Trick for Treatment Planning

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Trick for Treatment Planning

Post by Rickliftig » Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:03 pm

I use this trick when treatment planning and have adapted it to Open Dental (finally). In a complex case, I find it helpful for both myself and the patient if the prognosis for each tooth is graded. My system goes like this:

-Red – Hopeless
-Orange – Questionable
-Yellow – Fair
-Green – Good

Using the Watch “Paint Type” symbol, I have created four “no fee” procedure codes: ZWATCH1-4 that correspond to the four prognoses. Then, I use color override to change the color of the “W” icon which appears over the tooth.
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On the single click Procedure Buttons, I have created a category for the four prognoses and added a 20x20 color blotch for each one. Then, it’s easy to select a tooth and select the prognosis.
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I then print out the chart (having saved it to images) and this provides the patient with an easy graphical image of where things stand. Have Fun.


Another Happy Open Dental User!

Rick Liftig, DMD FAGD
University of CT 1979
West Hartford, CT 06110

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Re: Trick for Treatment Planning

Post by Erik@AD » Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:10 pm

I like it, thanks for sharing.

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