Simple Strategies for Managing Patient Medications with YAPI and Open Dental


Keeping an accurate record of prescription and over-the-counter medications that patients take as well as regularly updating their records is vital to safe dental care delivery. Maintaining such record, however, can be challenging as patients often change medications, forget to list them or simply misspell confusing drug names.

Fortunately, with YAPI and Open Dental you can manage this task successfully. This article is intended to offer some best practices for creating and managing your Medication Master List in Open Dental and adding medications to the patient chart from YAPI.

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Dynamic Document Package

Note: this feature is available in YAPI Mobile 2.9 and up.

In YAPI, a Document Package  is a collection of documents that you can select on the Document List with a single touch. An example of a package is the New Patient Package that contains Patient Information Form, Medical History Form, Dental History Form, Insurance Information Form, HIPAA Form, Financial Agreement Form. Continue reading

Snap and Attach a Patient Picture to a Patient Record

Note: this feature requires version 1.1.823 (or newer) of YAPI Service and version 2.7 (or newer) of YAPI mobile for iPad. Make sure that you have installed latest (as of 5/25/2013) version of PMS plug-in.

Find a patient on Dashboard, invoke patient’s menu – tap and hold on patient avatar (more on gestures here) , select Picture option. Continue reading