Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Creating Prescriptions in Dentrix

The Dentrix Prescriptions module allows you to create a library of medicines your office prescribes and use them for patient prescriptions. You can also use the Prescriptions module to track which medications have been prescribed, and how often.

To create a prescription for a patient:
  1. From a patient-specific Dentrix module, select a patient.
  2. From the toolbar, click the Prescriptions button to open the Patient Prescriptions dialog box.

  3. Note:
    The Prescriptions button changes depending on whether the patient has prescriptions stored in Dentrix. If the patient doesn't have any prescriptions the button is just an Rx symbol, and when clicked, displays a blank Patient Prescriptions dialog box. If you have filled prescriptions for this patient in the past, the button is an Rx symbol with a prescription bottle icon. When you click the button the Patient Prescriptions dialog box appears and lists all previous prescriptions stored in Dentrix for that patient.

    Note: The Medical Alert button appears in the Patient Prescriptions dialog box allowing you to check for drug allergies before you create a prescription for a patient. If the red cross on the button is filled in, click the button to check for medical alerts.

  4. Click New to open the New Patient Prescription dialog box.




  5. By default, the current date displays in the Date field. Change the date if necessary.
  6. From the Description drop-down list, select a prescription type. The remaining fields fill in automatically based on your selection.
  7. You can customize the prescription information for the patient using the following fields:

    • Drug Name - the name of the drug.
    • Sig - the dosage interval and instructions.
    • Disp - the amount to dispense.
    • Refills - Enter or the number of times the prescription can be refilled.
    • Dispense as Written - Mark this option to limit the prescription to the specified drug.
    • Generic Substitution Permitted - Mark this option to allow generic substitution for a brand name drug.
    • Notes - Enter or modify patient instructions. Click spell-check to check the spelling of the note text.

    • Note:
      If you manually change any of the above fields (modifying the Drug Name, Disp information, or number of Refills for example), the prescription is considered non-standard and will appear with a check mark in the NS column of the Patient Prescriptions dialog box, and with an asterisk (*) next to the date on the Prescriptions Report.
  8. From the Prescriber drop-down list, select the provider who is prescribing the drug.
  9. Click Print to print the prescription. The prescription prints to the printer selected in the Prescription Setup, and Dentrix adds the prescription to the list of patient prescriptions in the Patient Prescriptions dialog box.
For additional information about the Prescriptions module, see the various topics linked to in the "Prescriptions Overview" topic in the Dentrix Help.

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