Management Software

What the Dental Assistant Needs to Know

The clinical dental assistant should concentrate on items general use of the software and charting. The assistant needs to be able to launch the software, find a patient record or appointment and to enter treatment. The chairside assistant must also know how to find an image, either a photo or an x-ray, specific to a procedure and then display it for the dentist to refer to during treatment. The assistant is primarily responsible for chart entries therefore he/she needs to know how to enter treatment. That includes existing treatment, planned treatment and completed treatment. The assistant will also need to know how to enter and edit procedure notes. More advanced practices may also want the assistant to learn item 4 and schedule from the treatment rooms.

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