With Clinical decision support (CDS) turned on, Dentrix Ascend shows any associated potential treatment for a selected condition during the charting of a quick exam to help you quickly treatment plan procedures for conditions that you discover. During the charting of a quick exam, when you select a condition, the associated procedures appear in alphabetical order at the top of the Treatment Plan list.
Potential treatment appears during a quick exam only if you chart a condition and if that condition has associated procedures or multi-codes. Dentrix Ascend assigns procedures to many conditions by default, but you can customize the conditions as needed.
Turning CDS on or off affects everyone in your organization.
To turn CDS on or off
How to get there
Use the Patient Search box to access a patient's record.
If the last patient record you accessed since you last logged on is the correct patient's record, you do not need to re-enter the patient's name in the Patient Search box.
You can include inactive patients in the search results by setting the Include inactive patients switch to On.
On the Patient menu, under Clinical, click (or tap) Quick Exam.
The patient's clinical record opens with the Quick Exam tab selected.
On the Quick Exam tab of any patient's clinical record, click (or tap) the CDS Settings button in the Treatment Plan column header.
A popup appears.
Set the Show clinical decision support switch to Yes or No to to turn CDS on or off, respectively.
Tip: To customize the potential treatment for conditions,click (or tap) the CDS settings for conditions link.