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.

How a menu appears before you press the ALT button on your 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.

How a menu appears after you press the ALT button on your keyboard.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Creating Alternate Treatment Plans

Updated 9/26/2019

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 in Dentrix Magazine.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Using the Unscheduled List

Updated 9/26/2019

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 List and the in Select List drop-down, select Unscheduled List. Double-click an appointment in the list to make changes to the appointment information.

To learn more, see the Creating Custom Appointment Lists blog post.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Use the Presenter to Better Explain Procedures

Updated 9/25/2019

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 additional information, see the various topics listed under Dentrix Presenter Overview in Dentrix Help.