To add appointment types in Open Dental, please follow the instructions outlined below:
In the main menu, click Lists, then Procedure Codes
In the lower left, under Procedure Codes, click + New
Complete each field listed under Edit These Fields for Each New Code. These fields are required
Procedure Code: The new code. Up to 15 numbers, letters, or symbols are allowed. All codes starting with D will be shortened to 5 characters before being included on an insurance Claim. For example, you can have two different codes for nitrous, with the difference being a letter that is added to the end of a standard D code. When sent to insurance, only the standard 5 digit code will be used
Description: If this code starts with D and is billed to insurance, the description will show on the claim.
Select the Category: The category this procedure code will be organized under. (Misc is most common)
Click Add to save the procedure code and close the window.
The new procedure code will appear in the Procedure Code List under its category.