Ask the Dentrix Expert: Creating consistency with treatment plan estimates

By Dayna Johnson, contributing writer

July 9, 2020 -- Editor's note: This is another installment in a yearlong series that is designed to help dentists and team members understand their practice management software better.

Today, we are providing you with another tip from Dayna Johnson, a certified Dentrix trainer and founder of If you have a Dentrix question you would like Dayna to answer for an upcoming column, you can email her at

Look for articles focused on Curve and Eaglesoft later this month.

Q: My treatment plan estimates for patients never print out the same. How can I duplicate the settings from my workstation to all the other workstations so we have consistency?

Dayna Johnson
Dayna Johnson.

A: That's a great question. There are many things in Dentrix that you can template -- and the treatment plan printout is one of them. When you click on the Print Treatment Case, you will open a window with lots of options on how you would like your printout to look.

Once you have it the way you want it, click on the button in the lower left corner to Save Options. My recommendation is to have a print style for cash patients, insurance patients, and preferred provider organization (PPO) patients.

For example, your cash patients don't need to have the insurance columns or insurance boxes on the print estimate. You can save multiple print styles, depending on your preferences. Then you can select which print style you want from the drop-down menu in the upper left corner. This allows you to create consistency across all workstations.

Dayna Johnson is the founder of Novonee, a Dentrix online community. She can be reached via email at

The comments and observations expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the opinions of, nor should they be construed as an endorsement or admonishment of any particular idea, vendor, or organization.

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