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What Grade Do You Deserve For Documenting Your Dental Patient Information?

By: Debbie Seidel-Bittke, RDH, BS

June 17, 2015

My husband (Greg) and I were invited to a wedding. It was in a large park in a suburb of Portland, Oregon.

We are excited about attending but disappointed that there were no specific directions nor information about exactly where the ceremony location would be. I am a detailed person and I feel stressed, out-of-sorts, ah…not happy when I don’t know the exact details of whatever it may be.

Have you ever felt frustrated that you did not have all the information you needed?

I know so many times when I look at the chart notes; be it a hygiene chart or doctors patient notes, not all the necessary information is there.

What grade do you deserve for documention your dental patient information?

This weeks training video is about proper documention. I will also explain WHY you need to document correctly and WHAT can happen if you are not documenting correctly and especially if you don’t document at the proper time.

Did you know that after the patient leaves, if you decide to write your patient notes later, this is not considered a legal document?

When you do you document the patient notes?

Exactly what do you write for your patient notes?

You know in Real Estate they say “Location!” “Location!” “Location!” and in dentistry we need to understand the importance of “Document!” “Document!” “Document!”

What questions do you have about documenting your patients chart?

Do you feel that you don’t have enough time? Yes? Well look back at the May blogs for a “Down to a Science timing system and how you can create this for yourself and get it all done — “During  the Patient Appointment Time.”

Please comment below if you have questions, want to share your documentation successes or even if you have future topics you want information about.

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