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Abrasion Mechanical wearing away of tooth stucture.
Asymmetry Indicates a lopsided unevenness or irregularity in facial features that may be a disease condition.
Attrition Normal wearing away of tooth structure over time.
Bruxism Excessive grinding of the teeth, may be concious or unconciously done.
Chief Complaint The symptom or group of symptoms that causes a patient to seek care.
Crepitus A cracking or grating sound heard upon movement.
Erosion Chemical wearing away of tooth structures.
Etiologic Factors causing disease.
Palpatation A process of touching or feeling with the fingers to detect evidence of disease or abnormalities.
Alphabetical filing Filing dental charts alphabetically by first letters of the last name.
Chronological Arrangement of events in order of ocurence.
Purge To clear, erase, or pertaining to revenues.
Maintaining records Keeping information in records updated and filing record where it can be easily accessed at a later time.
Numeric filing Files are given an assigned number and filed in numerical order.
Compounds Two words that form one word.
Reverse chronological order Filing the most current document in the front of the file.
Stacked filing system This method seperates documents according to one system, then another, then another.
Fiscal Financial, or pertaining to revenues.
Objective evaluation Any observation reguarding the patient made by the dental team.
Subjective evaluation Observations made by the patient, that made them seek care.
Created by: mgarrett