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Keeping up-to-date with tooth notation


Methods of tooth notation have evolved over the years and there is now an increasing desirability for a system which offers the maximum in precision, clarity and compatibility with typing and computing requirements. A review of the many available methods leads to the FDI two-digit system as being highly appropriate for today's needs. This system is being adopted increasingly, worldwide


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Elderton, R. Keeping up-to-date with tooth notation. Br Dent J 166, 55–56 (1989).

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