Dental Charting

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How do you chart an unerrupted tooth?
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Circle entire tooth in blue
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How do you chart an impatcted tooth?
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Circle entire tooth in Red (must have x-ray to prove)
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How do you chart a super erupted (extruded) tooth?
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Blue arrow under or above the tooth number pointed in the dirrection of the crown
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How do you chart a diastima?
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Two red lines lindicating where the space is. One line on mesial of one tooth and one line on the distal of the other tooth.
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What is another name for diastima?
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Open Contact
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How do you chart drifting?
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Straight Blue arrow in direction of driftin. place arrow on the facial.
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How do you chart an overhang margin?
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Draw red lines exactly as they appear on the radiographs. On all surfaces
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How do you draw pits and fissures sealents?
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S on occlusal surface red if needed blue if existing
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How do you chart a fractured root / crown?
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Red zigzag line accross affected area. Should resemble what the actual fracture looks like.
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How do you chart a supernumerary tooth?
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Draw a red tooth as it appears on radiograph
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How do you cart an abscess
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Red circle is drawn on apex of root (all views)
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How do you chart a pulpectomy/ root canal?
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Straight line on root of all views. Red if needed Blue if existing
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How do you chart an apicoectomy?
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Small triangle on root on all views Line on root indicating root canal Red if needed Blue if existing
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How do you chart a Porcelain crown?
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Out line the clinical crown on all views Red if needed Blue if existing
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How do you chart a porcelain veneer?
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Outline facial of clinical crown Red if needed Blue if existing
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How do you chart a porcelain fused to metal crown (PFM)?
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Outline crown and place dots inside crown (on all views) Red if needed Blue if existing
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How do you chart a gold crown?
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Outline crown and place diagonal lines to cover crown. (on all views) Red if needed Blue if existing
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How do you chart stainless steal crown?
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Outline crown and draw cover in cross hatched lines (on all views) Red if needed Blue if existing
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How do you chart a bridge?
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Outline crowns of all teeth involved. x the root of the teeth missing Place bracket on facial side Red if needed Blue if existing
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How do you chart dentures?
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Blue X on entire arch F/- – Full upper and natural on lower F/F – full upper and full lower -/F – Natural on upper and full lower Red if needed Blue if existing
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how do you chart a fix retainer?
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Blue line on lingual surface to connect teeth included. Blue dots on each tooth involved.
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How do you chart an implant?
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X on root of all views. Outline crown and fill in with appropriate crown. (PFM, gold etc) Place I on factial near tooth number Red if needed Blue if existing
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How do you chart an inlay/onlay?
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Draw restoration (MO, MOD etc) Fill in with appropriate material (porcelain, gold) Red if needed Blue if existing
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incipient carries
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a decayed part of a tooth in which the lesion is just coming into existence.
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arrested carries
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the state existing when the progress of the decay process has halted. It is noted by its dark staining without any breakdown of tooth tissues
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recurrent carries
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Occurs on a surface adjacent to a restoration; may be a continuation of the original lesion; also called secondary caries.
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What is a class I carie?
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Includes the Occlusal surface of posterior teeth Buccal and lingual pits of molars Lingual pit near cingulum on maxilary incisors
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What is a class II carie
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located on mesial or distal surfaces of posterior teeth
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What is a class III carie?
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located on mesial or distal surfaces of anterior teeth
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What is a class IV carie?
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located on the mesial or distal, and incisal edge
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What is a class V carie?
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Located on the cervical third of the facial or lingual surface
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What is a class VI carie?
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located on the incisal or occlusal surface that has been worn away due to abrasion

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