During the course of a single day, you routinely use procedure codes that require additional tooth information (such as surfaces, quadrants, etc). Do you get tired of entering this same information every time you post a procedure? Easy Dental allows you to create explosion codes with this information already stored, which will save you time when posting work.

You can preset the surfaces/quadrants for procedures by setting them up as an explosion code.

Here’s how:

  1. Click the gear icon in the upper right corner of any module to open the Settings window.
  2. Under Practice Setup, click Explosion Code Setup. This will open the Explosion Code List.
  3. Click New to open the Explosion Code Editor.
  4. Type a Description (up to 31 characters) for the explosion code.
  5. In the Explosion field, type three characters. Explosion codes always have five-character names. The first two characters are always “xx” and you choose the last three.
  6. Type an Abbreviated Description of up to nine characters. This description shows in the Description field in the Appointment Information dialog box, as well as on the face of the appointment in the Schedule.
  7. Select an Appointment Type from the drop-down list.
  8. In the Type group box, select Standard.
  9. Click the Add button, to add your first procedure.
  10. Select the ADA Code option and enter the appropriate procedure code, or click the search button, select a procedure code, and click OK.
  11. Once you have entered a procedure, a group box appears allowing you to specify the surface(s), quadrant(s), or sextant information based on the procedure code you selected.
  12. Click OK to add this procedure to the explosion code.
  13. Repeat steps 9-12 to add additional procedures to the explosion code as needed.
  14. When you have finished adding procedure codes, click OK to close the Explosion Code Editor and save the explosion code.

Once created, explosion codes appear in the Explosion Codes List and are available to be selected when creating future appointments.

For additional information, see the various topics listed under Explosion Codes in Easy Dental Help.