dental records


Summary: Data collected during dental examination for the purpose of study, diagnosis, or treatment planning.

Top Publications

  1. Rush W, Schleyer T, Kirshner M, Boyle R, Thoele M, Lenton P, et al. Integrating tobacco dependence counseling into electronic dental records: a multi-method approach. J Dent Educ. 2014;78:31-9 pubmed
    ..With the expanded use of electronic dental records, the authors identified an opportunity to incorporate standardized expert support for tobacco dependence ..
  2. Skinner M, Alempijevic D, Stanojevic A. In the absence of dental records, do we need forensic odontologists at mass grave sites?. Forensic Sci Int. 2010;201:22-6 pubmed publisher
    ..The cited reason is often that "there are no dental records-so what is the point"? In this presentation we review the published accounts of examination of remains ..
  3. Dierickx A, Seyler M, De Valck E, Wijffels J, Willems G. Dental records: a Belgium study. J Forensic Odontostomatol. 2006;24:22-31 pubmed
  4. Thomason R. The importance of informed consent. Pa Dent J (Harrisb). 2004;71:16 pubmed
  5. Rada R. Digital image management and manipulation in the dental office. Dent Today. 2004;23:104-7 pubmed
  6. Walji M, Taylor D, Langabeer J, Valenza J. Factors influencing implementation and outcomes of a dental electronic patient record system. J Dent Educ. 2009;73:589-600 pubmed
    ..By sharing lessons learned and knowledge about the science of implementation, we hope to reduce failures and costs for dental schools embarking on large-scale information technology implementations. ..
  7. Phillips V. Forensic dentistry. SADJ. 2004;59:91 pubmed
  8. Schulte D. The latest changes in Michigan's dental records law. J Mich Dent Assoc. 2007;89:30-4 pubmed
  9. Freydberg B. Digital dentistry and beyond is now!. Dent Today. 2007;26:130, 132-3 pubmed

More Information


  1. Snyman W, Kroon J. Vertical and horizontal integration of knowledge and skills - a working model. Eur J Dent Educ. 2005;9:26-31 pubmed
    ..The consensus of those teachers who represent the basic and clinical sciences and who participate in this learning programme is that this model is practical and can assist vertical as well as horizontal integration of knowledge. ..
  2. Dym H. Risk management in the dental office. Dent Clin North Am. 2012;56:113-20, viii pubmed publisher
    ..Rather, it advises clinicians as to the steps one can take to limit the chances of litigation from occurring, and avoid the emotionally and painful time-consuming process associated with a malpractice lawsuit. ..
  3. Doherty H, Davis K, Miller K. A profitable hygiene system: not an undervalued practice resource, part 2. Dent Today. 2009;28:156, 158-9 pubmed
    ..However, when it comes to dental hygiene, too many practices still operate a 1980s-style "prophylaxis mindset palace." The time has come for more dentists to embrace up-to-date dental hygiene practice standards. ..
  4. Bartlett D. A proposed system for screening tooth wear. Br Dent J. 2010;208:207-9 pubmed publisher
    ..The four level index uses 0 (no wear), 1 (initial loss of surface texture), 2 (<50% loss of surface) and 3 (>50% loss of surface) to record the severity of wear. ..
  5. Schulte D. Documenting refusals to accept treatment. J Mich Dent Assoc. 2007;89:20 pubmed
  6. Gaudio R, Rosa Maria G, Feltracco P, Paolo F, Barbieri S, Stefania B, et al. Traumatic dental injuries during anaesthesia: part I: clinical evaluation. Dent Traumatol. 2010;26:459-65 pubmed publisher
    ..It is known that damage to teeth can occur even in the absence of negligence. ..
  7. Tan S, Ahmad S, Moles D, Cunningham S. Picture archiving and communications systems: a study of reliability of orthodontic cephalometric analysis. Eur J Orthod. 2011;33:537-43 pubmed publisher
    ..This offers the freedom to analyse digital cephalograms within a clinical area at the same appointment as when the digital radiograph is taken. ..
  8. Baxter C. Veterinary dentistry: a clinician's viewpoint. Dent Update. 2013;40:386-8, 390 pubmed
    ..An indication of the work done and the hazards commonly encountered are covered. To increase awareness within the dental profession of the current state of veterinary dentistry. ..
  9. Attwood D. Teeth that reveal the secrets of the dead. J Ir Dent Assoc. 2004;50:154-6 pubmed
  10. Pittayapat P, Jacobs R, De Valck E, Vandermeulen D, Willems G. Forensic odontology in the disaster victim identification process. J Forensic Odontostomatol. 2012;30:1-12 pubmed
    ..The working procedures have been greatly improved by newly developed technologies. ..
  11. Overton J, Sullivan D. Early failure of Class II resin composite versus Class II amalgam restorations placed by dental students. J Dent Educ. 2012;76:338-40 pubmed
    ..A total of eighty-four resin composite restorations and six amalgam restorations were replaced due to an identified failure. ..
  12. Ross C, Scheetz J, Crim G, Caicedo R, Morelli J, Clark S. Variables affecting endodontic recall. Int Endod J. 2009;42:214-9 pubmed publisher
    ..The type of treated tooth had no effect on patient recall rate. Forty-nine per cent of patients returned for recall after a minimum of 6 months with patient age, patient gender and pulp status affecting the rate of recall significantly. ..
  13. Savage B, McWhorter A, Kerins C, Seale N. Preventive resin restorations: practice and billing patterns of pediatric dentists. Pediatr Dent. 2009;31:210-5 pubmed
    ..Up to 50% of respondents could be erroneously billing for PRRs. Most pediatric dentists perform preventive resin restorations in their office and believe that a code for the procedure needs to be added to the current dental terminology. ..
  14. Spencer D. Child abuse: dentists' recognition and involvement. J Calif Dent Assoc. 2004;32:299-303 pubmed
  15. Baraybar J. When DNA is not available, can we still identify people? Recommendations for best practice. J Forensic Sci. 2008;53:533-40 pubmed publisher
  16. Hudis S. Converting to electronic dental records. J Am Coll Dent. 2010;77:13-5 pubmed
    ..In addition to efficiency, office technology has great potential for improving communication, both with patients and with other practitioners. The electronic practice is an opportunity for continuous improvement. ..
  17. Ahmad I. Risk management in clinical practice. Part 5. Ethical considerations for dental enhancement procedures. Br Dent J. 2010;209:207-14 pubmed publisher
    ..any, ethical guidelines and constraints apply to elective enhancement procedures? What is the role of the dentist in providing or encouraging this type of 'therapy'? What treatment modalities are available for aesthetic dental treatment? ..
  18. Vale G. Identification by dental evidence: basics and beyond. J Calif Dent Assoc. 2004;32:665-9, 671-2 pubmed
    ..This paper will provide a working understanding of the fundamentals of identification by dental evidence. It will also touch on some recent developments in this area. ..
  19. Hoover T, Kirk J, Fredekind R. Clinical quality assurance surveillance and targeted interventions: managing unfavorable trends in a dental school clinic. J Dent Educ. 2007;71:746-58 pubmed
    ..These trends suggest we had better success with the interventions that were simple, valuable, measurable, and repeatable than with interventions that less fit these criteria. ..
  20. Pinchi V, Zei G. Two positive identifications assessed with occasional dental findings on non-dental x-rays. J Forensic Odontostomatol. 2008;26:34-8 pubmed
    ..Furthermore, the cases underline that some radiographic features require skill, not only to be interpreted but also to be recognized. ..
  21. Ormond C, DOUGLAS G, Pitts N. The use of the International Caries Detection and Assessment System (ICDAS) in a National Health Service general dental practice as part of an oral health assessment. Prim Dent Care. 2010;17:153-59 pubmed
    ..53 minutes, or 3.99 minutes if pre-examination brushing time was included. These results indicate that with training and experience, it is possible to carry out an ICDAS assessment in a time that is practical in general dental practice. ..
  22. Nabil S, Samman N. The impact of case reports in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2012;41:789-96 pubmed publisher
    ..Case reports reporting recent topics, describing new treatment/diagnosis method and with a literature review were more likely to receive citations. ..
  23. Keim R. The paperless office. J Clin Orthod. 2005;39:61-2 pubmed
  24. Madhan B, Gayathri H. Identification and prevention of digital forgery in orthodontic records. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2010;138:850-7 pubmed publisher
    ..This article briefly reviews the important aspects of digital forgery that are relevant to orthodontics, with special focus on how to recognize tampering and image authentication strategies. ..
  25. Jones R, Faqir A, Millett D, Moos K, McHugh S. Bridging and dimensions of sella turcica in subjects treated by surgical-orthodontic means or orthodontics only. Angle Orthod. 2005;75:714-8 pubmed
    ..02). These findings appear to indicate the greater likelihood of sella turcica bridging and abnormal sella turcica dimensions in subjects treated by combined surgical-orthodontic means rather than by orthodontics only. ..
  26. Ng M, Chase I. Early childhood caries: risk-based disease prevention and management. Dent Clin North Am. 2013;57:1-16 pubmed publisher
  27. Patel M, Khan A, Thiruchelvam J. Importance of quality in referral letters sent for potentially malignant oral, head and neck lesions. Dent Update. 2011;38:192-4, 196-8 pubmed
    ..A good quality referral letter should minimize delay in diagnoses and management of a patient with an oral, head and neck lesion. ..
  28. Boykin M, Gilbert G, Tilashalski K, Shelton B. Incidence of endodontic treatment: a 48-month prospective study. J Endod. 2003;29:806-9 pubmed
    ..Dental abscesses or toothaches were the main reason(s) for endodontic treatment, but not all persons with these conditions during follow-up sought dental treatment of any variety...
  29. Garbin C, Garbin A, Saliba N, de Lima D, de Macedo A. Analysis of the ethical aspects of professional confidentiality in dental practice. J Appl Oral Sci. 2008;16:75-80 pubmed
    ..This stand of health professionals has contributed to violate professional ethics and the law itself, bringing problems both to the professional and to the patient. ..
  30. Ahmad I. Digital dental photography. Part 1: an overview. Br Dent J. 2009;206:403-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Part 1 previews and outlines the contents of the subsequent papers and in addition, defines the aims and objectives of a digital dental image and the features that are required for an ideal intra-oral picture. ..
  31. Gwinn C, McClane G, Shanel Hogan K, Strack G. Domestic violence: no place for a smile. J Calif Dent Assoc. 2004;32:399-409 pubmed
    ..Attempted strangulation may cause physiological changes evident in the course of a dental examination. For these reasons, dentists should be vigilant in looking for its symptoms. ..
  32. Mupparapu M, Arora S. Wireless networking for the dental office: current wireless standards and security protocols. J Contemp Dent Pract. 2004;5:155-62 pubmed
    ..The network security protocols that protect the patient data and boost the efficiency of modern day dental clinics are enumerated. ..
  33. Barreto M, Fonseca E, da Cunha A. A computerized system to conduct the Tweed-Merrifield analysis in orthodontics. Braz Oral Res. 2006;20:167-71 pubmed
    ..This technological innovation can be a helpful instrument for the orthodontist that favors a more accurate dental-cranial-facial analysis, increases patient safety, orients conduct and may contribute to teaching and research. ..
  34. Dykstra B. What is your excuse (for not implementing digital technologies into your practice)?. Dent Today. 2006;25:118, 120-1 pubmed
  35. Ruiz J. A systematic approach to dento-facial smile evaluation using digital photography and a new photographic view. Dent Today. 2006;25:82-5 pubmed
  36. Marec Berard P, Azzi D, Chaux Bodard A, Lagrange H, Gourmet R, Bergeron C. Long-term effects of chemotherapy on dental status in children treated for nephroblastoma. Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2005;22:581-8 pubmed
    ..The authors retrospectively reviewed the dental records and panoramic radiographs of 27 children treated for nephroblastoma between 1994 and 1998...
  37. Tan P. The killing field of Khao Lak: forensic odontology in Thailand tsunami victim identification. Singapore Dent J. 2005;27:41-50 pubmed
    ..To date, 10 victims have been found and identified, eight of whom were identified by dental records. The author travelled twice to southern Thailand and spent 5 weeks there...
  38. Chong J, Chew J, Ravindranath S, Pau A. Clinical audit teaching in record-keeping for dental undergraduates at International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. J Dent Educ. 2014;78:206-12 pubmed
    ..Improvements in clinical audit teaching were also proposed. ..
  39. John J, Thomas D, Richards D. Questionnaire survey on the use of computerisation in dental practices across the Thames Valley Region. Br Dent J. 2003;195:585-90; discussion 579 pubmed
    ..Training and follow-up support may encourage dental practice teams to develop more positive attitudes towards computerisation and encourage them to use computers more extensively in clinical practice. ..
  40. Hall J. MFGDP(UK): the Key Skills Portfolio. Dent Update. 2004;31:159-62, 164, 166 pubmed
    ..Specific advice is given on each key skill in order to complete the Portfolio. ..
  41. Trengrove H. Operation earthquake 2011: Christchurch earthquake disaster victim identification. J Forensic Odontostomatol. 2011;29:1-7 pubmed
    ..At the conclusion of the operation 97% of the deceased have been identified and returned to their families. ..
  42. Pessian F, Beckett H. Record keeping by undergraduate dental students: a clinical audit. Br Dent J. 2004;197:703-5 pubmed
    ..Positive changes can be achieved by creating awareness among dental students on the importance of keeping records. ..
  43. Cederberg R, Valenza J. Ethics and the electronic health record in dental school clinics. J Dent Educ. 2012;76:584-9 pubmed
  44. Keim R. Revenge of the lawyers. J Clin Orthod. 2006;40:69-70 pubmed
  45. van Wijk A, Tan S. A numeric code for identifying patterns of human tooth agenesis: a new approach. Eur J Oral Sci. 2006;114:97-101 pubmed
  46. Holmes S, Udey D. Risk management in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am. 2008;20:119-26 pubmed publisher
    ..Oral and maxillofacial surgeons should practice these principles regularly and not wait for a claim to occur to teach them their benefits. ..
  47. Fenlon M, Glick S, Sherriff M. An audit of letters of referral to a prosthodontic department in a dental teaching hospital. Eur J Prosthodont Restor Dent. 2008;16:128-31 pubmed
    ..However a re-audit in May 2007 showed that 9% of letters met all five criteria and 15% met none of them. A need has been identifiedfor better referral letters and ways of achieving this were discussed...
  48. Holden A. Lost in transition - changes in communication in the leap from dental student to foundation dentist. Br Dent J. 2011;211:459-61 pubmed publisher
    ..It would seem a common assumption that students are poorer at this competency than graduate dentists, but on the contrary the evidence may suggest the opposite. ..
  49. Groten M, Axmann D. Time needed for data collection in clinical studies on fixed prosthodontics. Int J Prosthodont. 2004;17:651-6 pubmed
  50. Gibson R, Harrison J. What are we reading? An analysis of the orthodontic literature 1999 to 2008. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2011;139:e471-84 pubmed publisher
    ..64; 95% CI, 0.29, 1.43). Statistically significant differences were found in the publication profiles of the 4 orthodontic journals examined, but the increase in RCTs was lower than anticipated. ..
  51. Mettes T, van der Sanden W, Mokkink H, Wensing M, Grol R, Plasschaert A. Routine oral examinations in primary care: which predictors determine what is done? A prospective clinical case recording study. J Dent. 2008;36:435-43 pubmed publisher
    ..The latter may reflect perceptions of a professional role, which need to be considered in efforts to improve the quality of ROE in oral care. ..
  52. Wagner I, Ireland R, Eaton K. Digital clinical records and practice administration in primary dental care. Br Dent J. 2008;204:387-95 pubmed publisher
    ..The second--digital practice administration--considers how the 'digital revolution' has impacted upon practice administration. ..
  53. Tulip D, Palmer N. A retrospective investigation of the clinical management of patients attending an out of hours dental clinic in Merseyside under the new NHS dental contract. Br Dent J. 2008;205:659-64; discussion 648 pubmed publisher