The Ortho Chart can be used to keep track of orthodontic visits in a grid format. The data in the grid only shows here and is completely separate from information in the regular patient chart. This feature can also be adapted for other purposes unrelated to orthodontics.
The information that shows depends on what you have set up.
All ortho chart entries are sorted by date (oldest to newest). When a tab is opened, only date entries with data in them will show. Entering data on one tab populates all tabs with that date and data if columns are the same.
The current date always shows as a new row and the grid automatically scrolls to the most recent entry.
Q: I added the wrong date accidentally, but see no way to delete it. How can I remove it?
A: Do not enter any data in any cell for the date, then close the Ortho Chart. When you reopen, the wrong date will no longer show.
Click Print to print the ortho chart grid exactly as it shows when print is clicked. Print in landscape if necessary to fit all columns. In the printout header, the title of the Ortho Chart will display first. The first tab in the list determines the title. The selected tab's title will display beneath that.
Use the Audit Trail to view historical changes made on a dated entry. Both patient field and ortho chart changes are tracked. To see changes for a specific date, highlight the date under Date Service. By default, all dates are highlighted when the audit trail is opened, making all changes visible.
Click Close to close the window.
Validity of electronic signatures is determined by Open Dental. Entries with a valid signature are highlighted green and Valid shows in the signature column. Invalid signatures will turn the row red and the signature column will display Invalid. Signatures may be invalidated by: