iDentist is a patient-oriented software. This means that the core of the entire system is the patient – client. That’s why iDentist’s mainscreen always displays the list of patients. The patients list permanently located on the left side of the program’s main screen. Above this list there is a toolbar that allows you to:
- Add new record
- Delete a record
- Sort records (ascending or descending)
- Print a patient catalogue.
Over this toolbar, there is the already known search box that works as a filter for filtering the records that will be displayed in the list.
For example, if you want to list only the records of patients whose last name begins with AM, you do not have more but to write in this search box, and immediately iDentist will show in the list, only the patients whose last name begins with AM.
Every time you click on a record in the list, iDentist automatically shows the details of that record in the right panel of the screen. So simple. If you do changes in record data in the right panel, you must press the Save button that lays either on top or bottom edges of the right panel, to apply permanently the changes. You will find more details about adding and editing records in the next pages. The list of patients in the left panel, divides records into groups of 100 items (pages). So if you scroll down the list and you do not see the record that you want, change page by clicking on the navigation bar below the list. This is a common navigation bar and its operation is obvious. The first button of the navigation bar moves the list to show the records of the first page (the first 100 records). The last button moves the list to show the last page. For example if you have a total of 500 records in iDentist’s database, the last button of the navigation bar will move list to show records from 400 to 500. In the center of the navigation bar the page indicator shows the current page shown compared in total pages. For example an indication of 3/7 means that the list shows records of the third page in total of seven pages. The total number of records displayed under the navigation bar.