During the oral exam a dental chart can be filled in to record tooth abnormalities, pocket depths, gingivitis, plaque and calculus indexes as well as other tooth and gum conditions. The chart is colour coded and is a visual representation of the patient's oral health. It becomes a permanent part of the consultation record. Terminology and abbreviations follows standard veterinary dental charting and the chart is consistent with veterinary charting practices.
The dental chart is intuitive to read and use. It can be navigated with mouse or keyboard. Shorthand key navigation and data entry makes the chart fast and easy to fill in. Values can be entered cell by cell or for an entire row. Multiple tooth statuses can be set for any particular tooth (see colour legend below chart).
The user can select to pre-fill a new chart with data from the patient's previous chart or start with an empty chart.
A date ordered dental chart history makes it easy to refer back to the patient's past dental charts.
Cell hint with complete tooth info for selected cell aids the user to quickly reference chart values. Example: "Upper Right Buccal, P4 / Triadan: 108, Calculus: Moderate". Oral exam notes accompanying the dental chart is available from the chart and images of the maxilla and mandible can be viewed with a click.
Dental charts can be printed and renders true to what you see on screen complete with colours, details and legend. Because the chart is easy to understand the owner of the animal can benefit from receiving a copy.
The dental chart comes with a preset colour theme that can be modified by the user.
Dental charts are currently available for dogs and cats, but other species can be implemented.