New features and existing feature enhancements are included in the product update released December 8, 2017. The major enhancements in this release include an updated SNODENT standardized list of clinical conditions; the ability to create custom procedure code presets for the Aged Receivables report; and multiple additions to the Imaging module.
The list of patient conditions created by Henry Schein have been replaced with standard SNODENT condition codes. For example, impacted mesial or distal conditions are now “impacted tooth (disorder)” with either a mesial or distal surface; open contact conditions are now “lack of interproximal tooth contact”, again with surfaces. The purpose for this change is to prepare for phase two of Quick Exam, which we are calling Clinical Decision Support and which will release some time later. Along with this new set of conditions, we also added new icons and charting symbols. The conditions are available in both the Chart and Quick Exam.
The most common activity in Dentrix Ascend is to look up a patient. With this release, now when you log in the default cursor placement is in the patient search bar so you can begin searching for a patient without having to click into the Patient Search manually.
Users can now change their email address without admin assistance through the user account (although that option is still available). From your name dropdown go to My Account to change your email address.
Aged Receivables Report
In our last release, we added “presets” or pre-defined lists that would allow you to include or exclude a set of orthodontic procedure codes. With this release, you now have the ability to create your own custom lists. To create a preset, click the pencil Edit icon next to the Procedures dropdown. Click New Preset. In the Procedure Filter Presets dialog box, name your preset and choose whether the list of procedure codes you create should be the only codes you want to see in the report (include) or whether the report should NOT include these codes (exclude). Type by name or number in the search box and click to add to the list.
When you are done adding procedure codes, click Create and then Done. To use this preset later, just choose if from the Procedures dropdown list. You can create up to 30 presets.
An easy way to create additional presets that are flipped (exclude rather than include) or only a little bit different from an existing preset, is to open the existing preset, rename it, make your changes, and click Save as New Preset.
The Aged Receivables Report has an additional enhancement. In the Totals section, the guarantor portion percentage is now being calculated.
Several enhancements have been made to the Imaging module.
- Lower resolution images will now open at their native size rather than being enlarged to fill the viewing area. You are also now able to de-zoom an image to enhance the image quality of images taken with older devices (sensors and intraoral cameras) that have a lower image resolution.
- The Imaging module is now better integrated with the patient chart. You can use the patient’s current dentition in the chart to represent deciduous, permanent or mixed dentition in Imaging.
Added Image Peek to allow you to quickly view an image for a specific tooth directly from the chart. Along with this, the chart now has indicators showing which teeth have an associated image, and the relative age of the image.