List the case as it was presented to the patient (what you said). Double click on items in the list to confirm the chief complaint (the reason the patient is seeking treatment), and the patients perception of protrusion. Double click to remove an item from the selected list. Type in any messages that are not found on the lists. Add notes to yourself.
In this section, you may type any complaints you or the patient may have in the first box, then click the upper Add >> button. Each time you do so, the line of text will be added in the large box on the right. Or, double click after entering the text.
Alternatively, select any one complaint from the list and click the lower Add >> button, or double click it. You may add as many complaints as you like.
To remove a complaint, double click it in the right box, or click once then click the Remove button.
Patient’s Perception of Protrusion
Adding and removing items here follows the same pattern as in the Chief Complaint section.
Enter anything that you feel is worthwhile remembering.
Goals and Limitations Tab
Double click to select from the lists or type a custom goal/limitation/may be unable to correct item into the selected box. Most limitations are already loaded for you from your choices in the patient classification tabs.
Double click to remove an item from the selected list.
Contains the cephalometric numbers and ceph summary after the tracing is completed. The cephalometric summary will be automatically done for you, assuming there are no double measurement conflicts. When there are conflicts in double measurements, the doctor must decide which to select. Consider the following:
Did you select the correct point? If not, move it and recalculate.
Did you have confidence in the points that composed the two conflicting measurements? If you were guessing on one point, then choose the measurement that is composed of points you have the most confidence in.
Look at the tracing “picture” (found in Pictures tab or in the tracing program) and decide which is most logical in the face.
Find here listed the calculations that are used in the diagnosis.
Maxillary Expansion- Crossbite
The numbers for the upper and lower widths are measured in the Analysis study model portion of the software. Once completed, the numbers will automatically be placed into the appropriate location.
Over-correction (2-4mm): You as the doctor must enter the amount you wish for over-correction to account for relapse. In a mild crossbite on a young patient, add 2mm. For a critical case, such as open bite where the bite will open again if the crossbite returns, add 4mm. For a more severe crossbite, young patient, maybe 3mm? Your choice.
Expansion lower (archwire): You should NOT be expanding the lower arch with an expanded archwire when working on posterior crossbite cases. IF you have chosen an expanded IP archwire, then more maxillary expansion is needed.
The numbers for the first three fields transfer and calculate automatically from your responses in the classification sections.
The last two fields are explained as follows:
Wire expansion (-1mm): If you are planning to use an expanded lower archwire, then remove 1mm from the lower incisor advancement.
Stripping anterior (-1mm): If you are planning to strip the lower incisors to reduce incisor advancement or to reduce the inter-canine width (retention) then check this box to remove 1mm from the predicted incisor advancement.
Treatment Options Tab
The first step is to create a list of ALL THE POSSIBLE treatment options that your mind considered when evaluating the initial patient characteristics including cephalometrics, model measuring, clinical examination, etc. To obtain the list of possible options from which you can select, click on the “select treatment options” button.
View only those options for class I, II, or III cases, or select from the total list of 146 options! Click NEXT. It is helpful to have your printed reference list when selecting the options, referring to the numbers of the treatment plans.
Double click on those options you wish to be on your final list for your patient, then click FINISH.
Your treatment decision
Reviewing the list of possible treatment options, select the one that you feel would be the “best” treatment for your case. Refer to the printed list of treatment options and take note of the number of the treatment plan. Mark the treatment decision by highlighting this option and clicking the button “mark selected treatment plan”. The treatment decision will turn red.
Obtaining a treatment plan from the POS website
While connected to the internet, DOUBLE click on the blue treatment option that you have selected, OR single click to select the treatment option you wish, and then click on the button. There may be a slight delay while that treatment plan is being downloaded from the POS website.
Read the CONFIRMATION of your diagnosis to be certain you have not forgotten any key elements in that diagnosis and that you have a “fit”.
Ask for the treatment plan you wish for your patient. Download the treatment plan to your patient file by clicking on this button: . Do not attempt to edit this document on-line.
Now the treatment plan will appear in a window to the right of your selected treatment options:
Add, change or remove text to customize the treatment plan for your patient.
IMPORTANT: Click the SAVE button on the lower right corner, under the selected treatment plan after editing!!!
If you wish to mark your selected treatment decision in the list of considered treatment options, then highlight the option you have chosen and click on the “mark selected treatment option” button. A treatment option can be removed from this list by highlighting the option you wish to remove, and clicking on the “remove selected treatment option”