Smilenotes allows you to tag templates with a Quick Update Label (QUL). Tagged templates can then be displayed clearly on the main Template Settings page where you can check and update the label from a single and convenient screen:

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-when  you create a template, make sure you’ve checked this box (red arrow below) – otherwise your QUL won’t show up on the Template Settings page.

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This is what the above template looks like when you use it to write a note in the Notepad:

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As dentists, here are a few different ways we use Quick Update Labels with our templates:

  • LOCAL ANAESTHETIC BATCH NUMBERS

(or other drugs and materials you use)

-saves you having to write down long complex numbers each time.

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  • LAB-WORK RETURN DATE

– it’s good practice to  write the expected return date for laboratory work in your clinical/ treatment notes. Just set the date as a label then easily update it each day from the Template Settings Screen.

  • LABS

-use a QUL for the name of the laboratory that you normally send work to.

  • PRESCRIPTION NUMBERS

-enter the prefix for the prescription number as a label – then simply complete the remaining digits each time you’re writing-up and customising a note in the Notepad.

Got any other good ways to use Quick Update Labels? Let us know!

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