Dental Office Time Management and Patient Care Series: Ultra Fast Periodontal Charting

Let’s just admit that periodontal charting is not the most fun thing to do. Here’s a short list of why: It soaks up valuable clinical time It is done as much for legal reasons as clinical reasons The clinical use of the data is limited Many clinicians only chart pocket depth (PD).  But, unless one notes both … Continue reading Dental Office Time Management and Patient Care Series: Ultra Fast Periodontal Charting

Journal of Dental Education Software Review: Dental Symphony

Dental Symphony was reviewed in the February 2014 edition of the Journal of Dental Education (JDE). We are pleased that they found Dental Symphony to be “an innovative program that can enhance the experience of patients and dentists in the private practice setting”. ePatient was found to be  “easy to use and very helpful for patients who … Continue reading Journal of Dental Education Software Review: Dental Symphony

Dental Office Time Management and Patient Care Series: Patient Examination

We move now to step 2: The Examination (Chair Side Forms).  All dentists know how to complete an examination so it is not necessary to go into that, except to remind the reader that there are only two types of consultations for new patients according to the ADA’s CDT codes.  Keeping this in mind makes … Continue reading Dental Office Time Management and Patient Care Series: Patient Examination