The Charting Menu can be accessed by right clicking on a tooth within the patients chart. Notice that the tooth will be highlighted to confirm that the correct selection was made. The charting menu will act as the platform for entering any procedures or annotations to the patient's record. Before using the charting menu, select the correct view within the dental tab. Procedures that were completed outside of the office should be recorded in the Patient Chart. Procedures completed in the office should be charted within the Completed Procedures. Items that are planned for the future should be recorded under the treatment plan chart.
The Tooth Condition option in the Charting Options Menu is used to add additional graphical information on the selected teeth. Tooth conditions, drift, or rotation of a tooth can be added, as well as an accompanying Clinical Note. Before adding any information, confirm that the correct provider has been pulled into the Charting Menu.
Abrasion, Abscess Root, and Fractured Tooth are predefined Tooth Conditions that can be selected to impact the tooth graphically. Simply select the condition and click OK. MacPractice will immediately place a graphical condition onto the selected tooth.
The graphic for a tooth condition can be changed by clicking on the tools to the right. This will switch the screen to the annotation view. This view will function the exact same as the Annotate option from the Charting Menu. Not only can a tooth condition be changed, but also, additional conditions can be added by clicking the green plus at the bottom of the charting view. Graphics can be added for Facial, Occlusal, or Lingual perspectives by selecting the corresponding tab. Be sure to enter in a code and a description at the top of the screen before saving the new condition.
The New Clinical Note On Clicking Ok field is a free field note box used to enter additional information about the selected tooth. This box is generally used in conjunction with another selected Tooth Condition in order to add additional information about the Tooth Condition being charted. Any information that is entered into this field will be saved into the Clinical Note Table.
The Drift and Rotation menu is used to change the graphical orientation of a tooth. Clicking a button once will make one change to the tooth. Click multiple times to drastically move the tooth on the patient's chart. To undo a drift or rotation, simply click the opposite button within this menu.
The Rotation Arrows will change the direction of the tooth rotation based on the button that is selected. Click the button multiple times to drastically change the appearance of the chart.