The Number ONE thing you should do with your shut down down time: Create Clinical Note Templates

by Larry Emmott on April 16, 2020

in Corona Pandemic,Management,Paperless,Software

It is amazing how many dentists will spend enormous amounts of time every day writing, editing and reviewing poorly scribbled, hard to read handwritten notes but will not do a little planning and take a few hours to create digital notes so they never have to write in a chart again.

Digital progress notes are:

  • More complete
  • Easier to read
  • Take much less time to create than paper entries

Now is the time NO EXCUSES the dentist and the team members have time on their hands during the pandemic shutdown use it to complete all your note templates and set up the software to automatically enter the notes for each procedure. Follow the link below for a how to from Dentrix.

NOTE: be sure to set up codes and notes for procedures not covered with a standard ADA Code such as crown delivery, suture removal and the many steps involved in a denture fabrication. You need notes based on appointments not just procedures.

From Dentrix Tip Tuesdays:

Clinical note templates can save you a lot of time and can help you keep more accurate and detailed notes. Set up clinical note templates to help you document the procedures you complete regularly in your practice, like prophies, periodic exams, fillings, root canals, and crowns.Clinical note templates can include both the standard phrases you use to document these procedures as well as specific information like tooth number, surface, or treatment plan.

Source: Dentrix Tip Tuesdays: Creating Clinical Note Templates

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