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35 Cards in this Set

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3 Major Salivary Glands



Sublingual/Duct of Rivinus

1st Sexton

Central Incisor

Lateral Incisor


2nd Sexton


3rd Sexton


Line Angle

Two surfaces of a tooth that meet

Point Angle

Where 3 surfaces of a tooth meet

Where two line angles meet


Surface on gum line

Tooth Surface Naming Convention

1. Proximal Surfaces

2. Facial Surfaces

3. Occlusal Surfaces

Palmer's Notation

Break teeth into 4 quadrants

Go from mesial to distal teeth

No double digits

Graphic Image denotes which quadrant it is

International Notation

Break into 4 quadrants (Right Maxillary, Left Maxillary, Left Mandibular, Right Mandibular)

Use Quadrant number as the first number of the tooth's identification

Second number is mesial to distal

Always double digits

Incisors Function During Mastication

Used to bite food


Used for ripping and tearing food apart

Holding food

Sharpest teeth

Premolar/Bicuspid Function

Chewing and grinding food

Molars Function

Chewing and grinding food

Anterior Teeth Shape


Maxillary Posterior Teeth Shape


Mandibular Posterior Teeth Shape


Characteristics that contribute to self cleansing

Proximal Contacts

Interproximal Spaces


Facial and lingual contours

Curvature of the Cementoenamel Junction

Teeth Features That Indirectly Contribute to Stability During Function

Cusp Form

Proportions of crowns and roots

Root form

Anchorage and angles at which teeth are set in the jaws

Interproximal Spaces

Triangular in shape

Papillary gingiva/Interdental papilla forms the sides and base

When there is loss of gingiva, there is increase in size

Proximal Contact Areas

Consist of mesial and distal contact areas

Proper contacts prevents food impaction

Prevent trauma to the papillary gingiva

Provide support for the teeth

Improper contacts can contribute to periodontal disease


Facial, lingual, incisal or occlusal to contact area

Prevent food impaction

Dissipate occlusal forces

Allows self cleansing

Gigival stimulation

Anterior Teeth Labial and Lingual Embrasure Size Comparison

Labial and Lingual embrasure are the same size

Posterior Teeth Buccal and Lingual Embrasure Size Comparison

Buccal embrasure is narrower than the Lingual embrasure

Incisal and Occlusal Embrasures Size

Size increases from anterior to posterior

Cervical (gingival) Embrasures Size

Size decreases from anterior to posterior

Function of Facial and Lingual Contours

Determines position of tongue and lips

Directing food at appropriate angle

Gingival stimulation

Prevent food impaction

Height of Contour

Allow for adequate gingival health

help form the mesial and distal contact area

Should be occlusal to Cementoenamel Junction

Lingual Height of Contour for Anterior Teeth

Cervical 1/3

Lingual Height of Contour for Posterior Teeth

Middle 1/3

Incisor and Canine Lobes

4 Lobes

Premolar Lobes

4 Lobes

Mandibular Second Premolar has 5 Lobes

First Molar Lobes

5 Lobes

Second Molar Lobes

4 Lobes

Third Molar Lobes

4/5 Lobes