Depending on your dental school and sometimes from one instructor to another, dental terms and their meanings can vary slightly. This can spell disaster when it comes to prescriptions and moving teeth.
If you are asking the technician to "tip" a tooth and this means something different between the two of you, you may not get the movement you wanted.
For this reason, we've put together a list of definitions you can refer to when speaking to our technicians. This glossary covers all movements, directions, tooth charts and more. Here are some examples:
You can access the full glossary here.
Until next time...