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Pros and Cons of Using Charting Templates

Posted by Duane Tinker on

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 for...

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