Encryption Options for more details.

Securely send and receive encrypted email with trusted sources. Open Dental supports two methods of encrypted email. Both methods require that you obtain and install email security certificates. The methods differ in how security certificates are shared.

Secure Web Mail

See Secure WebMail.

Send and receive secure messages to and from patients using the Patient Portal. Every time a secure web mail message is sent to a patient, an unencrypted email is sent to the patient to notify them a secure message is waiting in the portal. To view the message, they must then log in to the portal.