If you are logged in to Dentrix Ascend as a provider whose user account has been enabled to enter electronic prescriptions, you can enter a prescription and either submit it electronically to a pharmacy or print it. DoseSpot is the provider of the electronic prescriptions service.
To enter an electronic prescription
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.
On the Patient menu, under General, click (or tap) Prescriptions.
The patient's Patient Prescriptions page opens.
On a patient's Patient Prescriptions page, on the Prescription button menu, click (or tap) New Electronic Prescription.
The Electronic Prescriptions page opens.
Click (or tap) Add Prescription.
The options to add a prescription appear.
For Step 1, begin typing the name of a medication, continue typing as needed to narrow down the results list, and then select the correct medication.
The applicable strength options appear.
For Step 2, select the correct strength for the medication.
The dispensing options appear.
For Step 3, set up the following options:
Effective Date - Enter the effective date, or click (or tap) Today to insert today's date. This is required for controlled substances.
Patient Directions - Enter directions for the patient.
Dispense - Enter the amount to dispense, according to the specified units.
Dispense Unit - Select the units to dispense.
Refills - Enter the number of refills that are allowed.
Days Supply - Enter how many days' supply to dispense. This is required for controlled substances.
No Substitutions - To not allow substitutions, select the check box.
Save As Favorite - To save all the details of this medication as a favorite, so it is available to you in Step 1 when you are entering electronic prescriptions for any patient, click (or tap) this option. After you click (or tap) Save Prescription, you will be prompted to enter a nickname to identify the favorite.
Click (or tap) Save Prescription.
The prescription appears in the Pending Medications list.
Either select the check box of each prescription to send (or print), or select the Select All check box to select all the prescriptions.
To change the pharmacy for an individual prescription, from the corresponding Actions button menu, select Change Pharmacy.
To change the pharmacy for the selected prescriptions, click (or tap) Change Pharmacy.
Do one of the following:
To send the prescriptions electronically, click (or tap) Approve and Send.
To print the prescriptions, click (or tap) Approve and Print. The prescriptions appear on a new browser tab. Ignore the following steps.
If you are prescribing any controlled substances and sending the prescriptions electronically, the Controlled Substance - Ready to Sign dialog box appears.
Select the Ready to Sign check box.
Enter your PIN and two-factor authentication security code.
Click (or tap) Sign & Send.
The prescriptions now appear on the Active Medications tab.