If you could change one thing about the periodontal charting process, what would it be?
Speed up the data collection and entry process? Customize it to the way you want to work? Simplify the look and feel of charting?
We’ve heard a variety of answers to this very question, and they all relate to a key point: periodontal charting isn’t a quick and easy task - and it could be costing you more time, money, and resources than it should.
Why Better Periodontal Charting Is Needed
If you’ve tried to break away from traditional charting in favour of electronic record keeping, you’ve likely noticed that most solutions are made for general dentistry and not for the specialty of periodontics. It’s a major limitation on the data you’re able to collect, view, and analyze, which forces you to pursue other options to capture the details you need.
Visual elements play an equally important role in charting, but many traditional solutions don’t offer the big picture. Most products have a limited amount of information that you can see on one screen and require you to change views, or worse, add details in longhand form.
Often, electronic charting software can be difficult to learn, requiring you to memorize keyboard shortcuts to add data manually and locate detailed information in other screens. They can be highly technical, which means either spending hours learning how to use the software or going back to the old pen-and-paper method - neither of which are desirable options.
How to Improve Periodontal Charting in Your Practice
One size fits all dental charting is no longer a valid solution. Improvement starts by using tailored solutions that are specific to periodontal practices that can address the unique needs and requirements of each practicing doctor.
PANDA Perio was developed directly from a periodontal practice to close the gaps that other out-of-the-box solutions left behind. Simple point-and-click technology with over 200 chartable findings allows you to spend less time on tasks and more time on patient care without sacrificing accuracy or thoroughness. With a shorter learning curve and minimal technical knowledge needed, doctors can save hours per week on charting alone.
The American Academy of Periodontology has made significant changes to the diagnostic process, with perio charting being key (PANDA Perio can help you prepare).
We’ll be at the 104th American Academy of Periodontology Annual Meeting in October to show you what’s new in diagnostics and how PANDA Perio is helping practitioners stay ahead of the curve. Come by Booth #1226 to meet our CEO and PANDA co-creator Dr. Michael Zybutz for a free demo.
Or for a sneak peek now, check out our charting DEMO with Dr Michael Zybutz on how PANDA Perio charting simplifies the reporting process.
Click here to schedule a live demonstration