Allishia’s Story: How EXACT Helps This Prison Dentist

Allishia’s Story: How EXACT Helps This Prison Dentist


I’m Allishia Swift I’m a dentist and
I’ve been in my current role as a prison dentist for the past three and a half
years I had a friend that was doing it I had some stories and it just sounded
really really interesting it’s something new maybe a little bit of a challenge so
we encounter a lot of drug use so some people have really really decayed really
really decayed dentition because of previous drug use some people homeless
and they haven’t got access to materials to clean their teeth therefore they have
lots of decay due to that so we do do a lot of extractions we do lots of
fillings obviously, everyone lights up their teeth
cleans it’s probably one of the most requested treatments and restoring
restoring teeth I’ve been using EXACTs Software of Excellence for around nine
years ever since I’ve first qualified the patient information is all in one
place it makes note writing a lot smoother a
a lot quicker for us which ultimately will reduce the time spent during those
appointments which mean we can potentially see more patients which will
reduce the amount of the prisoners waiting for dental treatment it’s a lot
easier to access all of the information so for example if you had a diary full
of people if you’re working in a prison with the EXACT where it’s easy to locate
what previous treatment they’ve had the medical history form is on there if
they’ve been seen before it’s all in one place you could perhaps work faster
meaning you could see more patients and obviously that’s more productive for for
the prisoner for the environment that you’re in what helps me the most is
having that computerized dental chart with all the treatment on that chart so
it’s not just I don’t have to look through reels of somebody’s typing and
somebody’s note writing to find out which teeth need what doing to them I
can literally have a look at that chart and it’s all color coded what’s been
done turns black what hasn’t been done is blue and it’s
very very clear to see what’s done what what is left and what what I would like
to do that day it’s really helpful on the EXACT everything is like this tabs
at the top and you can click on a tab and find a referral it’ll have the date
on it when it was done who scanned it you can find all of the information as
well as if appointments were booked if they failed an appointment and you can
add lots and lots of data to get a lot more information about the patient
without having to search too hard I also really really like the visual
representation you can actually search show people you can say they can say say
there you can lots and lots of sugar you can show them on the chart can you see
all of the blue that’s all the fillings that you need sometimes they truly truly
need your help and when you can help them and you can’t get them out of pain
and even with some of them you restore their smile you restore their confidence
and that can make you feel really really good it gives you more of an
appreciation that we’re all human and beneath everything essentially we’re all
the same

Author: Kevin Mason

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