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Tooth Cop's Rules of Recordkeeping

After many years of Compliance Consulting in Dentistry, I have come up with a set of Recordkeeping Guidelines, which I affectionately call: "Tooth Cop's Rules of Record Keeping" 1. If it is not written down, it did not happen and it was not discussed 2. When in doubt, write it out 3. You can never write too much 4. Be objective with documentation 5. Be timely with documentation 6. Be clear, concise and accurate   Click here to get a Downloadable Tooth Cop's Rules of Record Keeping Poster!Make today your greatest ever! And if you want some face time with yours truly... Click HERE and we can schedule...

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Pros and Cons of Using Charting Templates

Every day more dentists make the inevitable transition to electronic dental records (EDR) and use of charting templates. There are some definite pros and cons to using charting templates. Let’s take a quick look at each:   Pro’s •Help you quickly document a ton of pertinent negative findings and other information (i.e. documentation of medical necessity) that is reported for most patients•Provide for uniform formatting, minimized spelling/ grammatical errors•Makes charting so simple your assistants can do much of it•Is easier to read than your handwriting•Provides for timely documentation Con’s •They need to be modified from patient to patient to account...

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