218 Where There Is No Dentist 2012
Records, Reports, and Surveys
For record keeping, you can divide the
mouth into 4 parts:
• Upper Right (UR)
• Upper Left (UL)
• Lower Left (LL)
• Lower Right (LR )
Here are the short names of 4 teeth.
Can you find the tooth named LL5?
In each part there are 8 teeth (fewer in
children—see page 43).
You can call each tooth by its short name,
for example, UR3.
Keep a record of each person you see. Write some brief information about
the person and the problem. This way, if the person returns, you remember
what you did to help.
When a person needs to come more than once to take care of a problem, it
is better to keep a special record for that person. With all the treatments on
one page, you can follow that person’s progress more easily. Below is an
example for a person named Yupere. Yupere has a bad tooth that has hurt
from time to time for 2 months. One day when he woke up, his face was
swollen. Yupere decided to wait a day to see if the swelling would go away.
The next day it was worse, so he went to the medical post for treatment.