Universal Numbering System

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This article is about the dental notation system. For the metal alloy numbering system, see Unified numbering system.
Universal numbering system. Orientation of the image is "doctor's view" so left and right side correspond to the patient's right and left, respectively.

The Universal Numbering System is a dental notation system for associating information to a specific tooth,[1] and is commonly used in the United States.

The designations "left" and "right" on the chart correspond to the patient's left and right, respectively.

Chart of codes[edit]

Orientation of the chart is traditionally "patient's view", i.e. patient's right corresponds to notation-chart right. The designations "left" and "right" on the chart correspond to the patient's left and right, respectively.

Universal Numbering System
Permanent Dentition
upper left upper right
16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32
lower left lower right
Primary Dentition
upper left upper right
J I H G F E D C B A
K L M N O P Q R S T
lower left lower right
Alternate system for Primary Dentition
upper left upper right
10d 9d 8d 7d 6d 5d 4d 3d 2d 1d
11d 12d 13d 14d 15d 16d 17d 18d 19d 20d
lower left lower right

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tooth Numbering Systems". Oral Health Topics A–Z. American Dental Association. Retrieved 2014-05-26.  (www.archive.org link)

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