Dental Notation Meaning

Published on July 15, 2022, Updated on September 12, 2022

When discussing or writing about teeth, dentists employ a notation that is referred to as “dental notation,” which is also referred to as the “ANSI/ADA/ISO Tooth Numbering System.” It is a method for depicting in an image the number of teeth that a person possesses as well as the configuration of those teeth.

How Many Different Dental Notations Are There?

The three dental notations that are used the most often are the Palmer notation method, the universal numbering system, and the FDI global dental federation notation (ANSI/ADA/ISO Tooth Numbering System).


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