In the Chart Module, at the upper left, is the graphical tooth chart.
This chart visually shows the patient's teeth, as well as treatment that has been performed, is planned, or has been referred out.
To select a tooth, click on it. Click a tooth again to deselect. Click and drag to quickly select multiple teeth. Drag the slider bar under the chart to show procedure changes to the tooth chart over time.
Tooth Numbering: The default numbering system is set in Preferences, Tooth Nomenclature.Open Dental supports 4 different tooth numbering systems:
- Universal (Common in the United States, 1-32): Valid tooth numbers are 1-32 and A-T. For supernumerary teeth, valid values are 51-82 and AS-TS. Permanent supernumerary tooth numbers add 50 to the tooth number (tooth 1 = 51). Primary supernumerary tooth numbers add an S (tooth A = AS). Procedures for supernumerary teeth do not show on the Graphical Tooth Chart, but they do get billed to insurance. Also see Supernumerary Teeth.
- FDI Notation (International, 11-48), 51-85 for primary teeth: For foreign users, supernumerary teeth can be entered as 99.
- Haderup (Danish)
- Palmer (Ortho)
- A procedure code's paint type and treatment area determines the graphic used in the tooth chart. Some treatment areas show no graphic (e.g. mouth). See Procedure Code.
- Colors are dependent on:
- To quickly see the current colors for each status, click the Draw tab (Draw on Tooth Chart). If you change colors, we recommend also changing the text color for Definitions: Prog Note Colors to match. By convention, procedures that use metal are a dark color, while those that use ceramic, porcelain, or plastic are a light color. In rare situations, a procedure code may have a color override, in which case color will not indicate status.
- The procedure statuses that show depend on the settings for this chart view.
- Supernumerary teeth do not show on the chart, and thus procedures for supernumerary teeth also do not show. You can, however, draw them freehand using the Draw tab.
Show Big: To view a full screen version of the chart, click the Tooth Chart drop down in the toolbar, then Show Big. See Big Graphical Tooth Chart.
Save the Tooth Chart: To save a snapshot of the chart, click the Tooth Chart drop down in the toolbar, then Save to Images. The image will be saved in the Images module under Tooth Charts, named with the save date. Snapshots are especially important for pediatric offices to see history of tooth eruption.
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