Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Using Accelerator Keys in Dentrix

Dentrix has keyboard shortcuts that are programmed to specific letters on the keyboard (called accelerator keys). To use accelerator keys, push the ALT button. Certain letters in fields and menus will be underlined. When you press that letter key, the field or menu will open just as if you had clicked it with the mouse.

Menu before pushing ALT button on keyboard

For example, if you want to open the Set Head of House dialog box in the Family File, press ALT, then press E to open the Edit menu, and then press H to open the Set Head of House dialog box.

Menu after pushing ALT button on keyboard

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Creating Alternate Treatment Plans


With the Dentrix Treatment Planner you can organize treatment-planned procedures into alternate cases to provide patients with different treatment options. Once you have presented the options to your patient, you can change the status of the case to show which case has been proposed, accepted, referred or rejected.

To learn more, see the Creating Alternate Treatment Plans article on pg. 19 of the Summer 2010 Dentrix Magazine.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Using the Unscheduled List

Did you know that when you break a scheduled appointment, it is moved to the Unscheduled List? You can use the Unscheduled List to manage your broken appointments and fill holes in your schedule. To open the Unscheduled List, in the Appointment Book, select Appt Lists > Unscheduled List. Double-click an appointment in the list to make changes to the appointment information.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Use the Presenter to Better Explain Procedures

Have you ever tried to explain a procedure to a patient and get a "deer in the headlights" look from them? Use the Presenter module in Dentrix to show them instead. The Presenter includes default patient education topics for many of the most common procedures. When you treatment plan a procedure in the Patient Chart or Treatment Planner, the appropriate patient education topics are automatically added to the patient's case presentation in the Presenter. You can customize the procedure codes associated with certain topics and view, add, or remove the procedure code associations for any education topic in Dentrix at any time.


For more information about associating procedure codes with patient education topics, see the Dentrix Magazine article titled Increasing Case Acceptance with Compelling Patient Education (pg. 21).