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Dental Charting. Document clinical findings Baseline for future treatment Assist in patient education Aide in treatment planning. Form to record information on. Symbols serve as shorthand for communication. Hard tissue charting. Blue = Restoration

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Dental Charting

  • Document clinical findings

  • Baseline for future treatment

  • Assist in patient education

  • Aide in treatment planning


Form to record information on


Symbols serve as shorthand for communication


Hard tissue charting

Blue = Restoration

Red = Pathology


Amalgam Restoration

Indicate all surfaces with filling in blue


Amalgam


Composite/Sealant

  • All resin restorations use symbol for composite

  • Indicate surface restorted


Composite


Temporary Restorations

  • Can be a variety of materials (resin, acrylic, amalgam, eugenol base)

  • Purpose is interim - healing(deep decay), procedure in progress, etc.


Temporary Restorations


Castings/Crown and Bridge

  • Gold

  • Porcelain

  • Porcelain fused to metal


Gold


Porcelain


Porcelain Fused to Metal

Has both porcelain and metal symbols


Fixed Partial Dentures

  • Symbol of material used

  • Connect teeth with line


Caries

All decay from incipient to gross caries will be indicated in red at location/surface of tooth


Decay


Incipient Caries


Recurrent Caries/Defective Restoration


Tooth Symbols


Broken Tooth


Root Canal Treatment


Periodontal Charting

  • Entries in red

  • Identify tooth and soft tissue defects


Malposed Tooth


Open Contact


Furcation Involvement


Overhang


Gingival Recession


Papillary Hyperplasia


Loss of Papilla


Gingival Cleft


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