This article covers how to chat a Supernumerary (e.g. a '9') in EXACT
With Supernumerary teeth being additional teeth to the regular number of teeth, these require special charting for them to appear in EXACT.
- Creating a Supernumerary service
- Base charting on a Supernumerary tooth
- Charting treatment on a supernumerary tooth
Creating a Supernumerary service
To base chart a supernumerary tooth, you must first create a service to be charted.
- Follow the help article Create / Add a new Service to create a service item called SUPER.
- Set the Chart Graphic to Character, using either S/$ depending on what you would like to be displayed.
|Note: You could also create a service with no graphic or make it tooth specific. This would then add a clinical note advising that there is an extra tooth present.|
Base charting a Supernumerary tooth
Using the deciduous chart to indicate that an extra tooth is present is best if there is an extra tooth in the upper/lower 5-5 region (any tooth except molars).
You can activate the deciduous/dual chart screen, toggle the P/D switch on the left hand side of the tooth chart
Charting treatment on a supernumerary tooth
- With a course of treatment open on a patients Chart tab, select treatment from your Service List by highlighting it, do not chart this yet.
- Press and hold CTRL on your keyboard then left-click the tooth closest to the supernumerary tooth.
- The charted treatment will appear on the course of treatment with an S following the selected tooth. The S denotes your supernumerary.
Charting treatment on a Supernumerary tooth
- Select an item in the service list, for example FAM or any filling, hold down CTRL on your keyboard then chart the filling on the nearest tooth. This will put an 'S' next to the treatment on the treatment plan.
Please Note: The only problem with this is that it will chart the treatment on the nearest tooth, and this can cause problems (e.g. extracting a front tooth when it was the supernumerary, not the front tooth).
Charting the treatment on a deciduous tooth: This should be fine but this cannot be done on NHS courses of treatment in NI and Scotland, however, this is fine in England and Wales.