Dental Notation Meaning

Published on June 23, 2022, Updated on September 12, 2022

Dentists use the universal numbering system to identify individual teeth and correlate the information with those teeth as dental notation. It is a method for visually capturing the existence of teeth as well as their placement within a dentition and linking the information with the teeth themselves.

How Many Dental Notations Are There?

There are three dental notations that are used frequently: the FDI global dental federation notation, the universal numbering system, and the Palmer notation technique. The FDI world dental federation notation is also known as the ANSI/ADA/ISO Tooth Numbering System.


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