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Setting up providers

You can customize work hours, colors, and provider aliases for each provider in your office. Dentrix stores provider setup information on the file server, and the information is available to all computers on the network.

To set up provider hours

1.   In the Setup menu in the Appointment Book, click Provider Setup.

The Provider Setup dialog box appears.

2.   Select the provider you want to set a schedule for.

3.   Click Setup.

The Provider Setup dialog box appears.

4.   Select the days of the week the provider usually works.

Note: Dentrix defaults to Monday through Friday.

5.   Set the working hours for each selected day.

a.   Click the search button to the right of the day.

The Set Time Limits dialog box appears.

Note: Dentrix allows you to break each day into three time ranges. The default for each day is 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

b.   To change the time range for a time block, click the Start Time or End Time search button of the time block you want to change.

The Select Time dialog box appears.

c.   To change the time in intervals of 10 minutes, click the left arrow to decrease or the right arrow to increase the time. Or, drag the slider to the left or right.

d.    Click OK when you are finished.

e.   Repeat steps b through d for all other start and end times.

 f.   When you are finished changing the time blocks for that day, click OK.

g.   Repeat steps a through f for all other workdays.

6.   If you assigned multiple provider IDs or aliases to the same provider, select all of the IDs that represent the same provider under Provider Alias.

7.   Assign a unique appointment color to each provider.

All scheduled appointments for each provider will appear with the color you assign.

a.   Click Provider Color.

b.   In the Color dialog box, click the color you want.

Note: Click Define Custom Colors to add custom colors to the color palette.

c.   Click OK to return to the Provider Setup dialog box.

Note: Appointment information text is black. Select a provider color that contrasts well with black text, such as light colors without patterns.

8.   Click OK to save the information.

9.   Repeat steps 1 through 8 for each provider in your practice.

Note: Setting up time blocks is used primarily for Perfect Day Scheduling.