Case Study: Quick Fix Dental Practice

Assessment Scenario

Case Study: Quick Fix Dental Practice

Technology requirements

Application must be built using Visual Studio 2019 or Visual Studio 2017, professional or enterprise. The community edition is not suitable for this work, as it will not work with Entity Framework.

You must use the database built into visual studio as your data store, you should not use any other database.

The GUI must be built using windows forms (winForms). ASP or other presentational technologies are not permitted.

Patterns must be present in the technical solution, for example the presentational layer should use MVP. You are also required to use Entity Framework and LINQ.

 

Background

Radiant Smile Dental practice requires you to build a windows application to support dental practice. The dental practice only deals with NHS patients however it does offer a number of treatments not covered by the standard NHS services such: teeth whiting, dental implants.

Patients

When a patient is registered their details such as date of birth, name, address, email are captured and stored by the system. A medical questionnaire is given during the registration process. The questionnaire captures information regarding any medical conditions which may affect the treatment and any allergies the patient may have such as to latex or antibiotics.

When a patient visits the dental surgery a check is done to see when they last updated their medical history. If this was more than a year ago the system will prompt the reception staff to ask if they has been any changes to their medical history. If there has they will be required to fill in a new medical questionnaire.

All patients must provide the name and address of their GP practice. It is likely that many of the patients in the dental practice will be register to a small number of local GP practices.

NHS patients may be entitled to free treatment or they may pay a fixed free given the dental work undertaken.  More detailed information can be found at https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/dentists/understanding-nhs-dental-charges/

All treatments private / NHS should be easily maintained by the practice staff. This may be the change of pricing in line with changes to the NHS fees. It could also include new private services or accommodate a change in price due to a special offer.

 

Checkups (15 minute appointment)

Checkups can be booked in one of three ways

  • When a patient comes to the end of a treatment plan of has had a check-up which requires no work they are offered an opportunity to book a six month check-up.
  • When they first register with the practice.
  • If they telephone in and ask for a check-up, a check is made to make sure they have not already had a check up within the last four months.

In the case of new patient or coming to the end of the treatment plan, the system must prompt the reception staff to ask the patient to make an appointment.

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The system should identify any patients who have not visited the dental practice in the past six months and have no future appointments books. The system will produce a reminder letter which will be mailed out to the patient asking them to make an appointment. They will be contacted again is six months if they have not made an appointment and has not visited the dental practice.

Any patient who has not made contact with the dental practice for a two year period will be removed from the list of active patients.

Emergency Appointments

A practice holds 2 hours non advance appointments each day; these are for dental emergencies and are allocated on a first come first served basis.

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