Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Patient Chart 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 Patient Chart:

F1 = Opens the Help menu
F2 = Opens the Select Patient dialog box
F3 = Prints the Patient Chart

Alt + F4 = Exits the Patient Chart
F5 = Refreshes the Patient Chart

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

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Update Notes in Dentrix with Questionnaires

Are you using the Dentrix Questionnaires module to create forms for patients to fill out online? Do any of your forms have a note field that patients fill out? Patients often enter information and explanations in these fields. With Dentrix G4 Productivity Pack 8 (or higher) you can capture these responses and add them to specific note fields in Dentrix without manually retyping the note. For more information on this topic, see the eNewsletter article titled Update Notes in Dentrix with Questionnaires.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Keeping Up with Continuing Care

By looking at the Continuing Care block in the Dentrix Family File, you can tell where a patient stands with their continuing care plan. An empty block indicates that no continuing care has been set, while a block containing red dates and descriptions (see image above) means the patient is overdue for treatment. When a patient calls or comes into your office, check the Family File to see their continuing care status, and encourage them to get back on schedule with their treatment if needed. For more information about setting up patients on a continuing care plan, see the Dentrix eNewsletter article titled Getting Patients Back on Schedule with Continuing Care.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Access Dentrix on the Go

Have you ever been away from the office and needed to access important patient or schedule information? With Dentrix Mobile you can have access to patient details such as medical alerts, prescriptions and appointments. For more information about Dentrix Mobile browse to www.dentrix.com/products/eservices/mobile.