Dentrix Ideas

Condition/Diagnosis should be updated when the condition or diagnosis changes

When a Condition/Diagnosis like impacted tooth or decayed tooth area has been created in Chart, the condition/diagnosis should be automatically invalidated and the date of that invalidation should be entered when the Condition/Diagnosis has been resolved.

This has been a long-time omission. Today, I had a patient who had been referred to an oral surgeon to have #2 and distally impacted #17 removed. That had been done two weeks ago, and the letter from the oral surgeon's office had been properly placed in the patient's Document Center, but the procedures had not been set complete. So, to update Chart, I went to the treatment plan for tooth #2, changed the "radio buttons" from "Treatment Plan" to "Existing Other Prov" changed the date the treatment plan was made to the date that the treatment was performed, and clicked the "OK" button. Then I had to do the same thing for tooth #17. Updated (I thought.)

But a look at the chart hours later shows the red oval circle and distal-pointing arrow symbol of "impacted tooth, distal" over a toothless #17 area.

So, I clicked "Tooth" on the Progress Notes and then scrolled to find that entry, double-clicked it, clicked the button for "Invalidate Condition/Diagnosis as of '____' " ... SHOOT! What date was that tooth was removed?? >>Ding<< means, no, you can't look at the chart for the date of the extraction of #17 until this box is closed. I can look again in the patient's Document Center for that referral letter, but I have to go to the Appoinment Bood, click that patient's appointment, Click the Document Center icon, wait for my fast and RAM-packed server to crawl as it finds and brings up Document Center, find the Other Treatment Provisers, find the referral to the Oral Surgeon and get the date that the procedure was done, highlight and copy the date, go back to the "Change Condition/Diagnosis" box, right click and paste the date the procedure was performed for the date that the Condition is being invalidated, and click OK.

That's a lot of clicking time away for something that could have been handled by Dentrix when the extraction of the tooth was confirmed.

Tha same should apply for when a tooth is restored: invalidation of the Condition should be automatically handled by Dentrix.

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  • Jul 2 2020
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