Welcome to another Dentrix Ascend release, with enhanced online booking functionality, additional views in the Ascend schedule, SNOMED Codes and speedier charting, there's something here to excite everyone in the practice - check it out below!
Online Booking Enhancements
Appointment Reasons now display in an alphabetical order
Previously the online booking appointment reasons were displayed to patients in a random order, often causing some confusion.
These reasons will now be displayed alphabetically, making it easier for you to set your preferred order based on the name of the appointment reason, and making it easier for patients to find the reason they're searching for when booking online:
Schedule Templates changes now update instantly
For anyone using Online Booking; this is an exciting one!
Previously, changes made to the Online Booking Schedule Template (such as any Provider changes) wouldn’t be uploaded to your online booking site until the next day (24 hours).
But no more! With this release, any schedule template changes will now be uploaded to your online booking website instantly so you can easily make changes to provider availability and have these reflected online right away.
Schedule Wide View
When going into the Schedule --> View menu there is a new option titled Wide View. This expands the column width allowing you to see more information on the appointment tile, such as the patients name and appointment start time.
This is especially useful if you offer shorter appointment slots to patients (such as 5-10 minutes in length), as you will now be able to see more information at a glance using the new Wide View:
Show appointment end time on appointment tiles
When going into the Schedule --> View menu there is a new option to show the appointment end time. Enabling this will display the end time of the appointment time slot directly on the appointment tile.
If you offer shorter appointment slots to your patients it can sometimes be difficult to see at a glance where one appointment time ends and the next begins; with this feature enabled you'll be able to easily view the end time of an appointment right away:
NHS: SNOMED Codes
NHS-contracted dental practices in England must adopt SNOMED CT shortly (read more information here). To ensure compliance, we have now included a SNOMED text box where you can easily enter and save the relevant SNOMED code against any required procedure codes:
Increased Charting Responsiveness
But that's not all - we've also released a charting enhancement increasing the responsiveness of Ascend's main chart. You'll find that mouse hovering and tooth selection is faster than ever - go ahead and give it a try yourself!