Dental practitioners utilize dental notation or the ANSI/ADA/ISO Tooth Numbering System to identify teeth when writing or speaking about them. It is a method for visually capturing the existence and placement of teeth within a dentition and linking the information with the teeth.

How Many Dental Notations Are There?

Three common dental notations are the FDI international dental federation notation (ANSI/ADA/ISO Tooth Numbering System), the universal numbering system, and the Palmer notation method.