Dentrix Ideas

More Time Blocks per provider & other improvements

Ability for more customization and flexibility of time blocks (set them up at random) and click and drag them across operatories to move them. Set up a time block several times a day for one doctor (no limit). Allow notes to be added to time blocks. Should be able to assign more than six time blocks total to a provider, more than two a day and more than 12 per operatory. Set up filters for Billing Type as well as Procedure. Customize the colors. Clear time blocks for just one day or operatory. [3955 151963]
  • Guest
  • Jul 9 2019
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  • Jul 9, 2019

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  • Guest commented
    18 Feb 01:51pm

    Please make more than 6 time blocks per provider!! Essential for block scheduling!

  • Guest commented
    9 Nov, 2021 12:39am

    Agreed! More then 6 blocks are NEEDED.

  • Guest commented
    30 Jul, 2021 07:15pm

    Completely agree. In order to template my provider's schedules, I need more than just 6 time blocks. And the ability to move them would be very convenient as well. I'm disappointed that this issue was brought up in 2019 with no action.

  • Guest commented
    10 Jun, 2021 05:09pm

    I am a pediatric dentist and am trying to setup a template in Dentrix, but my office manager informed me I can only setup 6 time blocks. I explained that has to be a mistake, because in the past with Eaglesoft, you could make templates easily, and adjust the time as the provider became more efficient. My office manager called Dentrix, but the rep said you can't setup more than 6 time blocks per a provider per chair. Is this correct?

  • Guest commented
    22 Dec, 2020 07:10pm

    When utilizing Perfect Day scheduling more than 6 set time blocks per provider is needed. We have several providers in our practice that would love to utilize perfect day scheduling but are unable to because of this limit. For example we have a provider that does two columns of alternating resto appointments leading to a need for 10 blocks in one day just for resto appts.

  • Guest commented
    14 Jul, 2020 03:06pm

    As Becky said below - I agree with all of this. This is really a limiting factor, esp with online scheduling.

    More than 6 perfect day schedule limit needs to be released. With no minimum, to be able to customize it to each office needs. To make it a perfect day schedule.

    Also be able to schedule a block more than 1 time on the same day. Like 60 minutes for exam at 7:00AM and 1:00PM (with out having to make 2 blocks for the same thing)

  • Guest commented
    29 Jun, 2020 10:42pm

    This is BADLY needed. I've had to create many fake providers to made our schedule work.

  • Guest commented
    2 Jun, 2020 05:10pm

    We would love to have you guys add time limits with the time blocks. Like the operatory setup. We like to have buffers in the middle of long appointments and we can't create more.

  • Guest commented
    7 Apr, 2020 10:56pm

    Yes please! More time blocks
    Dr. Nancy Holm

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  • BECKY gUTHIMILLER commented
    10 Sep, 2019 06:47pm

    More than 6 perfect day schedule limit needs to be released. With no minimum, to be able to customize it to each office needs. To make it a perfect day schedule.

    Also be able to schedule a block more than 1 time on the same day. Like 60 minutes for exam at 7:00AM and 1:00PM (with out having to make 2 blocks for the same thing)

  • Guest commented
    9 Jul, 2019 04:58am
    I need more appointment blocks. My doctor's schedule is different each day (except Tues/Thurs are the same) and I have used up all available blocks for 7 providers just to set the doctor's schedule. I am a day and 1/2 short. We should be able to chose different days and times for the same block name instead of renaming it every day.
  • Guest commented
    9 Jul, 2019 04:58am
    Rhonda, have you tried to make a "fake dr"... that way you can use their blocks ... just assign them to the ops you need extra blocks for!
  • Guest commented
    9 Jul, 2019 04:58am
    Rhonda, have you tried to make a "fake dr"... that way you can use their blocks ... just assign them to the ops you need extra blocks for!
  • Guest commented
    9 Jul, 2019 04:58am
    Learn how to schedule an Event!
  • Guest commented
    9 Jul, 2019 04:58am
    absolutely
  • Guest commented
    9 Jul, 2019 04:58am
    It would be very helpful to be able to color-code by procedure in the appointment book. That way, if we are in weekly view, we could see at a glance the type of appoinments that are already booked. For example, we could make sure we don't schedule multiple perio maintenance or scaling appointments back-to-back for our hygienist.
  • Guest commented
    9 Jul, 2019 04:58am
    someone made fake Dr. suggestion to me also, I will have to try that, but 6 blocks is not enough for what we want to accomplish. It's almost set up backwards by having to select the op. I want to set up the block, then pick which op, which day and which time I need for any given day. Right now you can only pick one time of day on that given day. Also want more room for the description.
  • Guest commented
    9 Jul, 2019 04:58am
    Be able to narrow the schedule columns - when printing off schedule, right edge doesn't completely show.
  • Guest commented
    9 Jul, 2019 04:58am
    I would like to be able to set up provider appointment time blocks throughout the day ex: 45 min HYG time blocks throughout the entire day to make scheduling appointments at the correct incraments when they are in the middle of the day etc.
  • Guest commented
    9 Jul, 2019 04:58am
    ABSOLUTELY! It's crazy to have a max of 12 time blocks permitted assigned to any operatory, and only 6 time blocks allowed for any one provider. We've done the whole alias thing to create more but you are still limited to total of 20. We are BUSY and have many different procedures that need time blocks - we don't want to have to create events for all that. PLEASE put in next update.
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