Another term for dental notation is the ANSI/ADA/ISO Tooth Numbering System. Dental notation is a system dentists use when they talk about and write down information about their patients’ teeth. It is a way for visually documenting the presence and positioning of teeth within a dentition and relating that information to the teeth themselves.

How Many Dental Notations Are There?

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

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