Do you know the types of dental evaluations
According to the American Dental Association – ADA there are several types of oral evaluations that we can carry out in our practice:
Periodic oral evaluation
Evaluation that is performed on a registered patient to determine any change in their dental and general health status since the last complete or periodic evaluation. This may require the interpretation of information acquired through additional diagnostic procedures. Report additional diagnostic procedures separately.
Limited Oral Evaluation – Focus on a Problem
Evaluation limited to a specific oral health problem. This may require the interpretation of information acquired through additional diagnostic procedures. Definitive procedures may be required on the same evaluation date. In general, patients receiving this type of evaluation have been sent for a specific problem and / or are presented with dental emergencies, traumas, acute infections, etc.
Complete oral evaluation
It is a meticulous evaluation and recording of hard and soft extra oral and intraoral tissues. It may require the interpretation of information acquired through additional diagnostic procedures. This should include the evaluation and recording of the patient’s dental and medical histories and a general health assessment. It usually includes the evaluation and recording of dental caries, of lost or un-erupted teeth, of restorations, of occlusal relation, of periodontal conditions (including periodontal filing), of abnormalities of hard tissues and soft, etc.
Complete Periodontal Evaluation
Typically it includes an evaluation of the periodontal conditions, the probing and signing of the patient, the evaluation and the registration of the dental and medical histories of the patient and the evaluation of the general health. It can include the evaluation and registration of dental caries, of lost or un-erupted teeth, of restorations, of the occlusal relationship and of the oral cancer screening test.
Comprehensive and Comprehensive Oral and Oral Assessment? Focus on a Problem, Per Report
It involves more extensive cognitive and diagnostic methods based on the findings of a complete oral evaluation. It requires an integration of more extensive diagnostic methods to develop the treatment plan for a specific problem. The condition that requires this type of evaluation must be described and documented. Some examples of the conditions that require this type of evaluation may include dentofacial anomalies, complicated perioprosthetic conditions, complex tempura-mandibular dysfunctions, facial pain of unknown origin, severe systemic diseases that require multidisciplinary consultations, etc.
Re-evaluation? Limited, Focused on a Problem (established patient, non-post-operative visit)
This includes the evaluation of the status of a pre-existing condition. Some examples of conditions that require this type of evaluation may include: A traumatic injury that was not treated but in which the patient needs further controls; Evaluation for undiagnosed continuous pain: A soft tissue injury that requires further evaluation.