Appendix:Glossary of dental abbreviations

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This is a list of dental acronyms and abbreviations.

Contents: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


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Abbrv. Meaning
Δ Diagnosis; Also can mean "change"
ΔΔ Differential diagnosis, i.e. the list of possible diagnoses
# Fracture
x/12 x number of months
x/52 x number of weeks
x/7 x number of days

A[edit]

a (a with a bar over it) before, from Latin, ante
A&Ox3 Alert and Oriented to person, place, and time
ABP Anterior bite plane

B[edit]

BIDST British Institute of Dental and Surgical Technologists

C[edit]

CO, C/O Complains Of...

D[edit]

DTA Dental Technologists Association

E[edit]

EDH Eastman Dental Hospital
EOT Extra oral traction

F[edit]

FOTA Fellow of the Orthodontic Technicians Association

G[edit]

GA General anaesthesia

H[edit]

Hx history (of)

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L[edit]

LOTA Licentiate of the Orthodontic Technicians Association
LUCLP Left unilateral cleft lip and palate

M[edit]

MOTA Member of the Orthodontic Technicians Association

N[edit]

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O[edit]

ONG Orthodontic National Group
OSA Obstructive Sleep Apnoea
OTA Orthodontic Technicians Association

P[edit]

Px Prognosis

Q[edit]

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R[edit]

RCT Root canal treatment

S[edit]

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T[edit]

TPA transpalatal arch
Tx treatment

U[edit]

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Z[edit]