Public Health Screening
In the Main Menu, click Tools, Public Health Screening.
Use the public health screening tool to add screening groups, set permissions, and enter screening information. Public Health must be turned on.
Screening groups already set up for the selected date range will list. If you change the date range, click Refresh to update the list:
Typically a screening group is a classroom of children, but it can be as large as an entire school. Each group has the same date, screener, and location. If you revisit the same school later, it is considered a separate group because it will have a different date.
If needed, patients can be added via the Select Patient window.
To remove a patient, highlight then click Remove.
Anonymous Screenings: Usually each person screened will have a patient record in Open Dental and permission to be screened. If there is no patient record, or a patient doesn't have permission, you can enter an anonymous screening. Simply click Add Anonymous at the bottom of the Edit Screening Group window.
Only patients with a screening permission of Allowed will be screened. Right click on a patient then select their permission level.
The options are Unknown, Allowed, No Permission, Refused, Absent, Behavior, and Other.
How would a parent or guardian give consent for a public health screening?
A paper form sent home, signed by the parent, then returned to the practice would be the best option.