You can present a treatment plan case to a patient and provide details of the case in an online form or on a printed copy for the patient to view. In addition to providing details of the case, the online form or printed copy will have one of the financial disclaimers (Insured/Uninsured Disclaimers), the Consent for Dental Treatment message, and any applicable custom treatment consent messages.
To document that the patient was provided the necessary information before giving his or her consent, the provider can digitally sign the treatment plan. Also, to document that someone witnessed the informed consent, a staff member or another provider can digitally sign the treatment plan. Once the patient has looked over the treatment plan and has read and understands the disclaimer and any treatment consent messages, if he or she wants to have the recommended treatment performed, he or she can sign the online form or printed copy (if a signature line is provided) to indicate acceptance of the treatment plan.
Note: Be aware of the following regarding the signatures of the provider and witness on a printed treatment plan or on a form that is sent electronically:
If the provider digitally signs and then prints the treatment plan,"Signed on: [dd/mm/yyyy]" appears above the Provider Signature line.
If the provider digitally signs and then electronically sends the form,"Signed by [Provider's first and last name] on [dd/mm/yyyy]" appears at the bottom of the form.
If the witness digitally signs and then prints the treatment plan, only the Witness Signature line appears. A statement regarding the signature does not appear.
If the witness digitally signs and then electronically sends the form, the Witness Signature line and a statement regarding the signature do not appear.
To provide a consent for treatment form to a patient
How to get there
If the correct patient is not already selected, use the Patient Search box to access the patient's record.
Note: You can include inactive patients in the search results by setting the Include inactive patients switch to On.
Do one of the following:
On the Patient menu, under General, click (or tap) Overview. The patient's Overview page opens. The Treatment Plan box displays the patient's treatment plans. Click (or tap) a treatment plan. Skip step 1.
On the Patient menu, under Clinical, click (or tap) Treatment Planner.
The patient's clinical record opens with the Tx Planner tab selected.
On the Tx Planner tab of a patient's clinical record, under Active, select a case.
The recommended treatment for the selected case appears.
To indicate that the provider is providing the patient with a consent form, click (or tap) Signatures.
The Signatures for [case name] dialog box appears.
Select the correct Provider (only providers who have access to the current location are available), have the provider enter his or her Password, and then click (or tap) Sign.
To send the consent form for this case to the online patient forms portal, click (or tap) Send Consent Form to Patient. (Ignore steps 11-13.)
The Request Forms dialog box appears.
Send the request to view and sign the form to the patient, using a text message, an email message, a website link, or a QR code. Or, push the form to a registered kiosk device for the patient to view and sign. Then, close the Request Forms dialog box.
Close the Signatures for [case name] dialog box.
The patient accesses his or her online portal to view and sign the form.
The patient does the following:
To sign in, the patient enters his or her Last Name and Date of birth and then clicks (or taps) SIGN IN.
The completed forms and the forms to be completed appear.
The patient clicks (or taps) the Treatment Consent: [case name] form.
The Treatment Plan for the patient appears.
The patient looks over the treatment plan, reads the financial disclaimer and any treatment consent messages.
In the Signature area, the patient signs his or her name using a mouse or a finger (on touch-enabled devices only).
The patient clicks (or taps) SAVE.
When the patient signs the consent form, the case Status automatically changes to "Accepted," and the date that the consent form was signed appears for your reference.
To indicate that another provider or staff member witnessed the informed consent, click Signatures.
The Signatures for [case name] dialog box appears and displays the provider's digital signature and the date that the patient signed the consent form.
Note: If you need to resend the consent form, you can click (or tap) Resend Form.
Select the correct Informed Consent Witness, have the person enter his or her Password, and then click (or tap) Sign.
Close the Signatures for [case name] dialog box.
To have the patient sign a printed copy of the treatment plan (only if the patient did not sign the treatment consent form online), click (or tap) Preview, and then print the treatment plan with the signatures of the provider and witness. Have the patient look over the treatment plan, read the financial disclaimer and any treatment consent messages, and then sign the printed copy.
To indicate that the patient accepts the entire case (only if the patient did not sign the treatment consent form online), click (or tap) Back to Treatment Planner, and then select Accepted from the Status list.
To save a copy of the printed treatment consent with the patient's signature (only if the patient did not sign the treatment consent form online), scan the signed treatment consent into the patient's Document Manager.
To view the treatment consent form that the patient signed online, do any of the following:
While viewing the case, click (or tap) the Consent form received on [date] link.
On a patient's Document Manager page, click (or tap) a document that has a Tx Consent tag.
On the Patient Forms tab of a patient's record, expand the Treatment Consent section, and then click (or tap) the treatment consent form.
The Treatment Consent appears either in a dialog box or on a new browser tab.