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CodeSystem: Surface Codes

Official URL: http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/FDI-surface Version: 1.0.0
Draft as of 2024-07-14 Maturity Level: 1 Responsible: Health Level Seven International Computable Name: SurfaceCodes
Other Identifiers: OID:2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.1.1154

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This value set includes a smattering of FDI tooth surface codes.

This Code system is referenced in the content logical definition of the following value sets:

Generated Narrative: CodeSystem FDI-surface

Last updated: 2020-04-09 21:10:28+0000

Profile: Shareable CodeSystem

This case-sensitive code system http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/FDI-surface defines the following codes:

M Mesial The surface of a tooth that is closest to the midline (middle) of the face.
O Occlusal The chewing surface of posterior teeth.
I Incisal The biting edge of anterior teeth.
D Distal The surface of a tooth that faces away from the midline of the face.
B Buccal The surface of a posterior tooth facing the cheeks.
V Ventral The surface of a tooth facing the lips.
L Lingual The surface of a tooth facing the tongue.
MO Mesioclusal The Mesioclusal surfaces of a tooth.
DO Distoclusal The Distoclusal surfaces of a tooth.
DI Distoincisal The Distoincisal surfaces of a tooth.
MOD Mesioclusodistal The Mesioclusodistal surfaces of a tooth.


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