Perio Chart

In the Chart Module, click Perio Chart.

See our video: Perio Charting.

Exams: Up to six of the most recent exams can show for easy comparison. Data from prior exams shows in gray. Current exam data shows in dark text. Probing depths show for all exams. For other measurements only the most recent data shows.

Auto Advance: Shows the current path direction.

Triplets: The triplet option is handy for entering lots of plaque, calculus, gingival margins, or any other measurements that tend to be the same for the entire tooth. When in triplet mode, the backspace key deletes three at a time and editing an existing entry will overwrite three at a time, so be careful to turn it off when done.

Types of rows:

Number Entry: Press the numbers on screen or use your keyboard.

Plaque, Calculus, Bleeding, and Suppuration: Enter using the on-screen button, or a keyboard letter P, C, B, or S. These are entered on the same rows as the probing depths. They show as colored dots above each probing number. There is room for all four colored dots to show. You can enter as you chart probing depths or separately. If entering at the same time as the probing depths, enter the probing depth first (e.g. 5-bleeding). When you enter the probing depth, you will automatically advance to the next cell, but if the cell is empty, the program knows to enter the item on the previous probing entry. Customize colors for each by clicking the color boxes on the right.

Calc Index %: Click to recalculate the four index percentages. Typically there are 6 sites per tooth and 32 teeth, for a total of 192 possible sites. Example: If you have 19 of the 192 sites marked as bleeding, the bleeding index is 10%. Teeth marked skipped are not considered available and are excluded from the calculation.

Numbers in Red: Flag measurements in the grid with red text when greater than or less than a certain value.

Skip Teeth: Select teeth to mark as skipped when perio charting. Set default options for how to handle missing teeth in Chart Module Preferences.

These two preferences work together, so if implants are treated as missing, and missing teeth are always skipped, the implants will be skipped.

Graphical: See Graphical Perio Chart.

Save to Images: Save the current perio chart to the Images module, Tooth Charts folder, named by date.

Print: Print the perio chart as it appears on the screen.

Note: There can be some complex situations with extra teeth. This can happen with supernumerary teeth and retained deciduous teeth. If there is no way to enter this information into the existing boxes, notes can be made about specific sites in the Progress Notes.