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Teeth numbering

Discussion in 'Dental' started by ItsGavinC, Aug 23, 2002.

  1. ItsGavinC

    ItsGavinC Dentist Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    Just a random question:

    Do dental schools solely utilize the ADA's "Universal" system (1-32) for numbering teeth, or do they also teach the Zsigmondy (or Palmer) system for numbering?

    Thanks!
     
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  3. UBTom

    UBTom Class '04 official geezer 10+ Year Member

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    Heya Gavin,

    Here at UB we did indeed cover the International and Palmer systems, but we concentrate on the Universal system because that's the one most used here in the U.S.. All our patient charts here at UB use the universal system. I would suspect most if not all other U.S. dental schools also use the universal.

    HTH!
     
  4. markymark

    markymark Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    universal here too.
     
  5. gryffindor

    gryffindor Dentist 10+ Year Member

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    Stick to universal, it's what they use on the boards.
     
  6. ItsGavinC

    ItsGavinC Dentist Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    Thanks for all the answers to my random question!
     

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