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supernumerary tooth charting

I would like to be able to chart SN and other pathology and have it appear in the clinical chart.

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Trevor Terry responded  · 

That’s a great idea, thank you!


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  • kristie commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate


  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I agree. I would like to see the extra teeth in the chart at a quick glance.

  • Joliga commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    There should be a way to show a supernumerary in graphic chart. Just like you can circle Impacted tooth or add a diastema! This way at quick glance of chart it stands out and you don't have to scroll through progress notes ect.

  • commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    You can treatment plan procedures for supernumerary teeth but can not just chart them and have them visible somehow on the tooth chart. Would be very helpful to see that they are there!

  • mokap commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is important for so many reasons even though it is not an overly common condition. Aside from being able to chart the teeth correctly and see them diagrammatically, it would allow us to better communicate with patients, colleagues and especially insurance companies when it comes to pre-treatment requests and claims submission. Insurance companies will deny claims on teeth that were previously treated for the same procedure. How are we supposed to treatment plan for a tooth that doesn't exist in the chart? Even if we write a narrative describing the fact we are treating a supernumerary tooth, how are we supposed to chart and submit for it? Let's say there are 3 premolars in the upper left - #12, #13 and #13a. If #12 and #13 have existing fillings on them and we want to treatment plan a crown for #13a, how are we supposed to do that without changing what is on #13 (because we would obviously have to use #13 as the tooth being treated)? It simply isn't possible. We NEED a way to add supernumerary teeth to the chart so that we can not only properly chart, but properly treatment plan, treat and submit claims, as well as communicate to office staff, labs, colleagues and insurance companies. This is a basic feature requirement, yet is unavailable due to "software limitations". As I see it, Dentrix has far too many "software limitations" since it was built decades ago without a future-proof design. It's time to consider adding many of the much requested features, or rebuilding Dentrix from the ground up to bring it into the modern age.

  • Karla commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    see supernumerary teeth on chart or maybe have an extra chart which allows you to have a quicker way to chart procedures

  • Sue commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    by adding a small box next to the teeth numbers that can be checked to indicate there is a SN tooth would be helpful at a glance to remind these exist.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We have multiple people with supernumerary teeth, I would like to be able to chart an extraction of a supernumerary tooth without disrupting any permanent or deciduous teeth and keep it correct with insurance for payment,
    We ask for an emergency contact from the patient and not always is that person is a patient.
    Patients with premedication needs, we always contacting them for pharmacy of choice, if we were able to have that in the system, would be a great addition.

  • DeMarco Family Dental commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    As of right now, when we are perio charting and there is an implant, we have to enter 000 for each spot. Dentrix should automatically skip the implant as it does for missing teeth.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Allow supernumerary teeth to be added without completing a procedure and to have them show in the tooth and periodontal chart. Good luck, hope to see this soon. :)

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Enable to add supernumerary tooth/on clinical chart vs. clinical notes alone, (may be overlooked).

  • Bernadette commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    There needs to be able to put a letter next to an extraction for supernumerary tooth. Insurance companies needs LETTER A after the extraction number. Claim forms dont allow you to do that. FOR EXAMPLE EXTRACTION 8A

    Also it removes the tooth number from the chart and the chart should recognize when you put tooth 8A that it is a supernumerary tooth and it should leave it on the chart.

  • Debbie commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    For example, we have a patient whose lower permanent lateral incisors are missing, the permanent canines drifted mesially and now occupy the lateral positions, and the primary canines are still present in the canine positions. Eventually, the primary canines will be replaced with implants and crowns to represent permanent canines. This type of thing happens all the time, and I wish there were a way to customize the tooth chart to more accurately represent what's going on with a particular patient.

  • Lori commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The ability to add teeth such as an extra bicuspid or implant. These teeth are in addition to the full 32 set of teeth. We have a patient with this issue. How do I cart it????

  • Susan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    PLEASE make supernumerary teeth show up on both the dental chart and periodontal charting. These teeth are present in our patients mouth, and need to be documented correctly. Why is this request taking so long to implement?

  • Jessica commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    As a dental Student I feel having this sit for three years is silly. this is a condition that even if rare needs to be taught in classes. the drawing of an extra tooth looks tacky and needs a code that shows the correct information.

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