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(1907), a “comedy of to‐day” by Augustin Daly. [Daly's Theatre, 49 perf.] Portrait of a Lady, picture #728 at the annual Academy exhibition, so lovingly depicts a beautiful woman ...

tooth notation

tooth notation  

A means of graphically recording the presence and location of teeth and associating information with them within a dentition. More than 32 different systems have been described but only a few have ...
involucrum

involucrum  

A sheath or layer of new bone growth outside existing bone seen in chronic osteomyelitis. It is produced in response to infection and can contain a sequestrum of necrotic bone.
fulminating

fulminating  

(ful-min-ayt-ing)describing a condition or symptom that is of very sudden onset, severe, and of short duration.
attrition

attrition  

n. (in dentistry) the wearing of tooth surfaces by the action of opposing teeth. A small amount of attrition occurs with age but accelerated wear may occur in bruxism and with certain diets.
basic periodontal examination

basic periodontal examination  

(BPE)(periodontal screening and recording (PSR)) A periodontal screening system which identifies patients who require a more detailed periodontal examination. It is carried out using a World Health ...
vein

vein  

A blood vessel conveying blood towards the heart. Only the pulmonary veins carry oxygenated blood. Small veins (venules) drain blood from the capillaries and unite to form a vein. The walls of a vein ...
dentition

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A Dictionary of Dentistry (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2020
Subject:
Medicine and health, Dentistry
Length:
465 words

...utero) Eruption date (in months) Root completion date (in years) central incisor 4 7 1½ lateral incisor 4½ 8 2 canine 5 18 3 Maxillary first molar 5 14 2½ second molar 6 24 3 central incisor 4½ 6 1½ lateral incisor 4½ 7 1¾ Mandibular canine 5 16 3 first molar 5 12 2½ second molar 6 20 3 The primary teeth are shed (exfoliated) from about 6–7 years, starting with the maxillary incisors, and total exfoliation is normally complete by about...

eruption

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A Dictionary of Dentistry (2 ed.)

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2020
Subject:
Medicine and health, Dentistry
Length:
405 words

...months) maxillary central incisor 7 lateral incisor 8 canine 18 first molar 14 second molar 24 mandibular central incisor 6 lateral incisor 7 canine 16 first molar 12 second molar 20 Approximate eruption dates of permanent teeth Jaw Tooth Eruption date (in years) maxillary central incisor 78 lateral incisor 8–9 canine 11–12 first premolar 10–11 second premolar 10–12 first molar 6–7 second molar 12–13 third molar...

tooth notation

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A Dictionary of Dentistry (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2020
Subject:
Medicine and health, Dentistry
Length:
605 words
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...using upper-case letters (an alternative system labels them 1d to 20d). The designations ‘left’ and ‘right’ on the chart correspond to the patient’s left and right, respectively; however, the orientation of the chart is traditionally ‘patient’s view’, i.e. patient’s right corresponds to notation-chart right. The universal/national tooth numbering system Permanent Teeth 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...

probe

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A Dictionary of Dentistry (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2020
Subject:
Medicine and health, Dentistry
Length:
402 words
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...with circumferential markings at 3, 6, and 8mm, used for assessing oral disease; it is also available with Williams markings at 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, and 10mm. A Nabers furcation probe , named after Claude Lowrey Nabers, a contemporary American periodontologist, is a hand instrument with a large curved tip used in assessing the extent of periodontal involvement between molar roots; it has circumferential markings at 2, 4, 6, and 8mm, made more visible by two black bands between the 2 and 4mm and the 6 and 8mm markings. The tip of the probe is moved towards...

basic periodontal examination

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A Dictionary of Dentistry (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2020
Subject:
Medicine and health, Dentistry
Length:
300 words
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...who require a more detailed periodontal examination. It is carried out using a World Health Organization or Community Periodontal Index of Treatment Needs (CPITN) probe using a probing force of 20–25gm. The CPITN-E probe has one dark band 2mm in width located 3.5–5.5mm from the probe tip; the CPITN-C probe has an additional 3mm dark band located 8.5–11.5mm from the probe tip. Basic periodontal examination: CPITN probes BPE codes Code Signs Management Code 0 • probing depth <3.5mm • no bleeding on probing • no calculus or root...

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