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Tooth Charts


Tooth charts

Palmer Notation Method This tooth numbering system (which is very popular in the U.K.) is simplicity itself – the mouth is divided into 4 quadrants (upper left, upper right, lower left, lower right), and teeth are numbered 1-8 going from the front tooth to the wisdom tooth in each quadrant:

Illustration of the Palmer Notation Method

U.S. Tooth Numbering Chart (“Universal” system) The American system of numbering teeth from 1 to 32 can hardly be described as “elegant”… but this handy tooth chart explains it all:

Illustration of the Universal Tooth Numbering System

FDI Two-Digit Notation system The first digit denotes the quadrant and the second digit, like the Palmer method, denotes the type of tooth:


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