Brenda - We have version 16.1.1. Here is a screen shot - the search is in the upper right corner and I can search by first name, last name, DOB, address, or phone number.
I am the Senior Business Manager for a dental practice, and I can certainly say that having the option to search for a patient by DOB would greatly improve efficiency for the entire office. The option for using a report to narrow patients down by DOB is not practical at all, not when you're needing to search for a patient quickly and in real time, and that has been the only "work around"-way to narrow patients down by DOB that I have found. Being in a large and diverse metropolitan area, as well as working closely and often with different insurance companies customer service reps, we run into many accents that can be difficult to understand the pronunciation of a name, so having the ability to search for a patient by DOB would be fantastic for our team and practice! It has been two and a half to three years since I saw the first post on this site about this issue...is CS Dental any closer to adding a DOB search option??? Having worked with other dental and medical software programs that do indeed have the option to search by DOB, I know that it is absolutely possible and feasible, I am hoping CS Dental can update this so that we do not have another reason to switch to using a different software program in the future.
What about search by email? That's not something I hear often but probably would make sense?
We are looking into this again for a future release!