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 Crowns option in the Charting Options Menu can be selected to apply a crown of a specified Crown Type and Material to any tooth. Start by verifying the correct fee schedule and provider. This information will pull forward from the patient's demographics.
Once the Fee Schedule and provider have been selected, click the crown type from the listed options. Available material will show once a type has been chosen. Some materials will be greyed out or not available with the selected crown type. Use the Charting Code Map to activate materials that are needed in the office.
Notice that the bottom of the charting window will display the code, short description and the price for the patient. Sometimes an office will have multiple procedures for the same type and material of crown. When this is the case, simply click and hold on the material to see a drop down with a list of different procedure options. The Charting Code Map will need to have both of these procedures entered into the correct folder to use the drop down while charting.
Once everything has been selected, click okay to add the crown onto the patient's chart. Notice that the crown will be outlined in color based on the chart selected in the incident window (blue for patient chart, green for completed procedures, or red for treatment plans).