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Commonly Used Dental Charting Abbreviations and Symbols

Commonly Used Dental Charting Abbreviations and Symbols. Straight from the handout Ms. Floyd gave out.
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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
silver
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
Au
gold
aux
auxillary
ave
average
B
buccal
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
br
bridge
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
chk
check
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
cr
crown
crn
crown
CTS
Cracked Tooth Syndrome
cur
curettage
CV
Curriculum Vitae
D
distal
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
ea
each
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
facial
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
GBI
gingival bleeding index
GBS
gingival bleeding score
gen
general; gerneralized
G-EOP
generalized early-onset periodontitis
GERD
gastroesophageal relflux disease
gf
gold fiol
GI
gingival index
ging
gingiva(l)
GIR
glass inomer resin
GJP
gernalrizedguvenile periodontitis
GP
general practitioner
gp
gutta percha
gplasty
gingivoplasty
H2O
water
H202
hydrogen peroxide
HA
hydroxyapatite
HAV
Hepititis A virus
HBD
has been drinking
hbp
high blood pressure
HBsAg
hepatitis B surface antigen
HBV
hepatitis B viris
hci
home care insturctions
HCV
hepatitis C virus
hemr
hemorrhage
Hg
mercury
HH
health history
hist
history
HIV
human immunodeficiency virus
hosp
hospital
HP
handpiece
hr
hour
hs
at bedtime
HSV
herpes simplex virus
ht
height
htn
hypertension
hve
high volume evacuation
hyg
dental hygiene
I
incisal
i.s.q.
no change
IBD
intrabony defect
IBF
ibuprofen
IC
informed consent
ID
identification
IDDM
Insulin-dependent Diabetes Mellitus (Type 1)
imp
imp(acted)(action)(roved)(lant)(ression)
impl
implant
impr
impression
incl
include
incr
increase
indir
indirect
inf
inf(erior) (ected)
infl
inflammation
inj
injection
inl
inlay
INS
insurance
instr
insturct(ed) (ion)
irrig
irrigation
KS
Kaposi's sarcoma
L
lingual
LA
labial
LA
local anesthesia
lab
laboratory
lac
laceration
lat
lateral
LCR
light cured resin
LE
Lupus Erythematosus
les
lesion
lft
left
lg
large
lido
lidocaine
ling
lingual
liq
liquid
LJP
Localized juvenile periodontitis
LL
lower left
LLQ
lower left quadrant
LP
lichen planus
lpa
loss of periodontal attachement
LR
lower right
M
mesial
malig
malignant
maloc
malocclusion
mand
mandib(ular) (le)
max
maxi(lla) (llary) (mum)
MB
mesial buccal
med hx
medical history
meds
medication
MF
mesial facial
MFL
mesial facial lingual
mg
mucogingival
MGJ
mucogingival junction
MI
mesial incisal
MID
mesial incisal distal
min
minute
ML
mesial lingual
MO
mesial occlusal
MOB
mesial occlusal buccal
MOD
mesial occlusal distal
mod
moderate
MODB
mesial occlusal distal buccal
MSBI
modified sulcular bleeding index
MVP
mitral valve prolapse
n/a
not applicable
n/c
no charge
n/d
not determined
N/S
no show
N/V
nausea and vomiting
N2O
nitrous oxide
NaCl
sodium chloride
NaF
sodium fluoride
NCP
non compliant patient
NE
norepinephrine
NED
no evidence of disease
neg
negative
NERD
no evidenct of recurrent disease
NKA
no known allergies
NKDA
no known drug allergies
nl
normal limits
np
new patient
npc
no previous complaint
npe
new patient examination
nph
no previous history
npo
nothing by mouth
nr
next recall
NSAID
nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug
nsf
no significant findings
NUG
necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis
nv
next visit
O2
oxygen
obj
objective
occl
occlus(al) (ion)
OCD
obsessive compulsive disorder
ohi
oral hygiene instructions
onl
onlay
ortho
orthodontics
OTC
over the counter
P
palatal
p
prophylaxis
P&E
prophylaxis and exam
P:
treatment plan
pa
periapical
PA
Posterior-anterior
pano
panoramic image
pat
patient
path
pathology
PBI
periodontal pocket bleeding index
PC
porcelain crown
pc
after meals
pcap
pulp cap
PCN
penicillin
pd
probing depth
PDI
periodontal disease index
PEN
penicillin
per os
by mouth
perc
percussion
periap
periapical
perio
periodont(al) (itis) (ics)
perio main
periodontal maintenance
perm
permanent
PFG
porcelain fused to gold
PFM
porcelain fused to metal
pfs
pit and fissure sealant
PI
plaque index
PJC
porcelain jacket crown
pkt
pocket
PM
after noon
PMC
porcelain to metal crown
po
by mouth
pom
porcelain on metal
pon
pontic
porc
porecelain
pos
positive
post
after
post
posterior
post op
post operative
PPD
probing pocket depth
PPE
personal protective equipment
premed
premedicate
prev
prevention
prim
primary
prn
as needed
prophy
prophylaxis
PSR
periodontal screening and recording
pt
patient
PVS
polyvinal siloxane
px
prophylaxis
Q
question