Tutorial: Carestream Kodak PracticeWorks Dental Software is currently being used by up to 26,000 dentists in the United States of America and yet very few of them use this amazing software to its fullest. Besides lightning fast extremely thorough notes, this software can also fill out prescriptions, write refusal notes, informed consents, post-op instructions, and your favorite chicken casserole recipe. This software in the last few years added another button feature called "Prescriptions", but before that, the prescriptions were written in the "Forms" button section. The most likely reason why more dentist don't use the forms function in this software is because it is difficult to program without help and this is why I'm addressing this subject today. So get ready to launch your everyday charting habits into overdrive! Press the"Forms..." button: You will not have all of these forms in your list, but you will hopefully have at least one prescription in this list. We are going to learn how to edit the "Rx for Lorcet 10/650" form by selecting it from the list and pressing "Edit form" button, and if you have no prescriptions, then you can follow along to the point were we make a new one and link it to a procedure button. Select the prescription you wish to edit and press "Edit form". If you have a prescription of something in your list it will look something like this. We are going to change our automatic prescription to comply with a new Florida State law by making the Dispensed number of tab from just a number, to a number with the number written next to it in (English), example from 16 Tabs, to 16 (Sixteen) tabs. Select "2 - Dispense (tabs)" and press the "Edit question" button: Next, select the "Multi-choice list" from the "Type:" pull down box and then press the "Add choice" button: Add your usual recommendations and then click "OK". Once done click "OK" and you are free to edit the other variable for the form you are on. These variable don't stand alone but instead are used inside a form that is made in another section called Documents. To see which document these variables link to look in the "Autolinks" seen at the bottom of 3 picture up. This document is selected to merge the prescription variables you just edited and this document is set to print automatically after you edit the final form in the chart. This form is located under the "Expert" drop down menu listed at the top of the main PracticeWorks schedule page: Select the appropriate document and press the "Edit" button: This is the actual set-up for the prescription that can be edited in many ways. CAUTION: Do play around too much with the format or you may make a mistake you will need profession help to remedy. To delete an unwanted variable on this form simply select it until it is grayed out and the cursor turns into an "?", then press the delete key (not back-space). To the right find the form you are currently working on and press the "+" button to expand and see those custom variables that can be used for this particular form. The other variables in this list can also be used in this form, but may not make sense to do so. Once you have edited the form/document go back and try out the Rx just to make sure it works properly.