Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Appointment Book Keyboard Shortcuts

In a fast-paced environment like a dental office, it's important for you to accomplish tasks as quickly and efficiently as possible. Did you know that you can use keyboard shortcuts to accomplish some of the most common tasks in Dentrix? Using shortcuts saves you time and speeds up your daily routines, which helps you make your office more efficient.

Here's a few keyboard shortcuts you can use in the Appointment Book.

Function Keys (F1, F2, F3, etc.) = Switch between Appointment Book Views

Shift + F2 = Opens the Select Patient dialog box*

CTRL + D = Changes to the Day View

CTRL + W = Changes to the Week View

CTRL + U = Opens the Patient Picture (when a patient is selected)

*This shortcut actually works in the Family File, Ledger, Patient Chart,Perio Chart and Document Center modules as well!

Try out some of these shortcuts this week, and leave a comment telling us about some of the keyboard shortcuts your office uses.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Provider A/R Totals Report

The Provider A/R Totals Report displays accurate production totals by provider, by taking into account production and collection adjustments. For example, procedures posted for $1000, but with $800 Charity Care credit are shown as $200 in revenue rather than $1000.

For more information about this report, see the Reports Reference guide, which can be found under the Manuals tab in the Dentrix Resource Center.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Billing/Payment Agreements

Often patients may not be able to pay the full amount for procedures at the time of service. In the Ledger, click the Billing/Payment Agreement Information button and set up payment agreements with patients to collect a portion of the payment up front and work out a plan for the patient to make the remaining balance payments over time.

For more information about setting up payment agreements, see the Dentrix enewsletter article titled Setting up Payment Agreements with Patients.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Find New Appointment Time

Having a hard time finding an open appointment time that works for a patient with a crazy schedule? Using the Find New Appointment Time feature, you can enter various filters to find the first available appointment time that will work for your patient.

For more information, see the Finding "Just Right" Appointment Times article from the Dentrix eNewsletter, or search for Using find new appointment time in the Dentrix Help.

Introducing Dentrix Tip Tuesday!

Today is the day! Our very first Dentrix Tip Tuesday - a way you can get short, simple tips to help you use Dentrix better! We will begin posting a weekly tip for using Dentrix or one of the eServices compatible with Dentrix.

Each Tuesday we’ll post a new tip about ways to use Dentrix more effectively or shortcuts to speed up repetitive tasks. The tips link to additional information from Dentrix Magazine, Dentrix eNewsletter articles, and the Dentrix Resource Center that give instructions and training for implementing the tip, so you’ll have all the information you need to implement the tip that day.

You can receive, read and begin implementing these tips in one of three ways: subscribe to this blog by clicking the "Join this site" button on the right, click “like” on our Dentrix Facebook page to have the tip delivered to your news feed, or follow@Dentrix on Twitter.

The Dentrix eNewsletter will continue to have the Tips and Tricks article you’re used to which explain in greater detail how to use specific Dentrix features, improve the processes of your office staff, and better understand how using Dentrix can benefit your entire office. The Tip Tuesday blog is just an additional way to get tips about using Dentrix.

So don't delay! Subscribe to this blog today! If you’re on Facebook, “like” our Dentrix Facebook page so you’ll see the tips in your news feed each week, and/or follow @Dentrix on Twitter to see our Tip Tuesday tweets.