Hello SoftDent Community,
I was hoping you could answer an um, disagreement Jeremy and I are having around the office. And yes, it's regarding ADA ode 6069 - Abutment Support Retainer.
ADA Code 6069 - Abutment Support Retainer
Currently we are displaying this graphically as a retainer.
Jeremy really thinks this should be a bridge. I say crown makes more sense or even leave it alone as a retainer.
Now the discussion is getting a little out of hand. There is a lunch on the line for the winner and we need YOU to help us get to the correct truth - which we know will be the crown:)
Our question is as follows:
Crown: If we change to crown, would you only chart the pontic in the middle and assume the two next to it are retainer?
Bridge: You would chart all three teeth as the bridge?
Retainer: Is it fine the way it is?
Help us get to the bottom of this please!
The tensions are running high and I'm in need of some BBQ!
Thanks for your help:)
I definitely agree that ideally it should be a mixture of both i.e. Retainer-Pontic-Retainer.
I guess I am trying to figure out how the actual mechanics of it should work in SoftDent because the need of multiple graphics and possibly multiple clicks for one charted recording. I'm not sure there is anything in SD currently that models this behavior.
So once you select the code, the it can go a couple of ways:
1. The expectation could be you select the middle tooth, the pontic, the sofware automatically puts a retainer on the teeth on each side of the pontic.
2. You could click the first tooth as the retainer, then click the second tooth as the pontic, then you click the third tooth as a retainer or maybe the software automatically adds the third tooth for you.