The development of a dental diagnostic terminology

Elsbeth Kalenderian, Rachel L. Ramoni, Joel M. White, Meta E. Schoonheim-Klein, Paul C. Stark, Nicole Kimmes, Gregory G. Zeller, George P. Willis, Muhammad F. Walji

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Abstract

There is no commonly accepted standardized terminology for oral diagnoses. The purpose of this article is to report the development of a standardized dental diagnostic terminology by a work group of dental faculty members. The work group developed guiding principles for decision making and adhered to principles of terminology development. The members used an iterative process to develop a terminology incorporating concepts represented in the Toronto/University of California, San Francisco/Creighton University and International Classification of Diseases (ICD)-9/10 codes and periodontal and endodontic diagnoses. Domain experts were consulted to develop a final list of diagnostic terms. A structure was developed, consisting of thirteen categories, seventy-eight subcategories, and 1,158 diagnostic terms, hierarchically organized and mappable to other terminologies and ontologies. Use of this standardized diagnostic terminology will reinforce the diagnosis-treatment link and will facilitate clinical research, quality assurance, and patient communication. Future work will focus on implementation and approaches to enhance the validity and reliability of diagnostic term utilization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)68-76
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Dental Education
Volume75
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011
Externally publishedYes

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technical language
Tooth
diagnostic
group work
Dental Faculties
Oral Diagnosis
San Francisco
Endodontics
International Classification of Diseases
quality assurance
Reproducibility of Results
ontology
Decision Making
utilization
Communication
expert
Disease
decision making
communication

Keywords

  • Dental education
  • Dental research
  • Dentistry
  • Diagnostic codes
  • Diagnostic terminology
  • Terminology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)
  • Education

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Kalenderian, E., Ramoni, R. L., White, J. M., Schoonheim-Klein, M. E., Stark, P. C., Kimmes, N., ... Walji, M. F. (2011). The development of a dental diagnostic terminology. Journal of Dental Education, 75(1), 68-76.

The development of a dental diagnostic terminology. / Kalenderian, Elsbeth; Ramoni, Rachel L.; White, Joel M.; Schoonheim-Klein, Meta E.; Stark, Paul C.; Kimmes, Nicole; Zeller, Gregory G.; Willis, George P.; Walji, Muhammad F.

In: Journal of Dental Education, Vol. 75, No. 1, 01.01.2011, p. 68-76.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Kalenderian, E, Ramoni, RL, White, JM, Schoonheim-Klein, ME, Stark, PC, Kimmes, N, Zeller, GG, Willis, GP & Walji, MF 2011, 'The development of a dental diagnostic terminology', Journal of Dental Education, vol. 75, no. 1, pp. 68-76.
Kalenderian E, Ramoni RL, White JM, Schoonheim-Klein ME, Stark PC, Kimmes N et al. The development of a dental diagnostic terminology. Journal of Dental Education. 2011 Jan 1;75(1):68-76.
Kalenderian, Elsbeth ; Ramoni, Rachel L. ; White, Joel M. ; Schoonheim-Klein, Meta E. ; Stark, Paul C. ; Kimmes, Nicole ; Zeller, Gregory G. ; Willis, George P. ; Walji, Muhammad F. / The development of a dental diagnostic terminology. In: Journal of Dental Education. 2011 ; Vol. 75, No. 1. pp. 68-76.
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