Perio Chart

Use the perio chart to record perio exams.

In the Chart Module, click Perio Chart.

See our video: Perio Charting.


Setup: Click to edit default perio exam probing depths. Enter measurements in sets of three, separated by a comma (e.g., 323, 323, etc) for each tooth. Each box requires 48 digits.


Up to six of the most recent exams can show for easy comparison.

Exam Notes

Type relevant exam notes here for the current exam only. If exam notes are entered before a new exam is started, notes will be erased.

Perio Chart

Data from prior exams shows in gray. Current exam data shows in dark text. Probing depths show for all exams. For other measurements only the most recent data shows.


Entering Data

Auto Advance: Shows the current path direction.

Triplets: The triplet option is handy for entering lots of plaque, calculus, gingival margins, or any other measurements that tend to be the same for the entire tooth. When in triplet mode, the backspace key deletes three at a time and editing an existing entry will overwrite three at a time, so be careful to turn it off when done.

Ging Marg+: Check to enter positive values.

Microphone: Click to begin Voice Perio Charting.

Note: Open Dental Cloud users are not able to utilize Voice Perio Charting.

Number Entry: Press the numbers on screen or use your keyboard.

Plaque, Calculus, Bleeding, and Suppuration: Enter using the on-screen button, or a keyboard letter P, C, B, or S.

Calc Index %: Click to recalculate the four index percentages.

Navigation: There are multiple ways to navigate the perio chart.

Numbers in Red

Flag measurements in the grid with red text when greater than or less than a certain value.

Additional Options

Skip Teeth: Select teeth to mark as skipped when perio charting.

Graphical: See Graphical Perio Chart.

Save to Images: Save the current perio chart to the Images module, Tooth Charts folder, named by date.

Print: Print the perio chart as it appears on the screen.

Additional Details

Supernumerary Teeth / Retained Deciduous Teeth:
There is no way to note these on the perio chart. Details about these teeth can be entered as an exam note.

Primary Teeth:
Perio charting can only be done on permanent teeth.

Missing Teeth:
Enable the preference, Perio exams always skip missing teeth, to always skip missing teeth.

Enable or disable the preference, Perio exams treat implants as not missing, to determine whether or not teeth with an implant are considered missing.

The two preferences above work together, so if implants are treated as missing, and missing teeth are always skipped, the implants will be skipped.