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What is a dental arch

The complete arched arrangement of upper or lower teeth. Also known as the dental arcade

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What is a quadrant

The left or right half of each dental arch

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What are incisor teeth

The most rostral group of teeth

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What are canine teeth

The teeth located just lateral to the incisor teeth

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What are pre-molar teeth

The rostral cheek Teeth

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What are molar teeth

The caudal cheek teeth

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What is a crown

The exposed part of a tooth above the gumline

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What is a root

The hidden part of a tooth below the gum line

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What is a Coronal

Toward the crown of the tooth

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What is apical

Toward the tip of the root of the tooth

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What is gingival

Toward the gingiva a.k.a. gum

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What is furcation

The area where the roots of a multi rooted tooth join the crown

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What is mesial

For canine, premolar, molar teeth, the surface or edge facing the rostral end of the mouth. For the incisor teeth, the surface or edge facing towards the center a.k.a. midline

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What is distal

For canine, premolar, molar teeth the surface or edge facing toward the caudal end of the mouth. For the incisor teeth, the surface or edge farthest from the center a.k.a. midline

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What is buccal

Surface of a tooth facing the cheeks

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What is palatal

Surface of an upper tooth facing the hard palate

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What is labial

Surface of the tooth facing the lips

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What is lingual

Surface of the lower tooth facing the tongue

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What is the incisal edge

The cutting edge of a sharp tooth's crown

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What is the occlusal surface

The flat grinding surface of molar teeth

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What is interproximal space

Space between adjacent teeth

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What is interproximal surface

The surface of the tooth that faces the adjacent tooth