Click the Up/Down arrows to move an element in the list.
Once elements are set up, set up the messaging buttons on each workstation (in each operatory). Some may apply to all workstation, others will apply to specific workstations.Example of a Doctor element: This element has a sound and a color, but no light row. Thus it may determine the color of a light button, but does not cause a button to light up.
You can attach sound wav files to message element. Then, when a message is sent using the element, a sound notification will accompany the message. Typically the sound is just someone saying the element text. Several sound files are preloaded into Open Dental. There are also 12 additional prerecorded spoken messages (e.g. Hygienist 1, Patient Arrived) available for download: sounds.zip. If you use sounds, make sure your computer volume is turned up.
Play: If a sound is already attached to the item, click Play to hear it.
Delete: Remove the sound from the element.
Import: Import a wav sound file.
Export: Export the current wav sound file.
Windows Recorder: Record sounds on any Windows operating system except Windows 10 with this button. A sound bar shows that the microphone is picking up sounds.
Record New: Record sounds on any operating system, including Windows 10. You can automatically import the sound files with this recorder.
Recording Your Own Sound: You can choose to use Windows Recorder or Record New. These two buttons function the same. Windows Recorder is not compatible with Windows 10.
We recommend a microphone that plugs into your computer. When you are ready to record, follow these steps: