Helping dentists to decode dental charts



  • To begin with, you just need to click on the dental terminology you are interested in, situated in the list on the left-hand side of every page. Once you are on the page, you will find two vertical columns: the first one contains the terminology in other languages and/or abbreviations in bold, alphabetically, followed by the country. The second one contains a few symbols, followed by the country in brackets. 
  • The pages entitled 'EXTRA ABBREVIATIONS' and 'EXTRA SYMBOLS'  inform about extra information encountered on dental charts.
  •  Dental terminologies/abbreviations were compiled in separate languages to speed up your search. At the moment, just German language is available (other languages coming soon).







ADA - Dental Abbreviations, Symbols and Acronyms (2008). Available at: abbreviations.pdf 

(Accessed: 07.03.2013)

CGC Dental Charting (2009). Available at: (Accessed: 27.04.2013)

INTERPOL DVI Forms (2011). Available at: (Accessed: 28.03.2013)

Jaroski-Graf,  J (2000). Dental Charting:a standard approach. Canada: Delmar Thomson Learning.

Keiser-Nielsen, S (1980). Person Identification by Means of the Teeth: a practical guide. Michigan: Wright.  

Manica, S. "Guide of International Dental Charts translated into English - decoding international ante-mortem dental charts for INTERPOL's Ante-mortem (AM) Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) form (Section F2)". M.Sc. Dissertation, University of Glamorgan, 2011.

Martinez-Chicon, J & Valenzuela A. (2011). Ulsefuness of Forensic dental Symbols© and Dental Encoder© database in forensic odontology. J Forensic Sci, Vol. 57, No. 1: p.206-211.

Solheim, T (1997). A hierarchical system for the coding of dental information in reports and computer-assisted identifications. J Forensic Odontostomatol; 15(1):5-8.

The United States Navy (1999). Nonresident Training Course: Dental Technician, Volume 2. Florida: Naval Education and Training Professional Development and Technology Cent

WinID3(2013). Available at:  (Accessed: 27.02.2013)