Here are the 3 reasons why your need dental clinic needs to say goodbye to paper dental charting and try DentiMax‘s dental clinical notes features.
Deny it all you want, but I know that there are still a lot of offices that cling to their paper dental charting! Paper charts are, in a sense, a security blanket. And it’s hard to let go of the “tried and true" in order to embrace the future.
The fact is, digital IS the future and it is here to stay. So, put down your paper chart and slowly back away from your old dental charting for just a few minutes.
In this post, we detail three good reasons why you should archive your paper in favor of the DentiMax Dental Clinical Notes Templates.
Reason 1: Dental clinical notes save you time!
We all know that our days revolve around staying on schedule. Time is money and staying on time means a successful schedule and happy patients. Most clinicians and staff follow an unspoken format that they include in the clinical note. As an example, medical history review, topical, anesthesia dosage and a number of carpules, etc. When your team recreates a format in a clinical note template, the note will open. The software only grabs unique information selected and added to the template.
In the sample screen shown right above, the template automatically sorts through the unique variables and allows you to point and click your responses to add to the note. Recording clinical notes reduce from minutes to seconds! After saving the note, the doctor can review it later and add additional notes. Then the doctor can lock it to prevent further changes.
Dental Clinical Notes Templates improve accuracy by ensuring all your necessary data gets recorded and saved. Each field requires an answer before moving to the next. No skipping allowed. Also, there is no more interpretation of difficult handwriting (you know who you are!) or training new staff how you would like your notes to read.
All of it sits there in a set format so you can click through and complete the note knowing that it will be accurate and uniform every time.
Reason 2: Most importantly, clinical note templates increase your security.
No more losing a page out of your dental charting. Say goodbye to figuring out who made the note without an initial or signature, white out (it happens), scribbled out, or paper notes with no patient name recorded.
Dental clinical notes can lock immediately or after the provider completes the note if you prefer. If you don’t lock the note within 10 days, the software will lock it for you so that you stay protected. The user who created the note gets automatically logged when saving or locking the note. And the software has built-in security to limit who has access to edit notes. Once a note locks, you cannot delete the note. Your clinical notes remain safe and secure!
Reason 3: Dental Clinical Notes Templates make documentation quick and easy to save time.
Formatted templates ensure accuracy by walking providers and staff through the note. Through this approach, it make sure nothing gets missed and your notes get securely stored. Thereby reducing the risk of lost, changed, or illegible entries.
Rest assured that you can still print off your dental clinical notes if necessary. You can also search for features available to sort through your notes in a hurry and find specific entries.
DentiMax will even help you create your templates and show you how to implement them! Don’t feel afraid to retire your paper charts and switch to clinical note templates. Trust me- your staff looks forward to it! I know you won’t regret it!