Dentrix Ideas

D6100 implant removal code needs to function correctly and universally in charting

In this day and age, as dental implants are being placed with higher frequency, it is becoming necessary to sometimes remove failed implants.  Implants can fail immediately after placement, months or even MANY years later due to varying factors.  As it is, Dentrix's code D6100 removes implants from the clinical charting only if they were charted "existing", and then only from the clinical chart and not the perio chart.  It also does not properly remove them from the clinical charting if they were placed, or "completed" in your office, even if it is 10 years later, by a new dentist.... 

 

Implants charted "Existing" or "existing" other must be DELETED from your patient's progress notes, going back to whenever they were charted originally.  Or if you placed them and they are "completed" in your office, you must "invalidate" the procedure, to remove them from all your charting. If you delete it, your ledger history is going to be affected.  Usually the "invalidated" procedure indicates that a procedure was posted incorrectly.  But if an implant was placed 10 years ago, you shouldn't have to indicate that it was never placed.  

 

Long story short, Dentrix code D6100 needs to be enhanced to remove the painting of the implant from both clinical and perio charting to make the most sense, instead of clinicians having to come up with extra steps to just get the painting off your chart. 

  • Guest
  • Jul 31 2019
  • Future consideration
  • Apr 8, 2020

    Admin response

    Thank you for the recommendation, we are always looking for ways to improve the product. we will consider this for a potential future release.

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  • Leon Gerard commented
    6 Oct, 2021 09:00pm

    I just spent an hour on the phone with Tech Support and, to this day, they say the only way to get the implant cylinder to "unpaint" from the chart is to DELETE the Procedure note that has the implant there in the 1st place! I told them that's no work-around: that's altering medical records!! The answer is for Development not to think of this as an Enhancement Request, but to realize that it is a Repair of a Defect in the s/w... technically, that procedure code, D6100, is assigned a Paint Type of "Extraction". Normally, that Paint Type causes the graphic roots of the tooth in the chart to "unpaint"; it also has a Treatment Flag of "Remove Tooth" which normally causes the coronal portion of the graphic tooth to "unpaint" - that's why setting D7140 complete causes the entire tooth to disappear from the chart. In this case, D6100, the "Extraction" paint-type is not correctly functioning with the implant cylinder, which is another paint-type, to "unpaint" it. Dentrix is supposed to be the Premier dental software suite in the world and for them to advise us that when a part of their s/w isn't working correctly, the right thing for us to do is simply ALTER OUR MEDICAL RECORDS is preposterous! That would be like saying that if you accidentally deleted an x-ray from a patient's office visit, you should simply delete the clinical note for that visit and it'd be as if that visit never even happened and that's OK... crazy! Development: please fix it!

  • Guest commented
    17 Aug, 2021 04:19pm

    Yes! this is very annoying, and I've tried to "invalidate" the procedure, but that is not allowed

  • David Remiszewski commented
    17 Aug, 2021 01:05am

    Has anyone come up with an answer for this????!