Opening the Open List

When patients call to cancel at the last minute, you must either scramble to find a patient willing to come in on short notice or lose valuable production.

Using the Open List you can quickly fill those available slots by providing you with a list of patients who are already scheduled, who have more flexible schedules, and who might be willing to come in at the last minute.

Note: To indicate patients with flexible schedules, change their schedule type to Open when you create their appointments.

In addition to providing you with names of patients who can fill open appointment times, the interactive nature of the Open List makes it simple to contact a patient and then create or move an appointment as needed.

Note: For information on using the menu bar, click Appointment list menus.

To open the Open List

1.   In the Appt Lists menu in the Appointment Book, click ASAP List.

The ASAP List window appears.

2.   Click View.

The Dentrix ASAP List View dialog box appears.


3.   Select Open, and then click OK.

All open appointments scheduled in the next seven days appear.

Note: To see more information regarding an appointment or to make changes to an appointment, double-click the appointment to display the Appointment Information dialog box.