Release 4B

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Financial Management Work Group Maturity Level: 1Draft Use Context: Not Intended for Production use

This is a value set defined by the FHIR project.


Defining URL:
Title:Surface Codes

This value set includes a smattering of FDI tooth surface codes.

Committee:Financial Management Work Group
OID:2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.3.546 (for OID based terminology systems)

This is an example set.

Source ResourceXML / JSON

This value set is used in the following places:


This expansion generated 28 May 2022

This value set contains 11 concepts

Expansion based on Surface Codes v4.3.0 (CodeSystem)

All codes in this table are from the system

  MMesialThe surface of a tooth that is closest to the midline (middle) of the face.
  OOcclusalThe chewing surface of posterior teeth.
  IIncisalThe biting edge of anterior teeth.
  DDistalThe surface of a tooth that faces away from the midline of the face.
  BBuccalThe surface of a posterior tooth facing the cheeks.
  VVentralThe surface of a tooth facing the lips.
  LLingualThe surface of a tooth facing the tongue.
  MOMesioclusalThe Mesioclusal surfaces of a tooth.
  DODistoclusalThe Distoclusal surfaces of a tooth.
  DIDistoincisalThe Distoincisal surfaces of a tooth.
  MODMesioclusodistalThe Mesioclusodistal surfaces of a tooth.


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