Typically, when adding a new patient to your database Power Practice will require a default producer and hygienist are set. Moving forward, the Patient File module no longer requires a default Hygienist. The dropdown starts blank and allows you to fill it in manually.
The program can be set to start with no defaults for either dropdown. This will prompt the team to make a manual selection each time, avoiding mistaken default producer selection. You do not need to set a default hygienist, that can be left blank if you choose. But you will still be required to set a Default Dr. for all patients.