We all have individual tastes and preferences, which might include how you conduct perio exams. Dentrix gives you the flexibility to create customized perio navigation scripts to match how you record data during perio exams — from tooth to tooth.
Watch this video to learn more customize perio navigation scripts. (Duration 3:35)
While you cannot edit or delete scripts that come preloaded with Dentrix, you can create custom scripts tailored to your charting methods, which you can also edit and delete. You can also copy and export these scripts to a file to import them to another workstation.
Customized scripts can be named for the specific provider who created them or any name that works best for your practice and/or providers. For example, you can create a script that only measures the probing depths and gingival margins and name it “PD & GM”.
When you select a script on that workstation, the workstation will remember that script until it is changed on the same workstation.
The term “left” and “right” refer to the distal and mesial surfaces, respectively, from the provider’s perspective.
You can list tooth numbers separately when creating a script. If you do, separate the tooth numbers with commas. If you enter a range of tooth numbers, use a hyphen to separate the ranges.
You can also create custom scripts that do NOT perform automatic calculations. While editing the script, change the Automatic Calculation menu to No Calculation.