The dentist needs to concentrate on general use of the management software, charting, treatment planning and scheduling. He/she must be able to launch the software, find a patient record or appointment and to enter treatment if needed. However the doctor’s primary duty is to maintain the dental record and to manage the practice. For that reason the dentist needs to be able to find a specific procedure in the patient chart then retrieve and edit existing procedure notes or enter new notes. The dentist needs to be able to run financial reports, understand what they mean and create custom reports. The dentist also needs to understand and administer the security features of the software such as passwords.