Dental professionals utilize dental notation, sometimes referred to as the ANSI/ADA/ISO Tooth Numbering System, to denote teeth while recording or discussing them. It is a technique for representing and connecting, graphically, the presence and arrangement of teeth within a dentition.

How Many Dental Notations Are There?

The three most popular dental notations are the Palmer notation method, the universal numbering system, and the FDI global dental federation notation (ANSI/ADA/ISO Tooth Numbering System).