Monday, June 13, 2016

Got the Picture?

The Patient Picture feature displays a full-color portrait that you can access from the Appointment Book, Family File, Patient Chart, Treatment Planner, Document Center, Perio Chart, or Questionnaires modules and is helpful in patient recognition and identification.

This feature can be especially helpful if you have patients with the same or similar names, where you can pull up the patient picture and double-check that the Dan Johnson sitting in the chair is the same Dan Johnson whose treatment plan is calling for an extraction!

To open the Patient Picture window:

  1. Select a patient.
  2. Click the Patient Picture button.
    • In the Family File, Appointment Book, and Treatment Manager, the Patient Picture button looks like this:


    • In the Patient Chart, Perio Chart, Document Center, and Questionnaires modules, the Patient Picture button is a small thumbnail of the actual patient photo:


    • If no patient picture exists for the patient, the Patient Picture button has muted colors:

The Patient Picture window appears.



Click the following links for additional information about how you can add patient pictures to your database using various methods, such as acquiring the image from a digital camera or other device, importing pictures from a file, or copy and pasting from the Windows clipboard.

Once you have added a patient picture, you can use the tools in the Patient Picture window to crop or rotate the image, as well as adjust the image properties.


2 comments:

Jeffrey J. Stein, DDS said...

Do you have any suggestions for a webcam or other device that our front desk can use to take patient photos?

Dentrix Tips Tuesdays said...

We do not have a specific brand or model of webcam that is recommended for Dentrix. If you are using Dentrix G5.1 or higher, most webcams will work with Dentrix.