Skip to content
Continuing Dental Education

Online Record Keeping – Live Webinar

Stephen J. Persichetti, DDS

lecture icon Lecture

This course is offered in partnership with Oregon Health Sciences University. Please register through OHSU.


Course Description

As the challenges of delivering high quality dental care increase, so do the requirements of impeccable record-keeping and chart maintenance. Every dental office needs a simple system to ensure that patient treatment and communications with patients are documented in a clear and concise manner. This course is designed to provide you with an opportunity to gain the knowledge and confidence to design and implement an outstanding system of record-keeping in your dental office. During this course, the attendee will be given the opportunity to discuss their real life charting problems and concerns so as to personalize this course to their individual practice situation.

Course Topics

  • Charting systems
  • Elements of good charting
  • Recommendations about charting with electronic media
  • Documenting dental procedures
  • Documenting unusual occurrences and poor outcomes
  • Guidelines for adequate charting
  • Documenting office communications with patients
  • Informed consent

Course Objectives

As a result of attending this course you will be able to:

  • Implement a simple, yet state-of-the-art approach to record-keeping in the dental office.
  • Successfully chart and document complex and difficult situations and circumstances that inevitably appear in busy practices.


Dr. Stephen PersichettiDr. Stephen J. Persichetti traveled to Portland after graduation from the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery at the University of Maryland. The purpose of his visit to Portland was to receive advanced training in general dentistry in a residency program at the Oregon Health Sciences University. After completing his year of residency, Dr. Persichetti joined the faculty at the Oregon Health Sciences University School of Dentistry. He has been an associate professor at the dental school since 1985. He joined Downtown Dental Associates in 1997.

Dr. Persichetti is a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry, the American College of Dentists, and the International College of Dentists. He is past president of the Oregon Academy of General Dentistry and served on many of the Academy of General Dentistry’s councils. He is affiliated with Donated Dental Services and treats many patients who could not otherwise afford dental care.

Course Logistics

Monday, February 22, 2021

Online Webinar

This course is designed for dentists, hygienists, dental assistants and office staff.

Course: 9:00am – 12:00pm


3 hours


ada cerp logo

The University of Washington and Oregon Health Sciences University are ADA CERP Recognized Providers.
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between the University of Washington and Oregon Health Sciences University.

acde logo

The University of Washington and Oregon Health Sciences University are members of the Association for Continuing Dental Education.

University of Washington and Oregon Health Sciences University designate this activity for 3 continuing education credits.