In addition to the default clinical note templates (which you can customize) that are included with Dentrix Ascend, you can create custom clinical note templates for a specific location to help you and others enter clinical notes more quickly. You can also add clinical note templates to your organization's shareable set.
Note: When entering or editing a patient's clinical note while logged in to a given location, a person has access to only that location's clinical note templates and his or her own favorite clinical note templates.
To add a clinical note template
How to get there
If you are not already viewing the correct location, select it on the Location menu.
Tip: Even though a clinical note template is associated with a location, if someone makes that template a favorite, that person will have access to it from all locations because favorites are associated with user accounts.
On the Settings menu, under Patient Care, click (or tap) Clinical Note Templates.
The Clinical Note Template Setup page opens.
Do one of the following:
Click (or tap) New Template.
Current Set tab
Shareable Set tab
The options for entering a new clinical note template appear.
Enter a name for the template, select a category, and then enter the note text and quick-picks (prompts) as needed.
Set up the following options:
Template name - Enter a name for the template.
Category - Select one of the pre-defined categories for this template.
Clinical note text - Enter the text of the note, and insert quick-picks as needed.
Quick-picks: A quick-pick allows you to create a clinical note from a template dynamically. When you use a template that has quick-picks to add a clinical note, Dentrix Ascend will show messages that prompt you to enter responses to the specified questions.
Inserting - To insert a quick-pick where the text cursor is positioned, do any of the following:
In the Insert Quick-Pick search box, begin typing to search for one of the pre-defined quick-pick, continue typing as needed to narrow results list, and then select the desired quick-pick.
Use the Ctrl + , (comma) key combination to make a search box appear, begin typing to search for one of the pre-defined quick-picks, continue typing as needed to narrow results list, and then either click (or tap) the desired quick-pick or use the down arrow key to select the desired quick-pick and then press Enter.
To browse for a quick-pick and then insert it, click (or tap) Manage Quick-Picks, select one of the Quick-Picks, and then click (or tap) Insert & Close.
To create a new quick-pick and then insert it, click (or tap) Manage Quick-Picks, click (or tap) Create New, complete the steps to create the quick-pick, and then, with that newly created quick-pick selected, click (or tap) Insert & Close.
Removing - To remove a quick-pick from the note text, click (or tap) that quick-pick's Remove button.
Click (or tap) Save.