The Data Entry Panel allows the user to enter in values with the mouse instead of a keyboard. This feature is mainly used when double digit numbers must be entered on the patient chart. Instead of holding down the option button on the keyboard and typing the number 12, the user could simply click the number 12 button in this panel.
The Data Entry Panel also allows the user to enter in negative numbers. Simply select the minus followed by the measurement. Notice that the pocket is now displaying the negative number. The Data Entry Panel will dim out options if they are not relevant to the notation point.
This panel is an excellent tool for offices that are using the Dental R.A.T, or other peripherals.