Grouped Rxs are here (EASy v. 15.1)

Prescriptions may now be grouped together for easy printing on a single sheet of paper. Up to four prescriptions can be added to different prescription groups that you design based on your practice's needs.

Complete instructions on how to setup and use grouped prescriptions may be found here.

Example of 3 printed prescriptions from an Rx Group

Example of 3 printed prescriptions from an Rx Group

Mallampati score added to IV anesthetic record


We've added the Mallampati Score to the anesthetic record forms:


A higher Mallampati score (range I-IV) corresponds to a more difficult intubation:

 It's available in EASy for Open Dental series 7.9.x and above. To download this update immediately, select 'Check for updates' from the main Anesthesia menu item:


You'll need to have upgraded to Open Dental 7.9 first in order to see these changes.



Manually added vital signs are here in 7.9

In response to requests, we've added the ability to manually add/edit vital signs in the vital signs table:



This capability is available in Open Dental version 7.9.1 and above. Follow these steps to upgrade:

1) Click on 'Check for updates' from the Anesthesia menu item on all workstations were EASy is installed. The latest update will automatically download and install.

2) When Open Dental reopens, upgrade Open Dental to 7.9.1 by choosing Help > Update from the main OD toolbar. Do this from the server.

3) Close and then reopen Open Dental.



GA capability added to EASy version 7.7

We've added the capability to monitor general anesthesia cases in version 7.7:

Anesthetic record for GA cases

The ability to record inhalational agent start and stop times, ventilator start and stop times, and specifics of intubation has been added. General anesthesia records are available starting with Open Dental 7.7 and higher.

The Anesthesia dropdown menu has been modified to reflect this change:

If you have previously used the Anesthesia module in Open Dental, those records will be found under the Anesthetic Record (IV) menu item. As soon as OD staff adds a programming hook for us, the number of saved records will show:

Big Idea Releases Electronic Anesthesia System (EASy) for Open Dental

Big Idea Software, LLC, today announces the commercial release of version 7.2 of its Electronic Anesthesia System (EASy) for the Open Dental Practice Management System.

CEO and lead developer William J. Starck, DDS commented on the release:

"Today I am proud to announce the official release of our Electronic Anesthesia System (EASy) for the Open Dental practice management software system. The EASy Anesthesia system provides a full-featured electronic Anesthetic Record and inventory management system for dental and surgical practices that greatly simplifies record keeping, reduces errors, and is capable of importing vital sign data from HL7 network capable vital sign monitors directly into Open Dental."

The software is compatible with all Open Dental 7.2 - 7.5 series releases, and is available for download from the Try section of the website as a free fully functional 30 day trial. It retails for $1249 for a 10 PC license pack.


Introducing TimeOut!, the automatic logoff manager for Open Dental


Big Idea Software, LLC is pleased to announce the release of TimeOut!, the automatic logoff manager for Open Dental.TimeOut! Automatic Logoff Manager for Open Dental

With TimeOut!, you no longer have to worry about employees forgetting to log off, or privacy concerns in common areas such as operatories.

TimeOut! is highly configurable, and easy to set up. You can manage all the PCs in your office from a single admin screen, and it has different settings for PCs in public areas, such as treatment rooms, or private areas such as the front desk or business office. You can even exclude PCs if you wish.

  Fully customizable public and private settingsAssign PCs into public or private groups, or turn TimeOut! off entirely for a PCTimeOut! comes with a variety of skins for complete customization 

















TimeOut! is compatible with all Open Dental series 7.2 -7.6 releases, and sells for $79.95 USD for a 10 PC license pack, which should be sufficient for most dental offices. Additonal 10 PC license packs are $19.95 USD. It's available as a fully functional 30 day trial in the Try section of the website.