Commonly Used Dental Charting Abbreviations and Symbols

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Commonly Used Dental Charting Abbreviations and Symbols. Straight from the handout Ms. Floyd gave out.

ABCD

Asymmetry, Borders, Color, Diameter.

abf

abfraction

abn

abnormal

abr

abrasion

abs

abscess

abut

abuttment

ac

before meals

acr

acrylic

AD

Alzheimer's Disease

ADD

Attention Deficit Disorder

adj

adjust(ed) (ment)

adv

advanced

AED

Automatic External Defibrillator

AG

Attached gingival

Ag pt

silver point

AIDS

Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrom

air abr

air abrasion

AL

attachement loss

alg

alginate

alv

alveol(us) (ar)

AM

before nooon

am

amalgam

anes

anesthesia; anestetic

ant

anterior

ante

before

AP

Adult Periodontitis

APF

acidulated phosphate fluoride

apico

apicoectomy; apical root canal surgery

appt

appointment

as lib

freely; as needed

asap

as soon as possible

asst

assistant; dental assistant

aux

auxillary

ave

average

b/u

build up

bb

bad breath

BBTD

baby bottle tooth decay

BD

buccal distal

bi

bicuspid

bid

twice a day

bil

bilateral

bldup

build up

BOP

bleeding on probing

bp

blood pressure

buc

buccal

bwx

bite wing x-ray

C/

complete upper denture

/C

complete lower denture

CAB

coronary artery bypass

CAD

coranary artery Disease

CAL

clinical attachment level

calc

calculus

canc

cancel(lation)

caps

capsules

carp

carpule

CBC

complete blood count

cc

chief complaaint

CEJ

cementoenamel junction

ceram

ceramic

CHF

congestive heart failure

cl I

classification of jaw relation; Angle Class I

cl II

classification of jaw relation; Angle Class II

cl III

classification of jaw relation; Angle Class III

CL/CP

cleft lip, cleft palate

CLD

complete lower denture

CMB

chronic mouth breathing

comp

composite

Comp BU

composite buildup

COPD

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

COS

curve of Spee

COW

curve of Wilson

CPR

caridopulmonary resuscitation

CTS

Cracked Tooth Syndrome

cur

curettage

CV

Curriculum Vitae

d/e

double ended instrument

d/w

discussed with

da

dental assistant

daw

dispense as written

DB

distal buccal

DBA

dentin bonding agents

dbl

double ended instrument

DD

differential diagnosis

debrd

debridement

decid

deciduous

def

defective

del

deliver(ed)

demo

demonstrate

desen

desentiz(ation)(e)

DI

distal incisal

diag

diagnosis

dias

distema

dist

distal

DL

distal lingual

DM

diabetes mellitus

dnka

did not keep appointment

DO

distal occlusal

dpc

direct pulp cap

drsg

dressing

dup

duplicate(d)

DZP

diazepam

EXT

extraction

e.g.

for example

EBV

Epstein-Barr Virus

ED

effective dose

edent

edentulous

emerg

emergency

endo

endodontics

EO

extraoral

EOP

Early onset Periodontal disease

epi

epinephrine

epith

epitheli(um) (al)

equiv

equivalent

esp

especially

est

estimate

etch

acid etch

eval

evaluat(ion) (e)

Ex

examination

ex.

example

exam

examination

ext

extract(ion)

F/

maxillary full denture

/F

mandibular full denture

f/u

follow up

fa

failed appointment

fd

furcation depth

FGC

full gold crown

fgm

free gingival margin

fl

fluoride

FLD

full lower denture

FMS

full mouth series

fom

floor of mouth

frenmy

frenectomy

freq

frequent

FU(D)

full upper denture

furc

furcation depth

fx pros

fixed prosthodontics

g ion

glass ionomer cement

ga

general anesthesia

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