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Dorsal Cavity

Cavity located in the back of the body

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Mandibular arch

The lower jaw

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Maxillary arch

The upper jaw

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Midsagittal plane

Imaginary line that divides the patients face into equal right and left sides

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Mixed dentition

Mixture of permanent teeth and primary teeth that occurs until all primary teeth have been lost usually between ages 6-12

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Occlusion

Natural contact of the maxillary and mandibular teeth in all positions

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Posterior

Toward the back

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Proximal surface

The surface next to each other when teeth are adjacent in the arch

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Stomodeum

The primitive mouth

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Succedaneous teeth

Permanent teeth that replace primary teeth

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Alveolar socket

Cavity within the aveolar process that surrounds the root of the tooth

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Anatomic crown

Portion of the tooth that is covered with enamel

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Anatomy

Study of the shape and structure of the human body

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Anterior

Toward the front surface

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Apical foramen

Natural opening in the root

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Axial

Referring to the body region that comprises the head, neck, and trunk

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Cementum

Specialized, calcified connective tissue that covers the anatomic root of a tooth

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Connective tissue

Major support material of the body

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Deciduous

Pertaining to first dentition of 20 teeth; often called "baby teeth" or primary teeth

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Distal

Farther away from the trunk of the body; opposite of proximal